Le Dîner en Blanc Offers Taste of French High Society to Sacramento BACKWEB ONLYSEP 21, 2016By Kiara Reed On the evening of Oct. 8, some 1,000 people dressed elegantly from head-to-toe in all white will gather at a secret location in Sacramento. They will then head en masse to another location, to be announced only an hour beforehand. Debatably the most exclusive event to come to the city, Le Dîner en Blanc is a pop-up posh picnic, designed to celebrate friendship and community — trés chicly. Originating in Paris nearly 30 years ago by François Pasquier — who upon returning from traveling abroad, planned to rendezvous with ...Read More »
Established nearly 30 years ago, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris has evolved over the years, becoming a “très chic” tradition that now attracts over 10,000 people annually in the French Capital’s most prestigious sites, with 15,000 guests attending the 25th anniversary in 2013. Today, Dîner en Blanc is held in over 70 cities in 25 countries and has gained well over 100,000 new friends worldwide. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and who wanted to bring it to their city, adding their own local flair while respecting the event's core values. Along with Paris, New York, Los Angeles, T...Read More »
Parisians celebrate the 25th anniversary of Le Dîner en Blanc in 2013, in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Photo by PhotoPQR/Le Parisien/Newscom Parisians celebrate the 25th anniversary of Le Dîner en Blanc in 2013, in front of the Eiffel Tower. Every year since 1988, throngs of Parisians have descended upon an iconic public space (think Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Versailles), where they quickly erect thousands of dining tables. Clad all in white (no ecru, mon dieu!) revelers dine and dance before melting back into the city at the stroke of midnight, leaving nary a trace of their passing. If you know someone who knows someone, you might just score an invite to the first ever Sacramento iteration of Le Dîner en Blanc, as this exclusive Parisian pop-up event is known. ...Read More »