Mysterious. Decadent. Sexy. Dîner en Blanc is one of the most coveted dining series in the world, and one of our most anticipated summertime foodie events.

A taste of Paris in Toronto, the city’s largest outdoor dinner party returns for its sixth year on August 17th. As always, the location remains a SECRET until the last moment. Any guesses? 

If you’re unfamiliar with how it works, imagine thousands of beautifully dressed people across the world, entirely in white, descend on a chosen landmark public space with everything from folding tables to fine china, silverware and table cloths. For one night only they dine, mingle and dance their hearts out until it’s time to pack up and disappear into the night. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?

Like with most good things in life, there are a few rules to adhere to: guests must wear all-white attire and bring the following:

  • Table, two white chairs, white tablecloth.
  • Picnic basket comprising fine food and proper stemware and white dinnerware OR…
  • A catered picnic basket option, which can be picked up on site, will be available for those who do not wish to pack their own. (These can be reserved online during the initial ticket registration.)
  • As per Toronto alcohol regulations, guests cannot bring their own alcohol, but they CAN reserve bottles of champagne and wine online through the Dîner en Blanc Toronto’s e-store. (PSSST: Beer and hard liquor are prohibited.)

Selected by the infamous Charlie’s Burgers Wine Program, this year’s wine menu will include a vintage quality prosecco, and a mystery wine not available in stores. You won’t know what it is until the moment it arrives at your table. THE INTRIGUE! 

For eats, you can choose from one of three catered baskets with mains ranging from charred steak to grilled salmon and quinoa bowls. To start, you’ll be presented with an assortment of apps like fancy cheeses and house-cured meats and veggie dips with fresh crisps. One the vegan offerings even includes a house-made Jalapeno Cashew Cheese Peach & homemade scotch bonnet jam, which is literally making us salivate rn. And, if that’s not filling enough, dessert is included too!

CONTEST: Enter to win a FULL Dîner en Blanc experience for two including, transportation, eats, tables, chairs, cutlery, wine, and everything else you need to have a scrumptious and magical time. All you need to do is dress the part!

There are THREE ways to enter:

To enter on Twitter,

Tweet: “Hi @Shedoesthecity, I’d love to experience the magic that is Dîner en Blanc, please pick me! #DEBTO2017

To enter on Facebook,

LIKE + COMMENT on our Dîner en Blanc post.

To enter on Instagram,

LIKE + COMMENT on our Dîner en Blanc pic.

This event will sell out, so we highly suggest that you register now to avoid getting wait listed. Trust us, you will love.