Discover all you need to know about Dîner en Blanc
Dîner en Blanc started nearly 30 years ago in Paris, with François Pasquier and a couple of friends.
It began as a strictly word-of-mouth event but, today, more than 10,000 guests assemble at secret locations in Paris every year, with a record 15,000 people attending the 25th anniversary in 2013.
Dîner en Blanc has been held at various international locations and now it’s Toowoomba’s turn to shine.
On October 20, thousands of people will get together for the inaugural Dîner en Blanc Toowoomba picnic.
This event is a chic, all-white picnic held in a public space, with tickets available from $50 per person.
The location will be revealed to guests at the last possible minute, with guests travelling there by public and chartered transport (arranged beforehand), then setting up their tables for the picnic of a lifetime.
Guests get to experience the beauty and value of the chosen public space in a way nobody else will; free of disruption – there will be no car or pedestrian traffic!
Once their tables are set up and their napkins have been waived in the air to signal the start of the picnic, guests will enjoy their delicious meals and await the opening of the dance floor (this is done by guests waving sparklers in the air).
What can be more magical than dinner and dancing under the stars?
The event borrows from French court society and, as such, several courtesies remain — for instance, men and women are seated on opposite sides of their tables, with all the men on the same side and all the women on the opposite side.
Due to the nature of the event, there are a couple of rules.
Guests must be dressed completely in white and their picnic basket, table cloth, chairs, napkins, crockery and so on, must all be white.
The dress code is elegant and guests are required to conduct themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance and etiquette.
Dîner en Blanc is a rain or shine event and, once confirmed, each guest’s participation becomes mandatory, regardless of weather conditions.
For more information, visit the official website at www.dinerenblanc.com, or follow the Toowoomba event on Facebook.
THE PARISIAN SECRET PICNIC COMING TO TOOWOOMBA