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Special Invitation for the 30th Anniversary of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris: June 3, 2018

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on February 05, 2018 | 0 comment

Chers amis, On Sunday, June 3, 2018, in one of Paris’ most prestigious locations, an immense Le Dîner en Blanc will bring together some 20,000 people, half of whom are from other countries, to dine at the same table. We extend this invitation to thousands of people who, on all continents...

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Diner en Blanc DC 2017: THANK YOU!

Posted by Bryer Davis on September 20, 2017 | 0 comment

Chers amis, On Saturday, August 26, 2017, iconic hubs around our Nation’s capital were abuzz! Family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and strangers gathered with smiling faces – picnic gear in tow – anxiously awaiting details of their final destination for Le Dîner en Blanc - Washington. As the sun faded behind the skyline of DC, Pennsylvania Avenue, at the doorstep of the United States Capitol building, came alive! In a short time, 4,500 people – dressed so elegantly in white – descended upon this space to celebrate an occasion. The stage was set for what was to be an unforgettable evening! You came. You sparkled. You toasted friends a...

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SOLD OUT!

Posted by Bryer Davis on August 09, 2017 | 0 comment

The 4th edition of Diner en Blanc - Washington, DC is sold out.  We're looking forward to celebrating this phenomenal occasion with 4,500 of our friends - both old and new!  Thank you for your enthusiasm and excitment for Diner en Blanc...

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Nosh on Top Chef Mike Isabella's Picnic Creations

Posted by Bryer Davis on August 02, 2017 | 2 comments

Award-winning D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella has been selected to create and assemble six unique picnic basket options for Diner en Blanc guests to choose from. Isabella developed each menu to satisfy 4,500 palettes and meet all types of di...

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Diner en Blanc returns to Washington, DC!

Posted by Bryer Davis on June 29, 2017 | 1 comment

For the fourth year in a row, the city of Washington, DC hosts Le Dîner en Blanc. On Saturday, August 26 from 6-10 p.m., the annual affair promises another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic, as it takes over a secret, public l...

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How many Le Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

Founded in 2012, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in close to 80 cities in 30 countries around the world with close 120,000 participants. The largest and most internationally recognized Le Dîner en Blanc remains the original Paris event. Launched in 1988 by François Pasquier and his close friends, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris attracts nearly 10,000 people annually.

What are the membership and transaction fees for?

Membership and transaction fees are used to cover the inherent costs of training, support and technological services to all the organizers around the world, to enable them to organize their own event, as offered by Dîner en Blanc International. These services allow us to preserve and convey the concept’s values, to sustain our corporate standards by regrouping them within a single network and, to develop technical tools. The membership offers members a number of online services that will grow in the coming years. Dîner en Blanc International is working on updating its platforms so that all participants of a Dîner en Blanc event become members. In addition, this annual fee will allow members to register for as many Dîner en Blanc events in the world as they wish.

Is Dîner en Blanc an illegal activity?

For almost 30 years, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris has been taking place without authorization, in some of the city’s most prestigious sites. The first editions were not easy to pull off. Today, French authorities know that the event is always well organized and that guests are always respectful of public property. Moreover, the event’s photogenic quality helps promote the city’s image as a stylish Metropolis. On the other hand, all events produced according to Le Dîner en Blanc International guidelines require local hosts to acquire the proper authorization, permits, and insurances before proceeding with their event.

How many Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

Since the founding of Dîner en Blanc International in 2012, the event has quickly spread to over 70 cities around the world, with close to 120,000 guests participating each year. The largest and most internationally recognized Dîner en Blanc remains the original Paris event. Launched nearly 30 years ago by François Pasquier and his close friends, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris now attracts almost 10,000 people annually, with 15,000 guests attending the 25th anniversary edition in 2013.

Is it possible to organize a Dîner en Blanc in my city?

Dîner en Blanc International has established an exclusive service to facilitate the organization and management of Dîner en Blanc events around the world. This turnkey service enables interested local teams to produce Dîner en Blanc in their own city, while connecting to the international network. For more information, write to info@dinerenblanc.info.

How can I participate?

You can register for Le Dîner en Blanc by one of the following three methods: by being part of the Hosts or Leaders’ personal network and getting invited by them (Phase 1); by knowing someone who registers during Phase 1 and asking them to sponsor you for Phase 2; or, by signing up to the waiting list and registering during Phase 3.

What are the key rules of the event?

Le Dîner en Blanc is an evening like no other. Once registration is confirmed, each guests’ participation becomes mandatory, regardless of weather conditions. Participants arrive at a designated departure point with their table, chairs, and picnic materials, and then make their way to the secret location with their Table Leader by chartered bus or organized public transportation. They take all of their belongings with them at the end of the night, including leftovers and trash, and they leave the site as clean as it was upon arrival.

What must guests wear?

All guests must dress elegantly in head-to-toe white. This means no ivory, no off-white, and no beige… Originality is always encouraged, as long as it stays stylish and tasteful.
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