On Saturday 21st March Le Dîner en Blanc – Auckland will once again take place at an undisclosed location. Set to be the best Le Diner en Blanc yet, food lovers, cultural enthusiasts and Auckland’s most stylish will come together en masse to take part in this unforgettable al fresco event.
3 lucky Verve winners will go into a draw to win VIP upgrades, which means that table and chairs + gourmet hamper is supplied for free.To find out more click hereor scroll to the end of this article!
Every summer in cities around the world, thousands of people dressed entirely in white descend on a landmark public space with everything they need for an elegant soirée in tow, including folding table and chairs, gourmet picnic food, fine china, silverware, and tablecloth.
Over the course of the evening, guests’ wine, dine and celebrate amid live music and dancing. Many spend weeks in advance planning their menus and white ensemble. The event is the perfect occasion to express yourself, with elaborate outfits and fantastical hats.
Vinny Sherry, host of Le Dîner en Blanc – Auckland since 2014 and co-director of Events Agency Campbell+Co says “the team that brings Le Diner en Blanc to Auckland each year is more excited than ever to work on this incredible event and deliver another memorable night to Aucklanders.”
Participation to this unique event happens in three stages: Phase 1 is for members from the previous year; Phase 2 is for new members who are referred by Phase 1 attendees; and Phase 3 is for people who have signed up to the waiting list. For an amazing night between friends under the stars, guests can now register at auckland.dinerenblanc.com/register
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:
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
Champagne and/or wine. Beer and hard liquor are prohibited
As per Auckland City Council alcohol regulations, guests cannot bring their own alcohol. Guests wishing to enjoy some wine or Champagne, must reserve online through the Dîner en Blanc e-store. However, guests are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages
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