Le Diner en Blanc 2019
The world's poshest picnic is back for another round in Brisbane.
"Your nose like a delicious slope of cream / And your ears like cream flaps / And your teeth like hard shiny pegs of cream." Le Diner en Blanc — like Howard Moon's poem — will have you in all white. But sorry, Booshers: the eighth edition of this Brisbane event is just for the sophisticated.
Now on five continents, the Diner en Blanc began in Paris three decades ago thanks to François Pasquier and friends. This year, around 3000 of Brisbane's creme de la creme will once again dress in all-white on Saturday, November 23, with the event held at a predictably stunning location that remains secret until the very last moment (over the last few years, the beautiful banks of the Brisbane River at Portside, Roma St. Parklands, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, the Exhibition Grounds and New Farm Park provided welcoming venues).
Following an evening of elegance, fine dining and live music, the foodies then pack up their crystal, dinnerware, tables, chairs and litter. Like ghosts (white 'n' all), they leave behind no sign of their rendezvous (but don't get any ideas, a white sheet thrown over your figure will not do for an outfit).
Le Diner en Blanc guests must either be invited by a member from the previous year, or get on the waiting list for a ticket — with the latter open for registrations now.
Here's what happened in 2014:
Image: Mish Photography.