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ONLY 50 TICKETS LEFT IN PHASE 1!!

Posted by Antoine Bessis on October 16, 2017 | 0 comment

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  ATTENTION PLEASE:   If you or your friends have received a Phase1 invitation, this week is your/their last chance to get your/their tickets in Phase 1. With very limited allocations, Phase 2 & 3 will sell out in minutes so get in now to avoid missing out.  #debsydney2017

PHASE 1 IS LIVE AND SELLING FAST

Posted by Antoine Bessis on October 12, 2017 | 1 comment

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PHASE 1 IS GOING VERY FAST. DON'T MISS OUT! IF YOU RECEIVED YOUR INVITATION, GET IN TODAY TO SECURE YOUR PREFERRED DEPARTURE POINT AND TABLE!! #debsydney2017

IMPORTANT DATES

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Posted by Antoine Bessis on October 09, 2017 | 5 comments

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THIS YEAR'S EDITION   PHASE 1 Invitation Emails:...

SAVE THE DATE - SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2017

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Posted by Antoine Bessis on September 11, 2017 | 0 comment

  Chers amis, Spring is here and the wait is over! Le Dîner en Bla...

29th Paris Edition Kept Secret Until the Very Last Minute!

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Once again this year, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris took place in utmost secre...

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How did Le Dîner en Blanc start?

Founded by Francois Pasquier in 1988, Le Dîner en Blanc concept began spontaneously in Paris, France. After travelling abroad for a few years, Pasquier returned home where he wanted to hold a dinner party to reconnect with his friend. There were so many who wanted to attend and in order for this large gathering to take place, Pasquier asked his guests to gather in the Bois de Boulogne park in Paris for a picnic and to dress in white so they could easily find each other. Each guest was asked to bring a friend or acquaintance. Launched with just a handful of friends nearly 30 years ago, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris now brings together close to 10,000 friends each year in some of the most prestigious locations of the French capital. Over the years, iconic sites of Paris have played host to the most extraordinary dinner parties e.g. the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Pyramid, Notre-Dame Cathedral forecourt, place de la Concorde and the Chateau de Versailles just to name a few.

What is the concept of Le Dîner en Blanc?

To this day, the concept is the same all over the world. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space. The purpose of the evening is to allow participants to reclaim an iconic public space in their city for one evening and enjoy it in an elegant, convivial, and spontaneous yet controlled manner. Thousands of friends and newly made acquaintances meet in their most elegant whites, on mass for a glamorous picnic in an outdoor public space. The location remains a secret to the guests until the day of the event. Guests must bring their own tables, chairs, crockery, glassware, silverware, white napery and garbage bags to take away their own rubbish. The site must be left immaculate, as if this giant flash feast never took place. All guests can bring a delicious gourmet meal or can opt to pre-purchase delicious picnic hampers online for convenience. Le Dîner en Blanc is a wine and champagne only licensed event, no beer or spirits are allowed. In Sydney, no BYO alcohol is allowed. Guests who want to enjoy some wine and/or champagne must pre-purchase online and collected on arrival.

How do you get invited to Le Dîner en Blanc - Sydney?

Registration to attend Le Dîner en Blanc is in 3 phases. Phase 1 is for members of Le Dîner en Blanc – Sydney of the previous edition, members automatically receive an invitation. Phase 2 is a chance for members to sponsor a friend, family member, colleagues… Phase 3 is for everyone on the waiting list! As the number of people on the Sydney waiting list has grown exponentially since our first edition in 2012, not all people will actually make it through registration due to limited available spaces. Space allocation is on a “first in first served” basis. Please note that being on last year’s or this year’s waiting list does not automatically guarantee you will become a member.

How much does it cost to attend Le Dîner en Blanc - Sydney?

The event ticket price is $60.00 (incl. GST) per person, it includes transport to and from the secret venue. Return transport is not obligatory of course. Note: depending on the secret location, there is also access to Uber and Taxis. Dîner en Blanc International will charge a $12.00 annual membership fee as well as a $12.00 transaction fee per 2 guests.

What are the most important rules of Le Dîner en Blanc - Sydney?

Le Dîner en Blanc is an evening like no other. Ticketed guests must attend, hail rain or shine. Participants dressed in chic, original and only white, arrive at a designated departure point with their table, chairs, and picnic equipment to make their way to the secret location with their Table Leader by chartered bus or organized public transport. At the event, people make new friends, don’t smoke at the table

What items are prohibited to bring to Le Dîner en Blanc?

NO ALCOHOL, no sports drinks, juice or soft drinks – Le Dîner en Blanc is a licenced event. No glass.

What should be on the all important guests’ packing list?

1 foldable trolley (recommended), 1 square folding table (60cm to 80cm), 2 white folding chairs, 1 white table cloth, 2 white cloth napkins, 1 ice bucket (recommended - ice station near the catering area), 1 lighter, 1 bottle opener, 1 Picnic Set with non-disposable cutlery & plates (not included with the catered hampers), quality polycarbonate* stemware and glassware (NO GLASS ALLOWED), rubbish bags (rubbish must be bagged and placed in bins), table decorations (your imagination is the limit), battery operated candles. * To avoid potential accidents and littering of broken glass, City of Sydney and Licensing Police have demanded that our guests bring non-disposable polycarbonate wine glassware.**

Why is the size and shape of the tables so important?

The use of SQUARE folding tables (60cm and 80 cm) optimizes the use of space at the site and also contributes to the visual harmony of Le Dîner en Blanc by creating rows of long banquet tables.
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