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Official photos for 2014

Posted by Anna Pellicci on September 23, 2014 | 0 comment

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We were absolutely delighted to host you at our inaugural Diner en Blanc Whistler on August 28, 2014 at Rebagliatti Park. Over 400 guests joined us at this beautiful Whistler location, to enjoy good food, wine and company and the dance the night away under the stars. The event was described as a beautiful, enchanting summer evening not to be missed! Official photos were provided by Joern Rohde at Rohde Photography and are available to view in our F...

Save the Date – Le Dîner en Blanc Whistler on August 28th!

Posted by Anna Pellicci on July 15, 2014 | 0 comment

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Le Dîner en Blanc, the worldwide epicurean phenomenon, is coming to Whistler on Thursday August 28, 2014. Dîner en Blanc Whistler will be celebrated outdoors at a yet-to-be-disclosed location with live music and dancing; festive white balloons and sparklers.  Guests dress in elegant white, bring their own epicurean feasts, tables, chairs, glasses and plates. A gourmet picnic from Whistler's premier fine dining restaurant, th...

Le Dîner en Blanc celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013!

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Posted by Annie Moonien on January 10, 2014 | 0 comment

Le Diner en Blanc, the worldwide epicurean phenomenon, celabrated its 25th annive...

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Is it an illegal activity?

Le Dîner en Blanc - Paris is held on the most prestigious sites of the city, without authorization. The first editions were not easy to put in place. Today, the French authorities know the organization and know that it’s always well controlled. Moreover, the event’s photogenic quality adds to the city’s image of a modern and stylish city, open to the world. To ensure the safety of our International DEB guests, we require that the local hosts have the proper authorization, permits and insurances before proceeding with their event.

How many Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

There are close to 40 events scheduled, or in the process of being approved for 2014! Most take place in North America and Europe with a total of one hundred thousand members participating each year. The largest and most internationally recognized Dîner en Blanc, is the original event in Paris. Instigated over 25 years ago by François Pasquier and his close friends, it attracts today almost 15,000 people yearly. The second largest event is based in Montreal, Canada with 5,200 guests.

I have seen that many of your events worldwide are associated with certain brands, is there a possibility for sponsorship opportunities?

Dîner en Blanc International prides itself on being associated with some of the most exciting and elegant brands worldwide, however this event is first and foremost a dinner amongst friends and is not intended to be an event overly saturated with brand and marketing opportunities.

What must guests bring?

A table, two (white) chairs, a picnic basket comprised of quality menu items and china dinner service. They must wear white and be dressed elegantly. Originality is encouraged as long as it stays stylish and denotes taste.

Is the Dîner en Blanc really free?

Le Dîner en Blanc is first and foremost a gathering of friends. It is a non-commercial, organisation. The fee required of guests goes to cover the costs inherent to the organisation, e.g., bus rental, electricity, sound system, lighting, security, photographic and video services, and other small surprises peculiar to each event…

What are the key rules of the event?

Le Dîner en Blanc is quite different from other evenings. Seats are allotted on site in a very specific manner. - Once confirmed, the presence of each guest thus becomes essential and mandatory, whatever happens and regardless of weather conditions; - Colour: white only; - Bring a picnic basket, white table cloth, table (between 28”x28” and 32”x32”) and foldable chairs (white); - Arrive and depart by bus or organised public transit; - Bring one’s refuse when departing and leave the place as clean as it was upon arrival.

Why are men generally seated on one side and women on the other?

Le Dîner en Blanc is a highly photogenic event. Colour, style, but also the symmetry of men and women are important components of this aesthetics. This has also always been the tradition of Diner en Blanc Paris. Moreover, regardless of the site, there is always a guest perspective which is more pleasing to the eye than the other. This first perspective is always given to women. Same sex couples are not requested to follow this guideline.

Why are the tables and chairs not being rented this year?

It’s almost impossible to find 1500 identical tables and it can be very difficult having to deal with several suppliers. In Paris, guests have always brought their own table and chairs and it’s much simpler that way. They thus play a bigger role and, in a way, they too become organisers of the festivity. As well, we would like to keep the same friends over several years and their table will in this way become cost-effective.
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