“THE GRAND WHITE DINNER” Pop UP Picnic set to amaze thousands, as Pretorians await SECRET VENUE reveal


PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – Back again to dazzle thousands, the unique dinner concept that has captured South African foodies over the past two years is here again! Having kicked off its tour in Cape Town in February, The Grand White Dinner moves to Pretoria, Durban and Johannesburg.

A simple yet enticing concept, will see guests purchase tickets to the splendid affair. A little twist and mystery will add to the excitement for The Grand White Dinner, where the secret venue will ONLY be revealed to guests on the day of the event through sms.

In collaboration with the set theme for event, the dress code is All White with a hint of green, which incorporates the cause behind this unique experience centered on uniting South Africans and our environment. Added to heighten guest experience, is live entertainment, humorous Marc Lottering, and an exquisite arrangement of entrée’s to tantalize taste buds.

Having hosted 8 000 guests at last years’ event across the country, event organizer Madelen Johansson says the popularity behind the event is owed to the mass appetizing appeal of the event, making it an event for every person. “Age, sex, race, background for us does not matter. The colour white represents unity and peace and our event is truly all about the guests”.

‘And what sets us apart from any other event, is there is no VIP. Everybody gets treated the same. There is music but it’s not a concert. The main reason for the event is to unite the South African people,’ explains Madelen.

She further mentions The Grand White Dinner has become a host to various celebrations - ‘We have seen so many birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorettes and even corporate team building take place at our event, adding to the lively event festivities.’ ‘We ask all our guests to dress in white with a touch of green. We don’t give money to charities, and our aim is to give to nature. We believe that South African people need to be more attentive when it comes to the awareness of the environment. We have again teamed up with Mpact, the biggest recycling company in Africa. We recycle all waste from all events where afterwards we gets reports on how waste was recycled. Once again we have partnered with GreenPop, who plants trees nationwide. Pending on attendance, we plant trees accordingly after the event to cover our carbon footprints and this is our way of giving back. We get GPS coordinates where trees are planted, and in turn can see and follow our little forest grow over the years to come.’

Picnic baskets can be purchased, alternatively tables and chairs can be rented. Guests can also bring their own food, drinks, tables, chairs and décor for a memorable picnic. There is also a menu available with delicious variants for purchase which includes freshly baked mini baguettes for starters, cheese and biscuit platter with grapes, veggie crisps and droe wors, Sticky sesame beef skewers, Moroccan chicken skewers for mains and luxury chocolate brownies for dessert.

The running order for the Pretoria event is as follows:

  • 3:00 PM GATES OPEN – Various entertainment at the event
  • 4:00 PM Welcome toast! – Ceremony
  • 4:15 PM 60 min Live Music – Ricky Botsis
  • 5:15 PM Speech by Marc Lottering
  • 5:30 PM 60 min Live Music – Acoustic Element
  • 6:30 PM Price award of best dressed male and female and best table décor

  • 7:00 PM 60 min Live Music – Lisa Goldin 8:00 PM Speech – Ceremony – Fire dancer
  • 8:15 PM Dance Floor and DJ
  • 10:00 PM END OF THE EVENT

Tour dates for 2015 are:

  • Pretoria 28th March 2015
  • Johannesburg 18th April 2015
  • Durban 25th April 2015

Ticketing Information:
Guests are welcome to either bring their own picnic baskets and beverages or order our beautifully put together baskets online. Tickets range from general access seating, to formal pre seated bookings. Guests are also given the option to bring their own seating or upgrade to purchase a ticket where seating is included.

Tickets can be purchased through nutickets: https://grandwhitedinner.nutickets.co.za/
For more information visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TGWSA
Visit our Youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-7xty_TK8M

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