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Save The Date - The City’s Largest Dinner Party Returns to Atlanta!

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The City’s Largest Dinner Party Returns to Atlanta!

The 6th Edition of Le Dîner en Blanc to take place on September 21

ATLANTA, June 28, 2019 – A leading summer event in Paris for the past 30 years, this elegant and secret affair is now well on its way to becoming THE foodie event of the year!  On Saturday, September 21st, Le Dîner en Blanc – Atlanta will take place at a secret location. 

Participation to this unique event happens in three stages: Phase 1 is for members from the previous year; Phase 2 is for new members who are referred by Phase I attendees; and Phase 3 is for people who signed up on the waiting list.  To be part of this magical experience, people can now sign up at register.dinerenblanc.com/atlanta.

“Year after year a growing group of Le Dîner en Blanc friends – both newcomers and veterans – descend on the City of Atlanta with the utmost elegance and class. Atlantans relish in the extravagance and creativity that Le Dîner en Blanc invites and we are thrilled to elevate this experience and deliver a memorable night under the stars,” said Carla Griffin, Le Dîner en Blanc – Atlanta Host.

Every summer in cities around the world, thousands of people dressed entirely in white descend on a landmark public space with everything they need for an elegant soirée in tow, including folding table and chairs, gourmet picnic food, fine china, silverware, and tablecloth. Over the course of the evening, the guests eat and celebrate amid live music and dancing. Many spend weeks in advance planning their menus and the white ensemble.  The event offers the perfect occasion to express their unique fashion and design style; the often elaborate and creative outfits, fantastical hats, and decorative table settings are always a fabulous spectacle.

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. Beer and hard liquor are prohibited.
    • As per venue policy, guests cannot bring their own alcohol. Guests wishing to enjoy some wine or Champagne, must reserve online through the Dîner en Blanc e-store. However, guests are 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.
    • 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 Le Dîner en Blanc’s e-store.

Le Dîner en Blanc – Atlanta gratefully acknowledges MARTA, State Farm Insurance Agent Natalie Reid, Belasse Boutique as official local partners of the 2019 edition of Le Dîner en Blanc in Atlanta as well as Lactalis President Cheese and Chateau Ste Michelle as official national partners of the 2019 US series of Le Dîner en Blanc.

About the Hosts of Le Dîner en Blanc – Atlanta

Le Dîner en Blanc – Atlanta returns in 2019 for its 6th edition with new members to the hosting team. Seasoned hosts Carla Griffin and Sheryl Bennett return to the helm with new co-hosts Lyle Harris and Samuel Lenaeus. These passionate individuals are excited to bring the magic and elegance of Le Dîner en Blanc back to Atlanta.

About Le Dîner en Blanc

In June 2018, Le Diner en Blanc de Paris marked its 30th anniversary. A record 17,000 guests from Paris and around the world gathered at the Esplanade des Invalides to celebrate this historic moment.  Launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Le Dîner en Blanc has become a worldwide epicurean phenomenon. 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 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 Dîner en Blanc events from around the world, visit dinerenblanc.com.

About Chateau Ste. Michelle

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle pioneered vinifera grape growing in Washington State and has been producing classic European varietal wines under the Ste. Michelle label since 1967. The winery combines an ongoing dedication to research with a commitment to classic winemaking traditions. The winery owns 3,500 acres of vineyards in the Columbia Valley of Eastern Washington, including Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek, which are LIVE and Salmon Safe certified. Chateau Ste. Michelle enjoys winemaking partnerships with some of the world’s most distinguished vintners. Col Solare is an alliance with Tuscany’s Piero Antinori, Eroica Riesling is a partnership with the Mosel’s Ernst Loosen and Tenet is a collaboration with Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie of France. Chateau Ste. Michelle has received a long list of awards including 22 “Wineries of The Year” honors (Wine & Spirits) and 18 “Top 100 Wines” designations (Wine Spectator). Chateau Ste. Michelle also has a long history of giving back to the industry and community. The net proceeds from its popular Summer Concert Series helps fund its charitable giving program, which supports some 400 non-profit organizations annually, has provided more than $3 million for scholarships for high-achieving, low-income students at Washington universities, and supports the Viticulture & Enology Program at Washington State University.

 

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To keep up to date on event announcements, visit atlanta.dinerenblanc.com or

#dinerenblanc #debatlanta2019 #dinerenblancatlanta

For media requests, interviews or images, contact:

Desirae A. Jones

Desirae Jones Co.

Info@desiraejonesco.com

Direct: 646.895.3774

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