Organizers of Le Dîner en Blanc have confirmed that the secret enchanting picnic is coming to Whistler on August 28, 2014.
Although relatively new to North America, Le Dîner en Blanc has a rich 26-year history. In the summer of 1988, François Pasquier had just returned to Paris after a few years abroad and held a dinner party to reconnect with friends. So many wished to attend that he asked them to convene at Bois de Boulogne dressed in white, so as to be recognizable to one another. Each attendee was also asked to bring a friend. The evening was such a hit that guests wanted more friends to participate the following year and the concept of Dîner en Blanc was born. Paris’ Dîner en Blanc now brings together over 10,000 people each year.
Following in his Father’s footsteps, Aymeric Pasquier, kept the family tradition when he moved to Montreal and invited friends to the first Dîner en Blanc outside of Paris in August, 2009. In 2011, Dîner en Blanc International was born and in 2013, 40 cities around the world hosted the event. What began in Paris as a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international epicurean phenomenon across five continents.
Dîner en Blanc is a unique event – built by friends for friends. In each city, the organizational team behind the event is composed of a few trusted professionals who have intimate knowledge of the community plus the proven skills required to make this event an unforgettable evening for all. The Whistler organizers are Kristen Robinson, Andrew Wadsworth and Anna Pellicci.
Dîner en Blanc Whistler will be celebrated outdoors at a yet-to-be-disclosed location with live music and dancing; festive white balloons and sparklers. Guests dress in elegant white, bring their own epicurean feasts, tables, chairs, glasses and plates. A gourmet picnic from Whistler’s premier fine dining restaurant, the Bearfoot Bistro, is also available for diners. Executive Chef Melissa Craig is pleased to offer a selection of elegant options at different price points for advance order.
To get on the guest list, sign up at whistler.dinerenblanc.info.
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