“At the last minute, the secret location is revealed to thousands of friends who have all been patiently waiting to learn where “Dîner en Blanc” will take place. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.” – Dîner en Blanc Victoria
For the fourth year, the world-renowned pop-up picnic, Dîner en Blanc is taking place in Victoria, on Thursday, June 23rd. Speculation is swirling about the secret location, with event-goers shopping around the city for tables, chairs and the perfect white outfit! More than 1,500 people attended the 2015 event at Ship’s Point. The event has also been held at St. Ann’s Academy and Fisherman’s Wharf.
Dîner en Blanc has become a much-anticipated annual celebration that attracts foodies, fashion and cultural enthusiasts for an evening of dining, dancing and musical entertainment.
Dîner en Blanc is inspired by the elegance and glamour of high French society. Guests partake in fine food and wine, and conversation amid a magical setting. There is no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic and no disruptions.
Guests of the 2016 Dîner en Blanc event will arrive by bus and pedestrian routes in downtown Victoria at approximately 5:30p.m., creating a high-energy parade of white as they make their way through the city.
An eclectic mix of musical acts will entertain guests throughout the evening and at an after party, which is also held at a secret venue.
Dan Hayes, The London Chef is once again providing three catered food options for picnickers who would prefer a chef-prepared meal. The Marseille, an artisan salad, marinated buffalo mozzarella sandwich and assiette of French biscuits; the Cannes, a salad of toasted olive oil bread, tomatoes and bocconcini, seared albacore tuna and a crème brûlée tart; or the St. Tropez, a king prawn cocktail, seared Alberta tenderloin and meringue au chocolat.
Registration closes this Friday! Tickets are selling quickly and a record number of attendees are expected.
For more information and to register please visit victoria.dinerenblanc.info.
A taste of Dîner En Blanc Victoria, 2015:
About Dîner en Blanc
Launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Dîner en Blanc – Paris now attracts over 10,000 people each year. What was a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international sensation celebrated on five continents. Guests gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful public spaces. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in over 70 cities in more than 25 countries around the world. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair.