On Saturday, August 25 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, the annual affair promises another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic, as it acquires a secret, public location, revealed only minutes prior to the commencement of the event.
To mark the 30 year anniversary of Dîner en Blanc – Paris and D.C.’s fifth annual event, the guest count will increase to include 5,000 Washingtonians at this year’s extravaganza. Last year, Le Dîner en Blanc D.C. sold out in minutes to 4,500 district foodies, fashion and cultural enthusiasts.
Year after year, the breathtaking scene of thousands of white-clad guests descending upon one of the city’s most prestigious public space becomes more extraordinary for guests and passerby alike.
Registration for the unique experience happens in three stages: Phase 1 is for members who attended the previous year; Phase 2 is for new members who have been referred by Phase 1 attendees; and Phase 3 is for guests who signed up on the waiting list. Those interested can sign up at washington.dinerenblanc.com/register.
Le Dîner en Blanc – Washington gratefully acknowledges Champagne Jacquart and Pedroncelli Wine as the official local partners of the 2018 edition of Le Dîner en Blanc D.C. and the Sofitel Resort & Hotels & Luxury Retreats as the national partners both of whom will be offering a luxury travel prize to one lucky Diner en Blanc attendee.
Guests bring their all-white tables, chairs and table settings, and if truly ambitious create their own French picnic. For those looking for a more convenient option, attendees can rent a table and chairs from Rentals to Remember and order a professionally prepared picnic basket from this year’s curated chef. As outside alcohol is strictly prohibited by the DC Liquor Board, all guests who wish to enjoy Champagne Jacquart – the official champagne partner of Le Dîner en Blanc – Washington – and wine from the vineyard of Pedroncelli, must pre-purchase in advance from the Diner en Blanc e-Store (coming soon).