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The ultimate Diner en Blanc ?

 

Surely it isn’t… but how’s this for an extra-ordinary, extra-awesome event !

Okay, it seems I might have a slight obsession with Diner en Blanc (well, most things French actually… have to admit I’m a hopeless Francophile…) That’s probably how the concept of le Diner en Blanc captured my imagination a few years ago, and why I keep watching out for the latest events – especially now the concept has truly taken hold in Australia. If you haven’t read my earlier mentions of the white pop up picnic from Paris – take a quick read of the inaugural Melbourne DeB (March 2015)

Before Melbourne, a group of us had attended the 2013 Sydney DeB – one of the most unique events I’ve been to… “awesome, memorable, great fun… we were hooked”. We’d arrived early at a designated pick-up point… luckily the buses (to take us to the mystery picnic location) were parked next to a wine bar – soon overflowing with white pre-dinner revellers. As time grew close to departure, speculation of our destination (still a tightly-held secret) grew to fever pitch. Sydney had turned on perfect weather… and Bondi Beach was soon revealed as a perfect location (on the sand, with 3000 others)

One of the most popular guesses that year was somewhere around Circular Quay or the Sydney Opera House… who couldn’t imagine a sea of elegant white picnickers against the background of Opera House sails, ocean liners and the bustle of Sydney Harbour ? This year, that illusion came alive… last weekend the 2015 Sydney DeB was held on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House, spilling up the stairs. I’m so envious… it must’ve been extraordinary (and extra-awesome) to be amongst those 4000 chosen guests ! One comment on the member’s wall of the Sydney event says it all… “Great night, the holy grail of venues. Well done…”

The 2nd Melbourne Diner en Blanc was recently confirmed for February 27th 2016… if it isn’t already in your calendar, why not ? Details on the DeB concept and how to apply are on the Melbourne DeB website (but don’t expect to know where it will be held in February… until you’re on the bus !)

 

Sydney DeB 2015 1

Sydney DeB 2015 2

Sydney DeB 2015 3

 

images : le Diner en Blanc Sydney 2015 (Facebook photos page)

 

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