Its #ThrowbackThursday and Diner En Blanc is right around the corner! Looking for some last minute inspo on how to plan the perfect outfit? Any returning guest can tell you that creating the perfect look isn’t always easy. It must be all white (no off white), no jeans, and classy of course! Check out some of our favorite fashion moments from Diner En Blanc 2016.Read More
Plan on bringing your own basket to Diner En Blanc Philadelphia this year? Well, lucky you! Just because you choose to spend less doesn't mean you should eat less. Make others envious with these picture-esque dinner options. These pinterest inspired recipes don’t only look good, they taste it too. A basket full of these dishes is sure to draw admirers who will be be wishing they had packed their own.Read More
Its #ThrowbackThursday and Diner En Blanc is right around the corner! Looking for some last minute inspo on how to plan, eat and decorate? Any returning guest can tell you that creating the perfect table spread isn’t always easy. It must be white, portable, and classy of course! Check out some of our favorite works of art from Diner En Blanc 2016.Read More
Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia announces its sixth edition in the City of Brotherly Love. The wait list is officially open for this unforgettable evening filled with elegance, food, art and music. Every summer, thousands of guests wearing white descend upon an undisclosed public space whose location is kept secret until moments before the event begins. The date, number of guests and registration lottery details will be announced next week at the official Dîner en Blanc preview party.Read More
Philadelphia's best kept secret will soon be revealed -- and we want you to be there for the surprise! Enter to win registration for two to the sold-out Diner en Blanc Philadelphia. Not only are we giving you the last opportunity to attend "the" party of the year, but we're doing all the work for you! Your table, chairs, linens and even your meal is included - oui, oui!
Now celebrating five years in the city of brotherly love, Diner en Blanc will pop-up in Philadelphia on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at a location revealed only minutes before. Join 5,000 other guests dressed in white for a fairytale evening of food, fashion, dancing, music and magic. This once-in-a-lifetime event annually celebrates dinner as an artform as guests dine in a unique, unexpected and re-purposed public space.
Aversa PR, the official public relations firm for Diner en Blanc Philadelphia, presents a final chance to win free access for this très chic picnic and Best of Philly winner. Click here to enter and you could win free registration for two people, plus winner will also have their table, linens, chairs and a catered meal provided. Must be 21 and older to enter.
All contestants agree by entering that they will abide by the rules and guidelines of Diner en Blanc Philadelphia. All guests must wear white to the event.
One winner will be selected by 2pm on Thursday, August 11, 2016. The winner will be notified directly and has 24 hours to confirm by email, or an alternate winner will be selected. Once the winner has confirmed, they will be sent the free code for a registration. It is the responsibility of the winner to register themselves using the code.
Entering is simple and free. Please visit our contact page and fill out your contact information. Good luck and merci beaucoup!
From Third Eye Blind to Diner en Blanc, from South Street to Old City, from U-Bahn to Palladino's, Aversa PR clients offer something for everyone this holiday. Check out our top picks in Philadelphia for New Year's Eve 2016 and New Year's Day. Plus, we've included some last minute ideas for Christmas Week and the end of December. Ready, set, go.Read More
The summer’s most sought after ‘secret,’ Dîner en Blanc returns to Philadelphia this week at a secret location revealed only minutes before the festivities begin. This très chic picnic, imported from Paris, is part mystery tour, part pop-up feast and part je ne sais quoi. Event will take place RAIN OR SHINE.
Media credentials are available by emailing email@example.com. Only media who have signed up in advance will receive notification of the event location 30-45 minutes before participants. Reporters and crews are asked to wear white to blend into the artistic nature of the event.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
6:00pm to 7:00pm, Participants gather at meeting spots around the city before heading to final destination
7:00pm, Participants arrive on location, set up picnics
7:30pm (estimated), Guests wave white napkins in tradition that signifies the start of dinner
9:30pm (estimated), 4,500+ sparklers will light up the night to signify the end of dinner and start of dancing
11:00pm, Participants are invited to attend the after party at 1925
Top Secret Location!
The location of the event is kept secret until the very last minute adding excitement and mystic to the evening. Secrecy is key to its success and fun!
4,500 guests dressed in white from head to toe
Diners will celebrate and re-purpose a highly-visible public space by enjoying an unforgettable evening and partaking in the unexpected. Participants will reconnect with old friends, form new relationships and celebrate a new Philadelphia tradition. Past locations have included JKF Bridge, Logan Circle and Broad Street/Avenue of the Arts.
Culinary and culture enthusiasts dressed in white will converge upon a secret locale for an unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic. Registrants will come prepared with tables, chairs, non-disposal supplies, food and wine. Evening festivities will include napkin waving, sparkler lighting, live music, dancing and dinner as art form.
Launched more than 25 years ago in Paris, Le Dîner en Blanc promotes friendship, elegance, gallantry and a sense of community. Now held in over 60 cities in more than 25 countries around the world, this annual secret affair brings an unforgettable evening of beauty and magic for the all dressed in white foodies and cultural enthusiasts.
Philadelphia's edition of Diner en Blanc is presented by co-hosts Natanya DiBona and Kayli Moran.[DEB PR] Apothic Wine is proud to be the Official Wine Sponsor of the 2015 U.S. Diner en Blanc series. Celebrity Cruises is proud to be the Official Modern Luxury Vacation Partner of the 2015 U.S. Diner en Blanc series.
- Entertainment to include The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, The Canarsie Wobblers and DJ Sabeel Chohan
- Parade of white throughout the city as participants discover the secret event location.
- White-swathed tables, linens and décor appear in artistic roll out in a public space.
- White napkin waving signifying the official start of dinner.
- Sparklers to light up the night towards the close of dinner and signal the opening of the dance floor.
- Interviews will be available with organizers, participants and government officials.
- Visual and musical surprises (past examples include performances by ballet dancers, jazz musicians, drum lines and the Mummers, Ben and Betsy in white with a white horse-drawn carriage, a vintage 1927 Rolls Royce, Carte Blanche Band in front of 30th Street, a painter from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, etc.)
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From global phenomenon to highly sought-after “secret,” Diner en Blanc returns to Philadelphia this summer for an unforgettable evening filled with food, wine, fashion, culture and music. On Thursday, August 20, 2015, 4,300 guests will celebrate and re-purpose an unexpected public space that is revealed only moments before the start of the très chic picnic. Event registration is open now for last year’s registered members and continues through the Phase 3 lottery for new participants (July 20-23rd). Potential guests can add their name to the waiting list at Diner en Blanc's website by 11:59PM on July 17, 2015.Read More
Diner en Blanc returns to Philadelphia in the summer of 2015 for another unforgettable evening filled with elegance, food, art and music. For the fourth consecutive year, the secret picnic in white will take over an undisclosed public space whose location is revealed only minutes prior to arrival. The date, number of registrations and new phase three lottery system will be announced next week at the official Diner en Blanc preview party on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Headhouse Shambles (2nd Street between Pine and Lombard streets). During the preview, vote on tables themed around Philadelphia’s top neighborhoods, sample bites from the official caterers, reconnect with old friends, and meet organizers and volunteers. No RSVP is required for this free event.Read More
Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia co-hosts Natanya DiBona and Kayli Moran have partnered with Cescaphe Event Group to throw a French-inspired New Year’s Eve Party at the Down Town Club this Wednesday evening, December 31, 2014. The Historic Down Town Club (Public Ledger Building at 6th and Chestnut streets) will be transformed into a beautiful evening in Paris with three themed rooms from Hôtel Costes in the Place Vendôme to Moulin Rouge and Versailles. Live music and entertainment, specialty French cocktails, and top shelf open bar will be available all night. General admission from 10:00pm to 2:00am is $145.00 per person. VIP experience tickets cost $200.00 per person and a special VIP cocktail party at 9:00pm plus a phase one registration to 2015 Diner en Blanc Philadelphia (ticket registration still required). Complimentary valet parking included. Tickets are on sale at www.philadelphianyeparty.com.
DiBona and Moran are combining their passion for planning unique events with the culinary and hospitality expertise of the Cescaphe Event Group to provide a delightfully Parisian New Year’s Eve experience. “We know how much Dîner en Blanc guests love the event’s French heritage, so we decided to expand on that really have fun with the theme”, said DiBona. Cescaphe's signature food stations will offer a culinary tour of France in each space, featuring such classic dishes as Coq au Vin, Boeuf Bourguignon, Ratatouille, Bouillabaisse and much more.
As with Diner en Blanc, the co-hosts are working with Mole Street to provide the entertainment for the evening which includes New York’s La Vie en Rose and two European-trained DJ’s: DJ Sabeel Chohan (who performed at the inaugural Dîner en Blanc in DC this past September) and DJ Sean Smoove. Edith Piaf will also make an appearance with members of The Bearded Ladies cabaret. The Professional Dance Ensemble from Philadelphia Dance Academy will also be performing and fashion illustrator Denise Fike will be sketching guests. There will be a midnight toast and the Down Town Club’s floor-to-ceiling windows will offer spectacular views of the fireworks on the Delaware River.
Tickets are on sale at www.philadelphianyeparty.com. General admission from 10:00pm to 2:00am is $145.00 per person. VIP experience starting at 9:00pm is $200.00 per person and includes a phase one registration to 2015 Diner en Blanc Philadelphia (ticket registration still required). Complimentary valet parking included.
Guests may start New Year's Eve at the Down Town Club an hour early! A very special VIP reception will be held from 9:00pm to 10:00pm that includes a tasting of grower champagne, curated by local wine expert Brian Freedman, paired with a pre-party menu from CEG Executive Chef Eric Hall that includes: American Caviar, Crème Fraiche, Golden Potato Blini; House Cured Duck, Mango Compote, Black Pepper Crisp; Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, Potato Gaufrette; Seared Diver Scallop with Parsnip Crème, Benton’s Bacon; and Roast Chiogga Beet, Chevre, Apple Chip; and Seared Foie Gras, Sweet Potato and Black Currant Gastrique. Live music, engraved tasting glass and valet parking included. All VIP ticket holders will receive phase one invitations to next year’s DEB (ticket purchase required). Space is limited.
** Les Fromages & Charcuterie
An array of French cheeses and charcuterie; Baked Brie de Meaux en Croute with fresh Raspberry filling, Boucheron, Roquefort, Cow Affinois, P’tit Basque, and St. Andre. Pate de Campagne, Garlic Sauccisons, Smoked Duck Breast, Vegetable Pate, Herbes de Provence Salami. Accompanied with fig jam, orange marmalade, port wine preserves, Marcona almonds, pistachios, honeycomb, and dried fruits.
** Fruit de Mers
Chilled Shrimp, Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Crab Claws, and Canadian Lobster; Freshly shucked Oysters and Clams; Alaskan King Crab Legs and Cold water Lobster tails; accompanied with horseradish, cocktail sauce, shallot mignonette, and lemon.
** Les Poissons
Chef Carved Salmon en Croute with sauce aux fines herbs, garlic aioli; Griddle Seared “Loup de Mer”, Mediterranean Sea bass with caper and herb olive oil, “Truite Amandine”, crisp Trout fillet with Almond Sauce. Escargots, sautéed to order in Pernod Butter, served in a pastry shell. Accompanied by Saffron Pilaf, Haricot Verte with red peppers.
** Salades Composées
Salade Niçoise – composed salad of Mesclun greens, Seared Tuna, Haricot Verte, Egg, Tomato, Fingerling Potato, and Lemon Anchovy Vinaigrette, served in a mini martini glass.
Salade Betteraves - Roasted Beets over greens with candied Walnuts, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Pickled Shallot and Aged Sherry Vinaigrette, served in a mini martini glass.
** Les Classiques
Carre d’ Agneau Rôti a la Provençale - Chef Carved Provençale style Rack of Lamb with minted Tomato Coulis;
Herb Roasted Tenderloin of Beef with Roast Garlic-Horseradish Aioli and Mushroom Demi-glace; served accompanied with Artisan French rolls
Coq au Vin – Roasted Chicken with bacon, Pearl onion, in a Red Wine Sauce;
Boeuf Bourguignon – Slow Cooked Short Rib with Root Vegetables, Burgundy Wine.
Bouillabaisse – Traditional Fisherman’s Stew with Scallops, Monkfish, and Shrimp in a Fennel laced Tomato broth, served in a pastry shell
Pommes “Dauphinoise” - Classic garlic and onion flavored scalloped potatoes.
Ratatouille – Provençale dish of slow cooked eggplant, zucchini, tomato and peppers.
** Soupe et un Sandwich
Mini Grilled Brie and Brioche
Mini Croque Monsieur with Sauce Mornay
Served with shooter glasses of:
Fall Spiced Butternut Squash Bisque
Tomato Basil Bisque
** Les Desserts
Fondue au Chocolat – Bittersweet Chocolate fondue with strawberries, bananas, pineapple, pound cake, lady fingers, apples, and marshmallows
Butlered French Miniatures – A variety of miniatures including Palmiers, Chocolat Pots du Crème, Tarte Tatin, Eclairs, Truffles, Berry Financier, Mille Feuille, and Macrons
Crouquembouche – classic French dessert tower of profiteroles bound with spun caramel.
Crème Brulee – miniature Vanilla Crème Brule, topped with a burnt sugar crust.
** French Signature Martini
Midnight in Paris: AbsolutPear Vodka, Domain DeCanton Ginger Liquor Simple Syrup, Fresh lemon juice
ABOUT DINER EN BLANC PHILADELPHIA
Diner en Blanc Philadelphia is an annual outdoor pop-up dining experience that celebrates community, friendship, public space and "dinner as an artform." It has been held annually since 2012 in such beautiful spaces as Logan Circle, the JFK Bridge over the Schuylkill River and the Avenue of the Arts. Diner en Blanc Philadelphia will return for its fourth year in the summer of 2015. For more information, please visit http://philadelphia.dinerenblanc.info or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DinerEnBlanc.Philadelphia.
ABOUT CESCAPHE EVENT GROUP
Cescaphe Event Group orchestrates over 600 weddings per year at five distinctive Philadelphia locations, including Cescaphe Ballroom, Tendenza, Vie, The Atrium at The Curtis Center and The Down Town Club. Learn more about Cescaphe Event Group by visiting http://www.cescaphe.com.