Last night 3,000 elegantly dressed guests participated in the 9th edition of Le Dîner en Blanc - Philadelphia, where the guests don't know the location of the pop up dinner until 30 minutes before start time.

This years secret location was one of the city's most iconic and picturesque parks Rittenhouse Square. After putting a pause on in-person events last year, Le Dîner en Blanc was excited to get back to the traditions that truly make the event ever memorable, the napkin waving to start dinner, the sparklers being lit to commence dancing, the strolling musicians, selfie stations and dining al fresco under the stars.

Rittenhouse Square, designed by French architect, Paul Philippe Cret, and located in the city’s French Quarter, is the perfect pairing for this elegant event that began in Paris more than thirty years ago as a friends picnic where the organizer, François Pasquier, asked his friends to wear summer white to make it special.

Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic enjoyed in over 80 cities in 30 countries around the world. Philadelphia has always had the most attendees, but because of Covid, only 3,000 were invited to attend this year.

Photos by HughE Dillon.

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