Secret foodie event, Dîner En Blanc, returns to Nairobi



Once again this year, elegantly dressed in white, a wave of dinner guests will invade a public space in Kenya’s capital – Le Dîner en Blanc returns to Nairobi, on November 26, 2016. For the second Nairobi edition, more than 600 revelers will be eargerly awaiting a new secret location.

This annual secret affair, promises another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic, as it takes over an undisclosed public space whose location is only revealed minutes prior to the commencement of the event.

With over 60 events worldwide, over the course of an evening, the diners enhance the epicurean event and value of their city’s public space by participating in the unexpected. Le Dîner en Blanc is simply a friendly gathering whose sole purpose is to create a magical evening, where guests are in good company, and in an environment which is both unusual and extraordinary.

Dîner en Blanc was created in Paris more than 25 years ago by François Pasquier and a handful of friends. Since then, this global phenomenon has taken over more than 60 cities around the world such as New York, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Montreal, Abidjan, Toronto, Hong Kong and Stockholm.

To maintain the uniqueness of Dîner en Blanc as well as staying true to tradition, guests must observe certain requirement and follow a few key rules.


 Registration to participate happens in three stages: Phase 1 is for members who attended the previous year; Phase 2 is for new members who are referred by Phase I attendees; Phase 3 is for people who signed up on the waiting list via the official website:, by October 21 st .

 Once confirmed, each guest’s participation becomes mandatory, regardless of weather conditions. This is a rain or shine event.

 Dress code: elegant and white only. Originality is encouraged as long as it is stylish andtasteful.

 Table setting: all white!

 To ensure that the location secret is kept undisclosed until last minute, guests meet at assigned departure location and are escorted by Dîner en Blanc volunteer.

 In order to leave the event location as clean as when they arrived, guests are required to leave with all their belongings, leftovers and litter.

Guests must bring:

 A picnic basket comprising fine food and proper stemware and white dinnerware.

A catered picnic basket option, which can be picked up at the site courtesy of Artcaffe, will be available for those who do not wish to pack their own. Guests wishing to do so must reserve online through Dîner en Blanc website during the initial ticket registration.

 Champagne and/or wine only. Beer and hard liquor are prohibited.

For full details on the event’s rules and regulations, please visit the official website:


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