DÎNER EN BLANC INTERNATIONAL 2012 - Official Video
Direction: Aymeric Pasquier
Editing: Pascale Guerrier (Ombrage Productions)
Photos: Quinn Palmer, David Curleigh, Jean-Pierre Lavoie, Robert Gilbert
Vidéos: Dîner en Blanc - ABIDJAN - BARCELONA - BOSTON - BRISBANE - CANBERRA - CHICAGO - CINCINNATI - KIGALI - LONDON - MEXICO CITY - MONTREAL - NEW YORK - PHILADELPHIA - QUÉBEC - SAN DIEGO - SINGAPORE - SYDNEY - TORONTO - VANCOUVER
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Le Diner en Blanc, the worldwide epicurean phenomenon, is now celebrating its 25th anniversary!
In the summer of 1988, François Pasquier had just returned to Paris after a few years abroad and held a dinner party to reconnect with friends. So many wished to attend that he asked them to convene at Bois de Boulogne dressed in white, so as to be recognizable to one another. Each attendee was also asked to bring a friend. The evening was such a hit that guests wanted more friends to join-in the following year and thus was born the concept of Dîner en Blanc.
Following in his François Pasquier's footsteps, one of his sons, Aymeric Pasquier, moved to Montreal and kept the family tradition going when he came together with friends to hold the first Dîner en Blanc® in August of 2009.
Aymeric Pasquier and Sandy Safi then came together to create Dîner en Blanc International, a Dîner en Blanc® organization that would promote the history and philosophy of this event through hosts worldwide, and create an international network of diners and Dîner en Blanc® enthusiasts. With over a dozen cities having joined the Dîner en Blanc® family in 2012, what began (and remains in Paris) as a "friends and word-of-mouth only" event has grown into an international epicurean phenomenon across five continents.
Though the technology behind the event may have changed over the years, the principles fuelling this fantastic event have not; diners continue to gather at a secret location with the sole purpose of sharing a high-quality meal with good friends at the heart of one of the city's most beautiful locations. Dîner en Blanc International, based in Montreal, is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in nearly 40 cities by the end of 2013.
Each event is headed by passionate local organisers whom fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city and add their local flair, yet respecting the event's core values all the while.
By 2014, the Diner en Blanc worldwide members will be linked within our software. Members will be able to register for their city's event and to any city in the world! With over 100 000 members across the world, a new social network is starting to flourish, uniting people of varied ethnic and social backgrounds, all sharing a common taste for delightful and beautiful things.
Happy anniversary and best wishes to Diner en Blanc and all of its friends!