Diner en Blanc is one of the most extravagant and exciting events on Sydney’s foodie social calendar and that isn’t even an exaggeration. In case you aren’t yet in the know (don’t worry, you’re about to be), Diner en Blanc launched in Paris in 1988 and what started as an intimate picnic in Paris has grown into an international phenomenon, now celebrated in 70 cities and 25 countries each year.
The best part is that the location is a secret and even though hundreds of people attend each year, the integrity of the event relies on it. One year it was on Bondi Beach and last year, on the steps of the Opera House. How does this happen? Well, you need to bring all of your own gear. We’re talking tables, chairs, cutlery and even a garbage bag, because nobody wants to deal with that mess afterwards.
Secondly, and most importantly, you have to dress in head to toe white, from your shoes to your handbag and everything in between. This one has less to do with the secret, but a lot to do with the integrity.
Tickets are almost as rare as the golden ticket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, so you will have to register by October 28th and then cross your little fingers and hope for the best.
What: Diner en Blanc 2016
When: Saturday 19 November at 7pm
Where: That is the million dollar question
Cost: From $54 per person
This is also happening, so there's that.
Image credit: Diner en Blanc