The Legendary Pop-Up Culinary Event Le Dîner en Blanc Returns on September 10, 2022
Posted by' Bernita Cooper on July 24, 2022 |
Le Dîner en Blanc returns for a second edition in Columbia on Saturday, September 10, 2022! Of course, the venue will remain secret until the last minute. The festive and community feel of this long-standing French picnic tradition will not change, Le Dîner en Blanc is returning to celebrate the city and its spirit.
Participation in 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 the night under the stars, people can sign up to Phase 3 by visiting the official city website at columbia.dinerenblanc.com and clicking on the Register tab.
Le Dîner en Blanc is an event that, even by staying home, transports us into another world. The sea of people all adorned in white creates images that are instantly ‘Instagram-able’. Meeting new people or reuniting with long-time friends. Getting all dressed up to attend a dinner à la française where conversation and champagne are essential.
Bianca Crawford Shelton, Jaqueline Keisler and Bernita C. Cooper, hosts of Le Dîner en Blanc in Columbia, are glad that Le Dîner en Blanc is returning to the city. The host team have been actively planning and are eager to unite the community, promote elegance and friendship.
“The festive, community feel of this long-standing French picnic tradition is returning to celebrate all that Columbia has to offer. We can’t wait to celebrate the city’s unique offerings with an elegant and classy all-white affair, said Bernita C. Cooper, 2022 Columbia Host Team member.
To maintain the uniqueness of Le Dîner en Blanc as well as staying true to tradition, certain requirements must be followed:
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 South Carolina alcohol laws/regulations, guests cannot bring their own alcohol. Guests wishing to enjoy some wine or Champagne, must reserve online through Le Dîner en Blanc’s 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.
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Registration for Le Dîner en Blanc ® event takes place in 3 phases:
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