Get ready to see a sea of white tables, white decor and Miamians dressed to the nines in their best white attire, as the legendary Dîner en Blanc has announced its return to Miami on Friday, March 31st!
The French-inspired picnic gathering first launched in Paris in 1988 and has become a worldwide phenomenon, bringing the celebration to over 120 cities in 40 countries in present day. Thousands in Miami have previously gathered in iconic locations such as Jungle Island and Coconut Grove’s Regatta Park and this year, it’s keeping an air of mystery around it as it makes it way to a secret location.
“We are excited that Le Dîner en Blanc is returning to the city: Miami is an iconic city that has so much to offer with its diverse culture, food scene, sandy white beaches, Art, and vibrant nightlife!” said Sandy Safi, President of Le Dîner en Blanc.
To stay true to tradition, attendees are asked to wear white-only attire from head-to-toe (originality encouraged as long as it’s stylish and tasteful) and bring with them a foldable table, two white chairs and a white tablecloth. You’ll be given an assigned departure location where a volunteer will escort you to your destination, in order to keep the location a secret until the very moment of arrival.
You can choose to pack your own picnic basket comprising of fine food and proper stemware and white dinnerware, or reserve a catered one in advance from Le Dîner en Blanc’s website. As bringing your own alcohol is prohibited, wine and champagne can also be reserved in advance, although you’re welcome to bring along non-alcoholic beverages.
In addition to sipping on champagne and dining on a delicious meal, surrounded by other elegantly-dressed guests, the festive soirée will treat guests to live music and dancing throughout the evening.
To participate in the experience, you can sign up by visiting Le Dîner en Blanc’s website and clicking on the Register tab. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged!