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Media Coverage of Montreal's 2014 Dîner en Blanc

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Dear Friends,   You may view all media coverage we have received for Dîner en Blanc Montréal 2014, here. But first, here are some images that will allow you to re-live the magic of the evening.   Wonderful 360 panoramas Uber Offical Photos Atelier & Saveurs Official Photos Photobooth 3 Official Photos Artist Photos Printed Press Journal Métro :  « Dîner en blanc:...

Dîner en Blanc de Montréal 2014 : Thank you message

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Dear DEB Friends,   I have just returned from New York where our team organised the 4th Dîner en Blanc de New York in one of Manhattan’s most beautiful sites (4800 guests). I finally have the time to send you a thank you message for the 6th edition of Dîner en Blanc de Montréal.   I have often said that it is thanks to the team spirit, creativity, energy and to the friendliness of hundreds of volunteers and thous...

CONTEST “SHOW US YOUR DEB-SIDE” BY UBER!

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Want to win an All-inclusive package for Diner en Blanc for 2 (rides, food, drink...

CONTEST: Ateliers & Saveurs goes all out for the Dîner en Blanc!

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Posted by Naëka Enriquez-Donnisaint on August 07, 2014 | 0 comment

Ateliers & Saveurs, cooking, cocktails and wine tasting school located in Old...

Uber TAXI, Proud partner of the Dîner en Blanc!

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Posted by Naëka Enriquez-Donnisaint on August 07, 2014 | 0 comment

Uber is an official partner of the Diner en Blanc! Not super keen on carrying you...

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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.

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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