Dîner en Blanc will return to Vancouver again this summer

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Gentlemen and gentlewomen of Vancouver, be at the ready to nab your reservations for one of Vancouver’s most popular annual summertime events, as Le Dîner en Blanc is set to return to the city for an eighth year. The popular and posh all-white ticketed outdoor picnic and celebration has revealed they’ll pop up in Vancouver on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

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Le Dîner en Blanc began in Paris over 30 years ago as a special pop-up picnic, and has since been carried out year after year in cities around the globe.

Not only is Le Dîner en Blanc when lucky ticket holders gather in one Vancoouver spot all dressed in head-to-toe white, but it is also about the excitement of the event going down in a secret location, revealed to participants only hours before their festive plein air summer soiree.

Highly coveted tickets to the event are released in phases, with the first wave going to “members” who have previously attended, the second phase for the lucky few that Phase I members have recommended, and the last wave opens up tickets to those on the waiting list. (So get on that list right now, if you dare to dream of attending.)

And this is no come-as-you-are park hang-out; there are rules: You must dress in all white and elegant clothing–don’t be tacky about it, either.

Haul your own table (white chairs, white table) and table setting–and again, all white only, please. Bring your own food, and be prepared to set it all up and take it all down when the night is done. Champagne and/or wine will be available for pre-purchase. Beer and hard liquor are prohibited.

Le Dîner en Blanc – Vancouver

When: Thursday, August 8, 2019
Where: Shhh, it’s a secret
Cost: $53+ per person

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom