At the last minute, the location is revealed to the guest list. Elegantly-dressed diners head to the secret destination toting picnic baskets stuffed with locally-harvested food they've prepared, set up a feast at their assigned tables, and celebrate the end of summer and start of the harvest with friends old and new. Read more: What to bring.
Guests will enjoy the dining experience of the year, accompanied by fine local wine and refined music by The Ottawa Jazz Orchestra.
Groups of friends of all ages dress in black, celebrate local food and fine wine at the picnic, and then dance the night away in one of Ottawa's finest venues. HN2012 was Canada's 2nd-largest chic picnic, with 1,500 guests picnicking at City Hall and dancing at the National Arts Centre.
TIMEKODE will be taking Harvest Noir picnic-goers and after-party guests on a Soulful Journey Through Dance Music Eras, starting with vintage jazz, big band & swing and winding through the decades before landing in the land of funk, soul, & groove. DJ Eric Latulippe will be dropping the Ultimate Crowd-Pleasing mix of Top40 & Classic Rock on the Mainstream Dancefloor. Read more.
Following the trend from Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich, Berlin, New York City and Montréal, now Ottawa has its own chic picnic! Variously labeled as a gastronomique flash mob, guerrilla tea time, or rogue supper club, such sumptuous events are taking the world’s great cities by storm - inspired by a 23-year tradition of genteel annual picnic dining in Paris (view on YouTube).