This summer, the Dîner en Blanc Paris is no longer exclusive to Parisians, as they are extending the guest list to anyone around the world. On the occasion of the event’s 30th anniversary, guests are invited from near and far to dine in the City of Lights at a secret locale with nearly twenty thousand other people.
The Dîner en Blanc was started in 1988 by François Pasquier and has grown to be a worldwide event. New York, Los Angeles, and Sydney are just a few of the cities hosting the Dîner en Blanc as well. Four years after the founding, Pasquier wanted to bring his all-white dinner party to Pont des Arts in the heart of Paris. They knew that the local authorities wouldn’t allow this, so they kept the location a secret until the very last minute.
Thus began the tradition of having a fabulous party in the middle of the city, but withholding arguably the most important piece of information. This year, for its 30th anniversary, Pasquier said: “In total, there will be between 20,000 and 30,000 in attendance. There will be some thirty orchestras, as Le Dîner en Blanc includes numerous musicians. For the rest, I can’t give anything else away. The event has to maintain an element of mystery!”
The famous event has been invitation only. This year Dîner en Blanc Paris opened a waitlist for their event on June 3, 2018, available online now. Join thousands of others and enjoy the excitement of this once in a lifetime, extravagant gourmet dining experience to celebrate the big anniversary of Dîner en Blanc, in the exact city it was founded. To emphasize the landmark of inviting people from all over the world, the event exemplifies communal table style. Attendees will have the chance to meet people from every corner of the globe. Dîner en Blanc is the most popular international social gathering.
Photos courtesy of the Dîner en Blanc.