Exclusive Access: Dîner en Blanc - Washington, DC
Le Dîner en Blanc® began as a word-of-mouth event. Today, it has grown to rely on social media to communicate with its members and the public. Although the technology behind this event may have changed over the years, the principles fueling it have not; guests continue to gather at a secret location with the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal and drinks with good friends at the heart of Washington, DC's most beautiful locations. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance and etiquette all meet for a mass “chic picnic." Over the course of the evening, guests experience the beauty and value of their city's public spaces by participating in the unexpected. Beyond the spectacle and elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by good taste and a love of beauty. Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamor of high French society, and guests engage one another, knowing that they are taking part in a truly magical event. There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic—only amazed and astonished looks from passersby observing the scene before them. And participants, like spectators, wonder whether it's all not a dream.