Boston’s 7th annual Diner En Blanc returns this weekend! This secretive dinner is incredibly exclusive and under wraps, and generally runs a long waiting list to attend!
Diner En Blanc Boston
Past venues for Diner En Blanc in Boston include the Rose Kennedy Greenway and most recently, Seaport Common. This year’s location is only revealed to guests and members approved from the waitlist. The event is run by local organizers who implement the Diner En Blanc founding principles-guests must wear all white from head to toe and organizers must throw one spectacular party!
“Le Diner en Blanc is unlike any other event in the city. Known for its spontaneity, joie de vivre, and chic elegance, it encompasses the culture and diversity of Boston in the most positive light,” said Ashley McGowan, one of the 2023 dinner organizers. “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do; it’s just a beautiful evening where people come together to share a meal and a good time with old friends and new, celebrating our core values of friendship, elegance, and equality.”
This means food, decor, and location are heavily curated to match the all-white theme and volunteers are thoroughly trained leading up to the event. As a BYOP (bring your own picnic) event, guests also must bring their own table and seating in addition to the picnic basket, your finished table setting must be white. You can also opt for the prepared picnic sets from Neighborhood Kitchen available when completing your registration! Membership fees are $14 and tickets $50- these dues are collected when event entrance is guaranteed.
About Diner En Blanc
The original Diner en Blanc launched 35 years ago by François Pasquier and a group of friends in Paris, France circa 1988! The event proliferated into a worldwide epicurean celebration now with over 120 cities globally participating and a record-breaking 17,000 guests at the 30th annual Paris dinner in 2018, quite the increase from the handful at the 1988 dinner.
The secret diner has since been celebrated in 40 countries and continues to embrace the simplicity that started it all. The fun of getting dressed up and throwing a swanky party.
Guests must be dressed in all white and congregate at a secret, stunning location in their city. Local event planners spearhead the celebration with the desire to bring Diner En Blanc to their city! More information will be released on the event in the coming months, but if you’re interested in participating, the best thing you can do is register for the waitlist and start planning your best all-white outfit!