Montreal’s spontaneous Dîner en Blanc is fast approaching for its 11th annual elegant supper dressed in white.
The secretive, world-renowned dinner has revealed the date for this year’s super as Phase 1 is officially underway.
The secretive supper works in phases as guests won’t find out where the event takes place until the night of the dinner.
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The rules for the event are quite strict: All guests must dress fashionably in white, head-to-toe. No ivory, no off-white, no beige. All white.
Once guests are registered for the event, their attendance becomes mandatory, rain or shine. Guests are all required to bring a table, chairs, and a tablecloth, all white of course.
This year’s elegant white supper will take place on Thursday, August 22.
Guests won’t know where they’re heading until the last second. Previous locations around Montreal included the Old Port, the Place des Festivals at Quartier des spectacles, and l’Esplanade at the Olympic Stadium.
On the night of the event, more than 5,500 participants show up at any of the 30 meeting points scattered throughout the city (meeting points will be revealed as the event draws closer). Guests then converge to the secret spot, keeping the location a mystery until the very last second.
Guests willing to abide by the all the rules and be part of a dinner that’s like no other, can register for the waiting list (Phase 3) on the Dîner en Blanc website for $50 to $53, depending on transportation options.
Phase 1, for the event’s members, leaders, and friends, is currently open. Phase 2 for the supper’s sponsored and past guests, opens on July 17 at noon, and Phase 3’s waiting list opens on July 23 for newcomers.
Start dry-cleaning your best white suits, dresses, shoes, and top hats, Dîner en Blanc feeds the city at its mysterious location, on August 22.