Dîner en Blanc™

It’s freezing in here in Niagara (will winter ever end?!), but I’m already looking forward to Dîner en Blanc™. This annual international event was launched in Paris by François Pasquier over 25 years ago, and has become the world’s first viral culinary event. It’s a “mass ‘chic picnic’” held in a public (but secret) location.

20130624_202841Last year, on a hot summer night, we excitedly piled into a fleet of buses and arrived at our secret location — Historic McFarland House. Joined by CityLine celebrity designers Colin and Justin, friends and neighbours dined under a perfect Niagara evening sky. Our food was fantastic and paired perfectly with the Puglisi family’s PondView Riesling as local Jazz ensemble Shea D Duo played us into the night. Dîner en Blanc™ has become a yearly celebration of Niagara’s finest food, wine and entertainment, and is a must-attend event. Go to http://niagara.dinerenblanc.info/waiting.php to find out more!

This video, shot by John Petrella, really captures how special an NOTL Dîner en Blanc™ is. Enjoy and see you June 24th!