‘All white everything’ is one of the biggest trends (and way of life) in the fashion world. Seach #allwhiteeverything on Instagram and you’ll come across a plethora of stylish bloggers touting the look.
Fortunately #allwhiteeverything also applies to the Dîner en Blanc – a worldwide epicurean phenomenon. Unsuprisingly, this enchanting event is originally from the fashion heartland Paris, and it is equal parts culinary feast, pop-up event and visual spectacle.
There’s nothing else quite like it – guests must dress elegantly in white, and also bring their own table settings, silverwear, white linen serviettes, wine, champagne and delicious menu items.
True to its Parisian legacy and traditions, the feast begins with a visually breathtaking napkin waving, and a collective lighting of sparklers signifies the time to mingle and dance. When the trumpet sounds at the end of the evening, guests pack up their sophisticated silverware, elaborate centrepieces, chairs and tables leaving behind no signs of their revelry.
Sounds cool, right? Here’s the key rules on joining:
- To participate, guests must be invited by a member from the previous year or get on the official website’s waiting list (Adelaide events on now and Melbourne event on 27th Feb 2016).
- Once confirmed, each guest’s participation becomes mandatory, regardless of weather conditions, as the event goes ahead rain or shine.
- The site chosen is typically in one of the most beautiful parts of the city, where diners can “see and be seen.”
- True to tradition, bystanders will witness groups of 100 to 300 people gather at specific rallying points across the city. These groups will then converge on one of the most beautiful settings in the city, either on foot or by other organised means of transportation.
Hope to see you there!