The seventh edition of the Dîner en Blanc was hosted in Washington, DC recently revealing its surprise location closer to the Capitol Building than ever before.
It was a beautiful day, not too hot, not too humid, and a perfect day for gathering.
Dîner en Blanc is a global phenomenon and highly sought after “secret,” this très chic picnic, imported from Paris, is equal parts mystery tour, pop-up feast and je ne sais quoi. In essence, Dîner en Blanc promotes friendship, elegance and gallantry. Something we all need this year.
True to tradition, bystanders will witness groups of 100 to 300 people gather at specific rallying points across the city. Guests are asked to dress elegantly in white, from head to toe, bring their own epicurean feasts, tables, chairs, fine china, silverware, and white tablecloth.
We hear that over 4,000 guests attended this year‘s Diner on Blanc in Washington, DC. Rows and rows (and rows) of tables lined Pennsylvania Avenue with pop-up photo booths from Life WTR, and bottle service stations provided by La Fête Rosé.
Catering options were provided by Yotel Hotel Washington DC's Art and Soul Restaurant headed by Executive Chef Danny Chavez.
It was a beautiful night with live entertainment, other surprise performers, napkin waves, and a fun sparkler presentation to cap off the night.
If you were one of those with a little more energy, there was an after-party at the Yotel Washington DC rooftop poll Deck 11.
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 over 130,000 participants
With the pandemic dampening most of our summer plans to travel, to dine out in a restaurant, it was a wonderful relief during a time when we all needed to be out and be together.