Dîner en Blanc is pleased to announce their arrival in Victoria with the event date scheduled for June 27th, 2013. The chic picnic promises to be one of the city’s most memorable evenings.
JOIN NICHE MAGAZINE FOR AN EVENING OF ENCHANTED ELEGANCE
Marking the world’s first viral event, Dîner en Blanc is an idea borne on the gai streets of Paris – a très chic picnic that invites culinary and culture enthusiasts, dressed in elegant whites, to converge upon secret outdoor locales in 35 cities across 5 continents.
There is little more charming, fanciful or inviting than a picnic – but there is only one picnic in the world that is defined by sheer elegance and sophistication, the global dining phenomenon that is Dîner en Blanc
Launched with a handful of friends by François Pasquier nearly 25 years ago in Paris, Dîner en Blanc is an invitation only event. Hopeful guests place their names on an online waiting list. Those who get an invite receive the picnic location one hour before the event begins. Dressed all in white, guests flock to the chosen destination, it is a divine and magical sight to behold, watching a city of white sit down and dine together in unity.
Un Histoire Très Chic
Paris’ Dîner en Blanc now attracts nearly 15,000 white-clad guests each year in a dozen cities throughout Europe and North America. Dîner en Blanc is about building a pyramid of friends and a network that links memories. The French capital’s most recognizable sites have played host to it: the Pont des Arts, the Eiffel Tower site, the Louvre Pyramid, the Champs-Élysées, and last year: The Plaza of Notre Dame basilica.
Those who attend a Dîner en Blanc become members; invited back the following year, and in turn, can invite their friends. Guests are required to bring a table, white chairs, white linens, china dinner service and may opt to bring their own picnic baskets or pay for a gourmet spread by one of the selected city’s renowned chefs.
At the last minute, the location is given to thousands of friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the “Dîner en Blanc’s” secret place.
DINER EN BLANC VANCOUVER 2012
Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.
Over the course of an evening, the diners enhance the function and value of their city’s public space by participating in the unexpected. Beyond the spectacle and refined elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of beauty and good taste.
Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamour of court society, and diners engage one another knowing they are taking part in a truly magical event.
There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic, except for the occasional amazed and astonished looks from passersby at the scene unfolding before them.
And we, as they, wonder whether it’s all not a dream…
To make it part of our summer reality, find more details and register online at:
Diner En Blanc Victoria is a production of The Social Concierge and Brink Events