5 Years for Le Dîner en Blanc – Kigali!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on June 30, 2016 | 0 comment

Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, was the first African city to join Le Dîner en Blanc along with Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in 2012—the year Dîner en Blanc International was founded! This year, on Saturday, July 23rd, they will to celebrate the 5th edition of the event, which has now become a Kigali favourite.        Like all the other beautiful cities that host Le Dîner en Blanc, it’s the guests who bring the event to life year after year! But none of this would be possible without the dedication of three enthusiastic organizers, who’ve been with Le Dîner en Blanc - Kigali since the beginning. Gael Vande Weghe, Joan Maz...

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Quebec City: An Interview with Host André Auger

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on June 22, 2016 | 0 comment

Following the Montreal debut of Le Dîner en Blanc in 2009, and before the phenomenon went global, Quebec City and New York City were the first to celebrate the Parisian tradition. Quebec held their inaugural event at the Gare du Palais in 2011. Last year, Le Dîner en Blanc de Québec celebrated its 5th anniversary in the Old Port.   The 6th edition of Le Dîner en Blanc de Québec is set to take place on August 11th at an undisclosed location in the provincial capital. For all the details, visit In anticipation of what will no doubt be another extraordinary event, we took the opportunity to ask André Auger, Quebec’s o...

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Canada’s 2016 Dîner en Blanc Season

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on June 17, 2016 | 0 comment

With the inaugural North American Dîner en Blanc taking place in Montreal way back in 2009, Canada was the first country to follow the tradition of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris. Seven years later, Canada’s summer picnic season is looking busier than ever! Thirteen cities will be transformed for one night, as they share in the elegance and excitement of Le Dîner en Blanc. The festivities will start on the West Coast, with Le Dîner en Blanc – Victoria celebrating their 4th edition on Thursday, June 23rd.  A couple of weeks later, the Okanagan Valley and Sherbrooke will both take place on July 7th—one night, opposite ends of the country. The 4th e...

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Paris – Kept Secret Until the Very Last Minute!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on June 09, 2016 | 0 comment

Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris took place last night in utmost secrecy. 2016 is proving to be a trying year for Paris. With the Seine river’s recent flooding, the workers’ union protests, and the upcoming (and highly anticipated!) UEFA Euro 2016, Dîner en Blanc organizers decided to keep the venue, and even the event date, secret until the very last moment.     Everything came together wonderfully last night, June 8th. Under a beautiful clandestine sky and the kind watch of local authorities, 7,000 friends gathered at the prestigious Place Vendôme for another unforgettably unique night.   The Minister of Justice had new neighbours for a few h...

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Dîner en Blanc First in Seoul, South Korea!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on June 08, 2016 | 0 comment

As Dîner en Blanc continues to spread around the world, Parisian beauty and traditions translate across countries and continents. Over the last few years, cities all over Asia have passionately hosted the culinary event—from Singapore, to Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo.   Le Dîner en Blanc – Seoul will mark the inaugural chic picnic for South Korea on Saturday, June 11th. Seoul expects close to 1000 guests to done white and dine under the skies of what promises to be a beautifully hot night, with nearly 30-degree weather and a mix of sun and clouds.    Le Dîner en Blanc – Seoul is also making history as part of th...

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