Photos: Dîner En Blanc Vancouver

This year's pop-up dinner had guests flocking to two secret locations.

August 25, 2017

By Joshua McVeity / Photo: Joshua McVeity

It was a record turn-out for Vancouver’s sixth annual Dîner en Blanc pop-up picnic when 5,500 guests made the scene for the Social Concierge‘s sixth staging. This year, the all-white, invitation-only, outdoor dinner party was held in two separate venues: Devonian Harbour Park and Harbour Green Park in Coal Harbour. Founded in Paris back in 1988, 70 cities worldwide now hold the culinary event.


Stylist Crystal Carson and Follow Me Foodie‘s Mijune Pak sported designer head dresses by Carolyn Bruce and Anita Lee to the annual Dîner en Blanc celebrations.


Kicking off the festivities, Martin Leclerc, Westin Bayshore general manager, and Grant Murray Concord Pacific Development senior vice president, hosted the VIP, sponsor and media reception at H2 Rotisserie and Bar


The Social Concierge team of Tyson Villeneuve and Kate MacDougall toasted the success of this year’s sixth Dîner en Blanc with a special bottle of Moët.


Just engaged, paramedic Eric McConoaghy and Philips Oral Healthcare‘s Richard Taylor celebrated with friends at the outdoor dinner party founded in Paris.


Siblings Leslie and Carol Lee made the trek to Devonian Harbour, one of two parks, that hosted this year’s 5,500 guests dressed in white.


Westin Bayshore‘s Philippe Grandbois welcomed VIP guests with a glass of bubbly before heading to this year’s secret locations: Devonian Harbour Park and Harbour Green Park in Coal Harbour


Red Bull‘s Jeff Cockle and Jordan Innes, and Robin Gray (middle), head bartender at Prohibition in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, fuelled partygoers with their Dîner en Blanc-inspired energy cocktail. 


Alex Zabori and Jimmy Darbyshire’s white toga outfits had everyone Instagramming.


Hawksworth Restaurant‘s Chad Clarke and Heidi Longley looked after 300 party guests who opted for a catered dinner. 


Dressed head to toe in their best whites, reality star Mary Zilba and media personality Zain Meghji enjoyed an elegant dinner party with thousands.


Henry Doyle of Al Heaps and Associates and Jane Merling, fundraiser at UBC’s Faculty of Dentistry attended their very first Dîner en Blanc, an exclusive, invitation-only summer soiree.


The iconic Dîner en Blanc napkin wave signalled the start of the all white pop-up dinner.


Were you at this year’s Dîner en Blanc—share your Instagram photos with us by tagging #vanmagram!

 

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