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Diner en Blanc welcomes 600 guests in Kelowna

The global phenomenon, Dîner en Blanc, was a tremendous success last Thursday in Kelowna’s signature City Park.  Almost 600 people attended the Okanagan’s first edition of the secret event that has become famous worldwide for its spectacular visuals of guests dressed in white from head to toe.
 
“Our dream was to bring a unique culinary experience to the Okanagan while continuing to establish the Okanagan as a culinary destination. Diner en Blanc Okanagan was the realization of that dream,” says Diner en Blanc Okanagan co-host Alison Love. “This international event was literally a traffic stopper in downtown Kelowna on Thursday night and put us on the map with this unique, beautiful experiential event’ shares Christina Ferreira, Co-host Diner en Blanc Okanagan.
 
“We’d also like to thank our partnership with the City of Kelowna, Basket Case Picnics, and Haywire Winery for helping to make the event so successful and magical for our guests” says Love.  "Thank you everyone for supporting this new event in the valley - we can't wait to show you what we have planned for next year."

About Dîner en Blanc
The worldwide phenomenon known as Dîner en Blanc will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year!  Launched by François Pasquier and a handful of friends in 1988, the Paris Dîner en Blanc now attracts more than 10,000 people each year. What began as a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international epicurean phenomenon on five continents. While the technology behind the event may have changed over the years, the principles fuelling this fantastic event have not: diners continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a high-quality meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful locations. Dîner en Blanc International, based in Montreal, is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in over 40 cities by the end of 2013. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair.

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Wendy C.
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4 year ago
So excited! I have wanted to do this for years!
Mark it off the Bucket List!
How do I get my guest to sit beside me?
Cheers
Wendy
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