Le Dîner en Blanc is Back…well, almost

This past Wednesday, June 5, I had the pleasure of attending a preview party at Williams-Sonoma for this year’s Dîner en Blanc in Philly.

The main focus was the table decorating contest with the themes of Paris and the 25th Anniversary of Dîner en Blanc. Surrounded by Blanc-ers in white and delicious snacks from Garces Catering, DiBruno Brothers, and McCrossen’s Tavern, and beats by DJ Bruce, everyone who came was able admire the table creations and vote on their favorite.

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bird's eye view of dîner en blanc

Dîner en Blanc the Philly way

Last Thursday, August 23 a mini invasion happened in Philly. At 6:30 p.m. groups of people dressed all in white, carrying square folding tables and chairs, and picnic baskets could be seen gathering at locations around the city.

The trek to the secret location starts
White-clad guest just found out about the official location and are making their way there.

They were waiting to be told the official (and previously secret) spot for this highly anticipated event – Dîner en Blanc, which was hosted at the Swann Memorial Fountain at Logan Circle, created by sculptor Alexander Stirling Calder in 1924.

Dîner en Blanc guests arriving
Participants arriving at Dîner en Blanc.

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