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Le Dîner en Blanc Orange County


For the first time, the highly sought-after “secret", Le Dîner en Blanc will take over one of Orange County’s public spaces on Thursday, Nov. 2.

Over 100,000 foodies and cultural enthusiasts around the world have already attended this pop-up epicurean event. Launched in Paris nearly 30 years ago by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris now attracts over 10,000 people each year.

“We felt Orange County was primed for such a dazzling event as an increase of interest in fine living has been noted over the years,” says Tiffany Brown of WOW Events!, co-host of Le Dîner en Blanc – Orange County, who has been working in the events industry for over 20 years and hopes to make this very first edition a success that will pave the way towards establishing a long-standing tradition.

Over the course of the evening, guests experience the beauty and value of one their city’s public spaces by participating in the unexpected.

To maintain its uniqueness as well as staying true to tradition of Le Dîner en Blanc, guests must observe certain requirements and follow a few key rules: To participate in this first edition: guests must be invited via the hosts’ network or participating partners or get on waiting list via orangecounty.dinerenblanc by October 18.

Once confirmed, each guest’s participation becomes mandatory, regardless of weather conditions.  Dress code: elegant and white only. Table setting: all white. As per Orange County alcohol laws, guests cannot bring their own alcohol. Guests wishing to enjoy some wine or Champagne, must reserve online through the Dîner en Blanc’s e-store. To ensure that the location secret is kept secret until last minute, guests meet at assigned departure location and are escorted by Dîner en Blanc volunteers. Gests 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.
An option to pre-order food, which can be picked up at the site, will be available for those who do not wish to pack their own picnic baskets. Guests wishing to do so must reserve online through Le Dîner en Blanc website during the initial ticket registration.

Details on the rules and regulations, visit orangecounty.dinerenblanc.

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