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Finding French touches in Melbourne at the Dîner en Blanc

Did you make it along to Melbourne’s inaugural Dîner en Blanc? Or perhaps you’ve attended in another city?

The Melbourne Convention Centre lawn was awash with white as revellers descended on the city for this French-inspired dining event. As MyFrenchLife™ correspondent Julia Greenhalf explains, the Dîner en Blanc began 26 years ago in France, when it was founded by François Pasquier.

“Dîner en Blanc’s formula was simple: gather friends together in a secretive location revealed to les invités at the last moment, abide by an all-white dress code, and, most importantly, revel in good food and great company.”

Read more about the event here, or scroll down to discover some photos from Melbourne’s very first Dîner en Blanc!

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Did you attend the Dîner en Blanc? Or have you recognised a familiar face in these photos? Share your experiences in the comments below, or spread the excitement on social media!


All photos © Hannah Duke.


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  1. Christina Guzman
    5 years ago

    The photos look wonderful! I wonder, was it a strict dress code? Or could you get away with a pop of colour here and there?