Dîner en Blanc celebrates food in a way unlike any other event in Vancouver – guests must dress in elegant white and bring their own meals (or order off Chef MacKay’s menu), non-disposable dinnerware, crystal and table-set.
Dîner en Blanc will reclaim the magic of how Vancouver experiences fine wine, delicious food and good company. Chef MacKay is classically trained in French culinary tradition, which will lend to the joie de vivre French spirit of the evening!
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: MEDIA will be contacted ONE HOUR before event is scheduled to begin and will be notified of the location. Media will be hosted at the Media Lounge – spectacular visuals & photo opps all evening! Media wishing to be informed of exact location please submit online http://bit.ly/dinerenblancvancouver by August 24, 2012.
IMPORTANT: ALL MEDIA ATTENDING MUST BE ACCREDITED IN ADVANCE AND WEAR WHITE OR YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED OR GRANTED INTERVIEWS.