Worldwide epicurean phenomenon Dîner en Blanc®
returns to Calgary September 4th, 2014!!!
For the second time, thousands of adventurous Calgarians will gather, dressed in their finest whites, in a secret location for Dîner en Blanc® (translation: ‘The White Dinner’), a ‘pop-up picnic’ of magnificent proportions. Local hosts, Cory Edwards and Jason Gogo, are thrilled to also announce this year’s culinary partners. Long-time friends and colleagues Chef Michael Noble of the soon-to-open The Nash Restaurant & Off Cut Bar and NOtaBLE, The Restaurant and Chef Nicole Gomes of Nicole Gourmet will collaborate as culinary partners for Dîner en Blanc® Calgary. They will provide an assortment of gourmet picnic meals which will be available for pre-order online by registered attendees in limited quantities. Guests are given the option of pre-ordering a picnic meal to be delivered on-site or bringing their own gourmet creations.
Dîner en Blanc is all at once a global phenomenon and grassroots showstopper. What began in Paris 26-years ago is now an international exposition of all things French joie de vivre, friendship, elegance and gallantry, held in major cities around the world, including Canadian cities: Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto.
Enveloping all things epicurean-gastronomy, fashion, decor and entertainment Calgary’s second annual Dîner en Blanc promises to be an unforgettable evening of French-inspired beauty and magic. True to tradition, groups of 100 to 300 guests, dressed head-to-toe in elegant white and armed with all the necessary components (table, linens, dinner, etc.) will gather at specific rallying points across the city. These groups will then converge on one of the most beautiful settings in a public space where local organizers present a one-of-a-kind local celebration of community and culture complete with live music, great wine, and vibrant guests.
After the extraordinary success of the 2013 event, Dîner en Blanc Calgary 2014 will more than double this year to welcome 3,000 attendees.This year, the event expects to host a great number of fashion and design aficionados and foodies alike. “Calgarians” know true fashion, great food and elegance.” says Sandy Safi, Director of Partnership, and Aymeric Pasquier, Executive Director, Dîner en Blanc International. “Not only have they welcomed us with open arms from the very beginning, but they truly express the joie de vivre that is symbolic of Dîner en BlancÒ.”
If you are interested in joining Dîner en Blanc® in Calgary on September 4 you can still try to sign up on the waiting list via http://calgary.dinerenblanc.info/register !