The dinner party to end all dinner parties is finally returning to Toronto. Dîner en Blanc has announced that it will be making a comeback for the first time since 2019, all-white dress code in full effect.

This annual event is hosted at a secret location and released to its guests at the last minute. Thousands of guests are invited to the lavish “chic picnic” in their most elegant white attire.

“Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamor of high French society, and guests engage one another, knowing that they are taking part in a truly magical event,” the description says.

The annual dinner party was first established in Paris in the late 1980s and is attended by tens of thousands of guests to this day at some of the city’s most famous sites including the Eiffel Tower.

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This year’s event will be held on July 28 and as always, the location is being kept under wraps.

Dîner en Blanc will also feature its first-ever chef collaboration with one of Toronto’s most esteemed restaurateurs, Chef Patrick Kriss of Alo, which was recently named one of the best restaurants in the world.

Kriss will be teaming up with the event’s long-time caterer Food Dudes to create an exciting new offering at this summer’s event.

Getting on the guest list isn’t as simple as buying a ticket online — in fact, there are three phases of invitations. After all, exclusivity is all part of the allure of Dîner en Blanc.

Phase one is open to all members who attended in 2019 or registered as absentee, as well as all those who participated in Sip & Savour 2020.

Phase two is open to sponsored guests, so you will need to find an existing member who can put your name forward when the time comes.

And finally, phase three is for those on the waitlist, which you can register for in advance.

If you simply can’t miss this exclusive dinner party, you may want to start working on securing that invitation now!