When it comes to events that I would attend every year like clockwork in the “before times” – pre-pandemic I am light-heartedly referencing – there are a handful that I would NEVER MISS when we lived in Toronto. On the other side of what has been a transformative few years, and now living in Ottawa for sake of getting to adoption sooner, I am so excited by the return of one event that we have solidified out tickets and have booked the time off. Let’s talk about the triumphant return of Diner en Blanc Toronto for it’s 9th iteration and a triumphant return and a magical experience we wouldn’t miss for the world!
First and foremost, let’s take a look at some of my favourite #dinerenblanctoronto memories over the years – click here to read posts about them – and check out these epic memories captured by some of the best photographers in the country.
For those of you who have yet to find out what Diner en Blanc Toronto is – first step, sign up for details at toronto.dinerenblanc.com because that is how you’ll stay up to date on updates right from the event and its organizers.
Essentially, the event is a celebration of food and Toronto in one of the most magical ways I’ve ever seen. You have the chance to join an event that you don’t know where it will take place until the day of, are asked to wear all white and to join in with fellow attendees with flare and energetic enthusiasm. That may sound chaotic, but to witness it come together yearly over and over, I can assure you it is something you have to experience for yourself in order to understand.
“2022 will be at a new secret location, guests will dine and dance under the stars for the first time in two years. Le Dîner en Blanc is an event that transports us into another world. The sea of people all adorned in white creates images that are instantly ‘Instagram-able’. Meeting new people or reuniting with longtime friends. Getting all dressed up to attend a dinner à la française where conversation and champagne are essential.
The elegant all-in-white fête will feature an exciting addition for this year’s return, a new culinary offering
from Chef Patrick Kriss of Alo as well as Le Dîner en Blanc Toronto’s longtime catering partner, Food Dudes.
“We are excited to resume our long-time partnership with Diner en Blanc Toronto after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic,” said Food Dudes Founder, Chef Adrian Niman. “We are creating something extra special this year with top chef, Patrick Kriss, for an exciting culinary experience at one of the most soughtafter food events of the summer.”
Participation in this unique event happens in three stages:
Phase 1 is for members from the previous edition
Phase 2 is for new members who are referred by Phase I attendees
Phase 3 is for people who signed up on the waiting list. To get the opportunity to be part of the experience, people can sign up now by visiting toronto.dinerenblanc.com and clicking on the Register tab.
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:
● 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.
o As per Ontario alcohol regulations, guests cannot bring their own alcohol. Guests wishing
to enjoy some wine or Champagne, must reserve online through Le Dîner en Blanc’s estore. However, guests are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages
● To ensure that the location secret is kept undisclosed until the last minute, guests meet at assigned
departure locations 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.
Guests must bring
● A table, two white chairs, and white tablecloth.
● A picnic basket comprising fine food and proper stemware and white dinnerware.
o 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. Guests wishing to do so must reserve online through
Le Dîner en Blanc’s e-store.
This year’s pop-up epicurean event is made possible by passionate hosts, volunteers, partners and
Le Dîner en Blanc – Toronto is pleased to partner with Nobis as its official outerwear partner.
So what does this mean for you? It means it’s time to sign up @ toronto.dinerenblanc.com for the chance to join us in this epic night. It’s time to follow on Instagram at @dinerenblanctoronto and on Facebook at @DinerEnBlancTor. And it’s time to use and follow the #DEBTO2022 hashtag to see all your favourite people get excited for one of the most triumphant returns post pandemic that you’ve ever seen and will hopefully experience with us. Not to mention the chance to win access to the event if you miss the chance to get tickets of your own.
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