Diner en Blanc 2014 Philadelphia photos HD008 Dîner en Blanc

A tradition started in Paris 27 years ago reaches Pittsburgh Sept. 11 with Dîner en Blanc, a creative event that requires attendees to wear white from head to toe and dine picnic style at a mysterious place. The setting for picnic season’s last big hurrah is only revealed upon arrival. Registered guests chose a shuttle pick up point. Then with a table and picnic in hand, descend on the illustrious location.

Taking place on site will be contests for Best Dressed (award: $500 gift card to e.b. Pepper) and Best Table Decor (award: Omni William Penn package). Entertainment, dancing, live music, and atmosphere are all provided by the Dîner en Blanc host team.

Diner en Blanc 2014 New York photo Joe Cavallini HD 08.25.14-79 (2)While you eat and clink glasses pop/rock violinist Steven Vance will be performing for you. Then after everyone has dapped the corners of their mouth the dancing begins with DJ Nugget.

Wearing white began as a way to identify fellow picnickers when convening on a site, but has also symbolized the etiquette that is encouraged. In the past, cities that have hosted parties attract thousands of people that artistically contrast their surroundings in white, creating a romantic landscape of twinkling candlelight.

Diner en Blanc 2014 Portland photo Bunn Salarzon HD300726-IMG_5983

Organizer and Host Jenny Altman says, the event was founded as a way to illuminate part of the city’s architectural beauty. A team of enthusiasts excited to bring such a concept to Pittsburgh appealed to the Dîner en Blanc International to earn permission to host the event in connection with the Montreal-based society of posh picnickers. The team was inspired by the event last year in Philadelphia (see link for event video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57QL7Hlpy0A).

Wear your most elegant brilliant white garments, bring a table, chairs, white table cloth, wine or bubbles, order a picnic or bring your own, above all bring your sense of adventure. The event will take place rain or shine!

Faire la fête. Let’s party.

Guests pay a $29.00/ person + $8.00 membership fee because the team plan on making this a Pittsburgh tradition. Registration ends Monday Sept. 7 at 11:30pm. 

go to http://pittsburgh.dinerenblanc.info/register


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