In Pictures: Vancouver’s biggest ever Dîner en Blanc

Those lucky enough to get tickets revelled in last night's glow.

August 19, 2016

By Joshua McVeity

Over 6,000 guests gathered at Concord Pacific Place last night for one of the more highly-anticipated dinner parties of the summer. The event’s location was able to be kept a secret this year, though a few keen scouts scoured False Creek’s skyline before taking to social media with their guesses. The Vancouver event, now in its fifth year, made history last night as the largest pop-up dinner event to ever take place in Canada.

Mika McInnes, Faye Smith and Tina Ligon were among le beau monde that attended the fifth instalment of Vancouver’s Diner en Blanc celebrations at Concord Pacific Plaza.
Vancouver’s maestros of fun Jordan Kallman and Tyson Villeneuve fronted the country’s largest Diner en Blanc alfresco dinner party.
Entertainers Magnus Futrell-Fruhling and Breanna Wallace greeted a reported 6,000 guests that converged en masse to Concord Pacific Plaza for the pop-up picnic.
Dressed in head-to-white Mark Starkey, Managing Partner, Victory Interactive Agency, and his wife Whitney, attend their first Diner en Blanc.
Mark Starkey, managing partner at Victory Interactive Agency, and his wife Whitney attend their first Diner en Blanc.
Jenice Yu and Sophia Cheng handcrafted their head pieces to complete their all-white ensemble.
Publisher Dee Dhaliwal and wine scribe Michaela Morris took in the food-based outdoor celebration that was born in Paris 28 years ago.
Jonathan Fernand-Valois from the Vancouver Circus School entertained revellers throughout the starry night.
Moet brand ambassador Ada Chan and Everything Wines Lisa Giovanella toasted the magical night on Vancouver’s False Creek.
Stylist Crystal Carson was decked to the nines in a taffeta and lace all-white party dress.
Kristian Eligh, culinary director for Hawksworth Restaurant Group, and Chad Clark, operations director, catered a gourmet meal for 600 toni guests in the VIP section.
Equinox Vancouver’s Liz Jacobs, Geoff Bagshaw and the Shangri-la Hotel’s Liz Sperandeo attended the yearly celebration of French culture.
Cocktails and Canapes principals Brett Turner and Dax Droski created a special menu for the Parisian-inspired outdoor party.
A sea of white as 6,000 diners set up in False Creek.
A sea of white as 6,000 diners set up in False Creek.

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