It’s probably the most exclusive picnic in town, nay, the world. Le Dîner en Blanc, Paris’ cult ‘White Dinner’, is back this November in Brisbane for its eigth year running. Cue the mass squeals!
If you haven’t been to one of these truly magical dinners before then you’re in for a treat. But first of all, we have a seriously (white) hot tip for you—register for tickets ASAP! The event has become a global phenomenon over the years so tickets for this baby will go fast. Last year’s inaugural très chic picnic attracted over 2,500 cultural enthusiasts for a memorable evening at New Farm Park.
Registration to participate in this unique experience happens in three stages: Phase 1 is for members from the previous year; Phase 2 is for new members who are referred by Phase 1 attendees; Phase 3 is for people who signed up on the waiting. People wanting to be part of this unique experience can sign up to the waiting list here.
Still not really sure what the heck we’re gushing about? Let us explain. Diner en Blanc will see hundreds of diners descend upon a secret-squirrel location, which is revealed only hours before the event. To uphold Diner en Blanc tradition, guests are asked to wear head-to-toe white attire with an elegant dress code. You’re also required to bring your own portable tables, white chairs, white table linens, tableware (no paper plates here!) and a gourmet meal. You’ll also have the option to pre-purchase a gourmet picnic. What would we bring? All of the cheese, naturally.
The soiree begins after the traditional waving of the cloth napkin and from then on, it’s time to pop the champers (which you can pre order from the team at Diner en Blac), feast picnic-style and, as darkness falls, light the sparklers and party on to live music under the stars.
Still confused? Diner en Blanc is now held in 60 cities in over 25 countries with more than 100,000 annual guests. There were more than 20,000 people on waitlists for recent Diner en Blanc events in the capital cities, showing just how popular this event has become in Australia.
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When: Saturday 23 November
Where: Top secret location and revealed only hours before the event
Tickets are strictly limited and you’re invited to register your interest here.
In other news, vegan fast food joint Lord of the Fries is coming to town.
Image credit: Le Diner en Blanc and The Urban List