On Saturday afternoon 900 South Australians dressed in white packed up their picnic gear and food, and headed down to one of numerous prearranged meeting points across Adelaide. From there, they were escorted to a secret location – Victoria Square.
There, the white-clad diners soaked in the atmosphere, eating, drinking, socialising under the perfect watercolour sky. A harpist, a live performer and a number of DJs provided all the entertainment needed for what was one of the best events of 2014. No, this is not a cult (well, kind of)…
Dîner en Blanc. What an event.
We sent Glam’s very own Jake Bley along to enjoy the festivities, and he couldn’t sing any more praises. Highlights include the delicious wines from Bird in Hand, the first class style food hampers packed full of treats, and the whole crowd dancing to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off in the middle of Victoria Square.
The highly anticipated dinner was hands down one of the best events Adelaide has seen this year so far, and if you look at the history of it it shouldn’t be a surprise.
The very first Dîner en Blanc was hosted in Paris in 1988 by a man named François Pasquier. He had returned to his home city after many years away, and invited his friends to an outdoors picnic. Some years later, his son Aymeric, who heads Dîner en Blanc International, takes the event across the globe. The event has been hosted in over 40 cities, with this Saturday’s affair in the city being Adelaide’s second year hosting the affair.
Event organisers tell us they were thrilled with the event, and believe it will only get bigger in our fair city.