Le Dîner en Blanc, the sophisticated all-white Parisian-style pop-up picnic makes its inaugural presence in Orlando, Florida this fall. The event began in Paris in 1988 when François Pasquier, returning from a long stay abroad, had the idea to gather friends for a picnic. As the number of guests grew, he decided to hold the dinner in a public space and ask everyone to dress in all white to easily recognize one another. Nearly thirty years later, over 10,000 Parisians participate each year. In 2009, the first ever export of Le Dîner en Blanc took place in Montreal, Canada, followed by a first American edition in 2011 in New York City. After its successful New York debut, Diner en Blanc International was created to bring the Parisian secret to more cities around the world. With over 100,000 annual guests, Le Diner en Blanc is now held in over 60 cities all over the world and has been embraced by more than 20 cities in the United States along including Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Miami, Washington DC, and Los Angeles.
The event's core values include: 1. Friendship, 2. Sharing, 3. Elegance and Gallantry 4. Secrecy, 5. Equality, 6. Involvement, 7. Prestige and 8. Non-Commercial. And thanks to Tash Johnson, Fabie Reid, Lisa Greenwood, and Christopher Abrahams of J.A.G.A. Productions who worked tirelessly to bring this highly anticipated and fabulous event to Orlando on Thursday, October 13th, 2016. “Le Diner en Blanc captures the spirit of friendship, glamour, and European elegance. We love the history and anticipation of the Diner en Blanc events around the world. We’re excited to bring a little piece of Europe to Orlando and to add some Floridian flair to Diner en Blanc.”- Tash Johnson, Managing Partner of J.A.G.A. Productions