We will be the first to admit that the idea of braving the sweltering heat in Singapore to enjoy a meal after lugging around a foldable table, chairs, dining essentials and food is not the definition of fun we had in mind on a Saturday evening. And to do so while decked in white? Well, we like to live dangerously. As guests who were lucky enough to snag tickets for the annual affair known as Le Dîner en Blanc, we were curious to know what the Singapore edition of the event would have in store for 2017. The fifth edition saw new organisers who brought their knowledge from various fields such as brand consultancy, wine suppliers and events management under one roof.
Proving to be masters in the art of discretion and logistical organisation the organisers, made up of Alexis Lhoyer, Jasmine Tuan and Guillaume Chabrières remain tight-lipped on details of the event. Their reluctance on divulging the information in the days leading up to the event meant that we were kept in the dark until we neared our destination.
As we approached the venue, which happened to be the Resorts World Sentosa Waterfront, bonds between strangers had been established and it was clear that the driving force behind the first Le Dîner en Blanc in Paris 30 years ago was able to make this a success today.