Diner en Blanc

9 08 2012

Update: Invites are already going out today, so if you haven’t sign up now. And if you got an email to register, its better to do it sooner rather than later

Update PS: If you’d like to join my group, we are leaving from Downtown #2, and search for Rachel’s group and tada! 🙂

What combines One part fancy dinner, one part flash mob, a sprinkling of friends, and amble fun? Diner en Blanc Cincinnati From the website:

At the last minute, the location is given to thousands of friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the “Dîner en Blanc’s” secret place. Thousand of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.

Over the course of an evening, the diners enhance the function and value of their city’s public space by participating in the unexpected.
Beyond the spectacle and refined elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of beauty and good taste.
Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamour of court society, and diners engage one another knowing they are taking part in a truly magical event.
There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic, except for the occasional amazed and astonished looks from passersby at the scene unfolding before them. And we, as they, wonder whether it’s all not a dream…

This is the inagural year for Cincinnati, and the only second year that its beenin the US. New York hosted one last year and now more than a few cities are joining Cincy this year. Groups will load up on busses or in groups and arrive at a predetermined, secret until the night before, location in the city on Sept 15th. Everyone will be dressed in white, set up white tables and chairs and unload their picnic baskets of chine, wine and a good home cooked meal all at the same time. French singers and a jazz band will play during dinner.

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After dinner, a “sparkler party” will signify the end of dinner, and then a dj will proceed to pay for the evening dance party. Everything will commence at 11, when everyone packs up their belongings and trash and load back into busses and depart. There will also be fun little contests throughout the evening offering free champagne or dnner at places like Orchids and JR’s Table. For example there might be a best dressed, or best table decoration. These add some fun, and allow people to really have fun and get into the spirit.

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The whole premise is friends etting together. Group leaders invite friends, and those friends invite friends and then te waitlist is opened up on a first come first served basis. If you’re interested please go to the website and register. It’s going to be a fun party and something unlike Cincinnati has ever seen! And I can’t wait.

Check out the video from Montreal last year

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