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Le Dîner en Blanc

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A group of people dressed in all white dining around a table.
Photograph: Supplied | Le Diner en Blanc

Time Out says

Ditch the all-black Melbourne wardrobe, drink Champagne and let loose at this secretive al fresco dinner party

The top-secret affair that is Le Dîner en Blanc is back in Melbourne for another evening of fun, frivolity and fetching festivities.

Launched in Paris more than 30 years ago, this dream-like pop-up party allows guests to show off their all-white wardrobe and join in on an exclusive dinner party brimming with elegance, beauty and a certain sense of French je ne sais quoi.

Taking place on Saturday, March 2, guests will rally at points across the city and be guided by Dîner en Blanc volunteers to an undisclosed setting – and if past locations are anything to go by (Treasury Gardens, Melbourne Museum, Birrarung Marr), expect one of the city’s most beautiful public spaces. 

The soirée will begin after the traditional waving of the cloth napkin, with bubbly, sparklers and a fabulous feast following suit. Remember to BYO chairs, a table and a tablecloth, as well as your own picnic basket with fine food and even finer dinnerware.

If you’d like Dîner en Blanc to wine and dine you instead, a catered picnic basket option can be reserved in advance on the website. Champagne and wine must also be reserved through the e-store as well. And for the first time, you can even hire table and chairs.

The location will be revealed to guests upon arrival, and the waiting list for tickets is now open. Be sure to register your interest on Dîner en Blanc’s website to take part in this one-of-a-kind culinary experience.

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Leah Glynn
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Leah Glynn


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