Bon appétit – epicurean pop-up picnic Le Dîner en Blanc reveals this year’s food offering
If you’re anything like us, one of the first questions you ask when receiving an invitation to a party is, “Will there be food?” The prestigious and mysterious Le Dîner en Blanc is one soiree that never disappoints in the eats and drinks department, forever keeping things fresh with its range of carefully curated catering options. If you’re headed to the all-white affair this year, take a look at the spread that’s on offer – you may immediately want to cancel your plans to pack your own dinner.
Let’s get down to business – the feasts on offer this year from official Le Dîner en Blanc event partner Gerard’s Bistro are some top-notch nosh. Four delectable hampers are available for purchase, each overflowing with bright and bold colours and flavours perfect for a balmy spring evening. Diners can sample Gerard’s famous charcuterie and nougat in the simple hamper, while plant-based pals get a true treat with the vegetarian hamper loaded with salt-baked vegetables, cheese, salads and even a whipped cheesecake. The deluxe option is stocked with tastebud-tingling fresh produce such as duck liver parfait and country pork terrine, and this year also sees a salmon-focused seafood hamper with salmon pastrami, wood smoked king salmon and caviar. Paired with roasted pumpkin and Shirazi salad.
It wouldn’t be a party without some sweet libations, and this year’s Le Dîner en Blanc international sponsor just so happens to be an expert in the field. Moët & Chandon has come on board with the option of Moët Ice, Chandon Brut and Chandon Rosé available for pre-order if you feel like getting fancy. These French drops are joined by local label Sirromet, the Mount Cotton-based winery providing delicious drops to suit all tastes. From shiraz to pinot gris and sauvignon blanc to sparkling, the pours on offer for pre-order will ensure that the good times keep rolling all night long.
Feeling all white? You can grab more details on Le Dîner en Blanc and register for the event’s waiting list through the official Brisbane website.
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