Global dining phenomenon, Dîner en Blanc comes to Vancouver August 30, 2012. Dîner en Blanc marks the world’s first viral event, a très chic picnic imported from Paris that invites culinary and culture enthusiasts dressed in white to converge upon secret outdoor locales in 20 cities across 5 continents. The Social Concierge brings the spirit of France to Vancouver’s first Dîner en Blanc by enlisting Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay along with a host of French entertainers, including internationally acclaimed Les Noces Gitanes.
Taking the pop up concept to a refined and mysterious level, these romantic outdoor dinners are organized entirely via social media, and attended annually by as many as 15,000 people in cities around the world. For Vancouver’s first Dîner en Blanc the guest list will be limited to 1,200 people for the as-yet-to-be-disclosed location.
Part mystery, part magic, part je ne sais quoi, the day of the event unfolds the same in every city: the site is revealed at the last-minute to preserve spontaneity and secrecy. Guests meet at designated rallying points where Table Hosts will escort them to the secret location. All must dress in elegant white, bring their own epicurean meals (or pre-order from Chef Dale MacKay’s three-course menu), non-disposable dinnerware, crystal, and table set. Over the course of the evening guests will celebrate French culture and dine amid live music and dancing. When it is time to leave, guests will pack all they arrived with and head into the night, no sign of their sophisticated revelry left behind.
WHAT: Dîner en Blanc® Vancouver http://vancouver.dinerenblanc.info/
WHEN: August 30, 2012 6:00 p.m. – rain or shine
WHERE: To be announced