It’s that time of year again where Brisbane food, fashion and culture enthusiasts hope to nab a sought-after ticket to Brisbane’s fourth edition of the all white Dîner en Blanc as tickets go on sale this week. This year’s dinner will take place on Saturday 17 October 2015 in a new secret location in Brisbane.
Tickets go on sale in waves. Previous years guests will be invited first, they can then sponsor a friend, before the rest of the tickets go on sale to those on the waiting list.
The French and swank pop-up picnic promises an unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty, and magic taking over one of the city’s favourite public space.
Brisbane Dîner en Blanc organiser Amy Grey said people should act quick if they want to snap-up one of this year’s golden tickets.
“Dîner en Blanc is one of Brisbane’s most special and sought-after events. Last year’s tickets sold out within days, and the event continues to grow in popularity,” Ms Grey said.
“The best part of the night, besides being dressed to the nines in white, and wining and dinning with someone you cherish, is the secret location, which is undoubtedly a talking point every year. Before every event, guests try to guess the location, but our lips are always sealed.”
Diners are asked to come along dressed all in white, bring tables, chairs, fine china, silverware and white tablecloth, as well as their own feasts, or pre-prepared gourmet baskets by Cuisine on Cue. Wine and champagne will be available from Sirromet wine.
“The evening is all about sharing a unique and delightful experience in a picturesque location, socialising with friends and complete strangers you will share a table with,” Ms Grey said.
Brisbane’s Diner en Blanc will partner with Treasury Casino & Hotel for this year’s event to ensure attendees can kick on long into the night.
“Diner en Blanc is undoubtedly one of the great cultural highlights in Brisbane’s annual calendar of events and we are delighted to come on board this year to host an all-white after party at The Kitty, our popular river-facing cocktail bar at the top of Queen Street,” Treasury’s General Manager of Food & Beverage, Gary Campbell, said.
“We’ve got a number of special surprises in store and look forward to seeing you all there following the main event.”
For a chance to grab the much sought-after tickets, people should register on the waiting list.
To maintain the uniqueness of Le Dîner en Blanc as well as staying true to tradition, guests must observe certain requirements and follow a few key rules:
- Registration to participate happens in three stages: Phase 1 is for members who attended the previous year; Phase 2 is for new members who are referred by Phase I attendees; Phase 3 is for people who signed up on the waiting list via the official website: brisbane.dinerenblanc.info/register.
- Once confirmed, each guest’s participation becomes mandatory, regardless of weather conditions. This is a rain or shine event.
- Dress code: elegant and white only. Originality is encouraged as long as it is stylish and tasteful.
- Table setting: all white!
- Attendees can bring their own food or purchase a pre-made hamper, courtesy of Cuisine on Cue.
- Wine and champagne can be purchased in advance from Sirromet Wines. Beer and hard liquor are prohibited.
- To ensure that the location secret is kept undisclosed until last minute, guests meet at assigned departure location and are escorted by a Dîner en Blanc volunteer.
- In order to leave the event location as clean as when they arrived, guests are required to leave with all their belongings, leftovers and litter.
Guests must bring
- A table, two white chairs, white tablecloth.
- A picnic basket comprising fine food and proper stemware and white dinnerware.
- A catered picnic basket option, courtesy of Cuisine on Cue, which can be picked up on site, will be available for those who do not wish to pack their own. Guests wishing to do so must reserve online through Dîner en Blanc website during the initial ticket registration.