Preparing for Dîner en Blanc: Let's Start With The Basics!

Posted by Bryer Davis on August 08, 2014 | 0 comment

You've gotten your invitation to Washington, DC's first ever Le Dîner en Blanc.  You've ordered wine and champagne, a gourmet picnic basket.  You're shopping for a fabulous outfit with très chic accessories in which you'll dance the night away.   But don't forget your basics!  When preparing for Diner en Blanc, it’s important to keep practicality in mind while focusing on elegance.  Diner en Blanc – Washington has prepared a list of suggested basic items that can ease your trip to the secret location.  Get creative!  Simple tables and chairs can be painted and dressed with elegant linens.  Roll-up camp...

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DEB DC partners with Gourmet By The Bay for delicious picnic dinners!

Posted by Bryer Davis on August 05, 2014 | 0 comment

Diner en Blanc - Washington and Gourmet By The Bay have partnered to offer guests four delicious picnic dinners.  Meals are servings for two and available for purchase throughout all registration phases until August 19th.  Picnics will be distributed on-site. Gourmet By The Bay was founded in 2000 in St. Michaels, Maryland by Jim and Sidney Trond.  GBTB specializes in full service catering and event planning for both upscale and casual events in the region.  Visit them at  

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Le Dîner en Blanc celebrates its 25th anniversary!

Posted by Annie Moonien on October 01, 2013 | 0 comment

Le Diner en Blanc, the worldwide epicurean phenomenon, is now celebrating its 25th anniversary! Launched by François Pasquier and his close friends 25 years ago, Paris’ Dîner en Blanc now brings together over 10,000 people each year in some of the most prestigious locations throughout the French capital.   In the summer of 1988, Pasquier had just returned to Paris after a few years abroad and held a dinner party to reconnect with friends. So many wished to attend that he asked them to convene at Bois de Boulogne dressed in white, so as to be recognizable to one another. Each attendee was also asked to bring a friend. The evening was such a hit that guests wanted ...

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