Dîner en Blanc is returning to Montreal on August 14!

Posted by Aymeric Pasquier on July 08, 2014 | 0 comment

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The 6th edition of the highly sought after Dîner en Blanc de Montreal will take place on Thursday, August 14, 2014, from 7 to 11 p.m. For one evening, more than 5,500 friends, foodies, and fashion and cultural enthusiasts, all dressed in white, will gather in one location, kept secret until the last minute, to picnic and dance under the stars. The goal: providing guests with the opportunity to reclaim, for one evening, a part of their heritage b...

The ABCs of Dîner en Blanc

Posted by Aymeric Pasquier on July 07, 2014 | 0 comment

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MAIN RULES OF THE EVENT:   The Dîner en Blanc location is kept secret until the last minute. It is generally held in one of the city’s most beautiful settings, always in a busy public place. Once registration is confirmed, guest attendance is mandatory, regardless of weather conditions. Attendees must wear white elegant clothing. Originality is welcome, as long as it is chic and tasteful. Attendees arrive and l...

Media Coverage of Montreal's 2013 Dîner en Blanc

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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.

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.

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.

Will the event be cancelled or postponed in case of adverse weather conditions?

The presence of each guest is necessary and mandatory, regardless of the weather. Guests must provide for a white raincoat, transparent poncho or umbrella, the Dinner will be held at the designated time and date whatever the weather conditions.

Is the Dîner en Blanc associated with a humanitarian or social cause?

What makes the Dîner en Blanc so popular is that it’s a “distinct” evening. There are no political or ideological agendas and very minimal branding. Le Dîner en Blanc is simply a friendly gathering whose sole purpose is to create a magical evening, where guests are in good company, and in an environment which is both unusual and extraordinary. On a private level, Hosts can decide to support any humanitarian cause they want, but not associated directly with Dîner en Blanc.
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