The popular French tradition Le Dîner en Blanc is coming to Whistler this summer for the first time. Traditionally, Dîner en Blanc gathers hundreds of people with an all-white dress code coming together for a picnic at an iconic area in town. This special summer event will be held in Whistler on August 28, 2014 but the location will remain a secret until the last minute. There are only 750 spots available for this year’s inaugural event, and the waitlist to join has already gone up to the thousands.
Whistler Follows Suit with the Diner en Blanc Tradition
This highly popular event was born in Paris more than 25 years ago, by Francois Pasquier and 25 of his closest acquaintances. History states that the attendees were informed to meet at Bois de Boulogne dressed in white so that they can recognize each other. It turned out to be an amazing night, and so the tradition was born. Eventually, Dîner en Blanc was introduced in Vancouver in 2012, and in Victoria in 2013. Whistler is now following suit with the very first Dîner en Blanc Whistler in August, an excellent addition to the all the amazing events happening in Whistler this summer.
If you’re one of the lucky ones to get an exclusive invitation to the event, the price per person is $35 plus a registration fee of $5. Upon arrival at the secret Whistler location, guests will be guided to their seating areas where their will set up the tables and chairs that they have brought with them. The guests will dine outdoors – picnic style – while enjoying the beautiful Whistler backdrop. There are strict rules that each guest must adhere to, including cleaning up after themselves at the end of the night and leaving the area as pristine as when they came in. For those wanting to opt out of bringing their own food for the picnic, Bearfoot Bistro will be providing gourmet picnics for guests to enjoy.
The hosts for this year’s first Dîner en Blanc Whistler are Andy Wadsworth and Anna Pellici. For more information and to register for this special Whistler event, visit: http://whistler.dinerenblanc.info/
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