For the 4th time, Los Angeles hosts Le Dîner en Blanc! On Saturday, October 14th, the annual elegant affair will gather at a secret location over 2,500 friends and friends of friends for another unforgettable evening of beauty and magic.
To relive or discover this elegant affair, watch the 2016 Official Video: Le Dîner en Blanc – Los Angeles here!
Participating in this unique event occurs in three stages: Phase 1 is for members who attended the previous year; Phase 2 is for new members who are referred by Phase 1 attendees; and Phase 3 is for people who have signed up on the waiting list. Sign up now at losangeles.dinerenblanc.com/register.
“We are thrilled to be back in Los Angeles for the fourth time to honor this tradition of community and culinary excellence,” said Annette Dalloo, co-host of Le Dîner en Blanc – Los Angeles. “With the tremendous success of last year’s event, we could not be more excited to continue our relationship with Patina Catering. Their expertise and years of experience elevate Le Dîner en Blanc Los Angeles to new heights,” said Dalloo.
Bystanders will witness groups of guests all dressed in white gathering at various locations across the city. Guided by Dîner en Blanc volunteers, these groups will then converge on one of the city’s most beautiful settings. Every guest brings their own table, chairs and table setting and can bring their own gourmet feast or order from one of Patina Caterings picnic baskets, curated exclusively for Le Dîner en Blanc Los Angeles 2017.
The evening is filled with visually breathtaking moments including the traditional napkin twirl to mark the beginning of the dinner and the light show to let guests know they are now free to mingle and dance. At the end of the evening, guests will pack up all of their belongings, pick up all their litter and head back into the night, leaving behind no sign of their elegant revelry.
To maintain the uniqueness of Le Dîner en Blanc as well as staying true to tradition, guests must observe certain requirements and follow a few key rules:
• Once confirmed, each guest’s participation becomes mandatory, regardless of weather conditions. This is a rain or shine event.
• Dress code: elegant and white only. Originality is encouraged as long as it is stylish and tasteful.
• Table setting: all white!
• Champagne and/or wine only. Beer and hard liquor are prohibited.
o As per Los Angeles alcohol laws, guests cannot bring their own alcohol. Guests wishing to enjoy
wine or Champagne must reserve online through the Dîner en Blanc’s e-store. Guests are,
however, welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages.
• To ensure that the location secret is kept undisclosed until last minute, guests meet at assigned departure location and are escorted by a Dîner en Blanc volunteer.
• In order to leave the event location as clean as when they arrived, guests are required to leave with all their belongings, leftovers and litter.
Guests must bring
• A table, two white chairs, white tablecloth.
• A picnic basket comprising fine food and proper stemware and white dinnerware.
o A catered picnic basket option, which can be picked up on site, will be available for those who
do not wish to pack their own. Guests wishing to do so must reserve online through the Le Dîner en Blanc Los Angeles website.
For full details on the event’s rules and regulations, visit losangeles.dinerenblanc.com.
Le Dîner en Blanc – Los Angeles gratefully acknowledges Evian and Badoit as National Partners.
About Le Dîner en Blanc
Launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Le Dîner en Blanc has become a worldwide epicurean phenomenon. Le Dîner en Blanc – Paris now attracts over 10,000 people each year. What was a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international sensation celebrated on six continents. While the technology behind the event may have changed over the years, the principles fuelling this fantastic event have not: guests continue
to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful public spaces. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in over 80 cities in more than 30 countries around the world. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this
rendezvous a local flair. For more info, photos and videos of Le Dîner en Blanc events from around the world, visit dinerenblanc.com.
About Le Dîner en Blanc – Los Angeles Hosts
The hosting team for Le Dîner en Blanc – Los Angeles is composed of Annette Dalloo, Roger Hobby, Dan Joyce and Brooke Noel. Annette Dalloo has been one of the hosts of Le Dîner en Blanc – Chicago since 2014, and is thrilled to be part of the team in Los Angeles for a second straight year. She started her own design company over 11 years ago and enjoys every
aspect of making the world a more beautiful and functional place. Roger Hobby also returns for his second year in Los Angeles and is one of the founding members of Le Dîner en Blanc – Chicago and now Le Dîner en Blanc – Mombasa. Having participated in Le Dîner en Blanc Paris for nearly 20 years, Roger brings the French touch and history of the event to the team as well as his own “je ne sais quoi.” Dan Joyce is an event professional with over 20 years of experience in producing signature events for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, ESPN, Disney Sports, Rollerblade, Haley Miranda Group and the United States Olympic Committee. Brooke Noel joins Le Dîner en Blanc – Los Angeles team as a host after participating as a group leader and designer for the host and VIF tables in 2016. She brings her aesthetics and drive to the event as well as her organization of all the volunteers.
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