Thousands of foodies all dressed in white will come together for a mysterious dinner party this October – for Le Dîner en Blanc.
Its Brisbane’s fourth edition of the French originated all-white-attire dinner party, and this year it’s taking place in a new secret location on Saturday 17 October.
Last year, Diner en Blanc took over Roma Street parklands, literally creating a sea of white. But, this year’s location will not be revealed until the night, with diners set to gather at meeting points around the city before being taken by foot, bus or train to the actual venue.
Diner en Blanc Brisbane host, Brooke Williams says the event is always very popular.
“Diner en Blanc is such a weird and wonderful event, it always attracts the attention of passersby on the day, as a flurry of people dressed in white make their way to their picnic location, carrying their tables and chairs and neatly packed picnic,” she says.
Diner en Blanc originated in France in 1988, after a Francois Pasquier decided to relocate his very large soirees to Paris’ Bois de Boulogne. He asked his guests to dress in white so they could spot each other. This one-off event became and an annual tradition, which has now grown into a worldwide phenomenon.
Diner en Blanc de Paris now plays host to close to 15,000 people annually.
“At the time of Australia’s first Diner en Blanc in 2012, Brisbane was one of 20 cities to get on board. Today, more than 60 Diner en Blanc events take place around the world and the list keeps growing,” Brooke Williams says.
For the night, attendees can choose to bring their own food or purchase a pre-made hamper, courtesy of Cuisine on Cue. Wine and champagne can also be purchased in advance from Sirromet Wines.
Le Diner en Blanc will be held on Saturday 17 October. To register click here