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
From global phenomenon to highly sought-after “secret,” Le Dîner en Blanc returns to Philadelphia on Thursday, August 17, 2017 for an unforgettable evening filled with food, wine, fashion, culture and music. The event expands to 5,200 guests for its sixth edition - making it the largest ever held in the United States.
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
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
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.
From global phenomenon to highly sought-after “secret,” Dîner en Blanc returns to Philadelphia this summer for an unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic. On Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3,400 guests will celebrate and re-purpose a highly-visible public space by enjoying a night filled with food, wine, fashion, culture and music. This très chic picnic, now celebrating its 26th year internationally, is part mystery tour, part pop-up feast and part je ne sais quoi.
The wait list to secure an official invitation is now open at philadelphia.dînerenblanc.info. As of today, 5,000+ new individuals have added their name to the wait list. The total number of interested parties for the 2014 event grows to 16,000+ people when you add past attendees and those that signed up for the wait list prior to May.
Adding your name to the wait list does not guarantee a spot to Dîner Blanc Philadelphia. It does ensure that wait list members will be notified when slots for the event go on sale in mid-July. Each invitation includes registration for two people. Past registered members of Dîner en Blanc do not have to add their name to the wait list, as they will automatically receive notice of registration going on sale.
For more information, follow Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia on Facebook and on Twitter (@debphl).
Dîner en Blanc will return to Philadelphia in the summer of 2014 for another evening filled with magic, food, fashion, art and music. Organizers of the pop-up picnic in white will announce the official date in June. In anticipation, the wait list officially opened today (click here). Past and potential guests are invited to an official preview party on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Williams-Sonoma in the Bellevue, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. No RSVP is required for the preview event.Read More
Congratulations to the big winner of our very first contest on Aversa PR! Caitlin Gardner has won registration for two to the sold-out "Best of Philly" Diner en Blanc Philadelphia.
Stay tuned to our website, Twitter and Facebook for more surprises, photos and updates about the "party of the year." Thank you to everyone that entered - and to our client Diner en Blanc Philadelphia.
If you didn't get a chance to enter, please make sure to add yourself to our new party and invite list on the contact page. This fall we will host food festivals, tastings, seasonal parties, bar/restaurant openings and so much more. Don't miss the fun!