Recap: Baltimore’s First Ever Dîner en Blanc

It was almost impossible to scroll on any of your  social media feeds this past weekend without seeing pictures of Baltimore’s first ever Dîner en Blanc. The Dîner en Blanc concept began in Paris in 1988 when Frenchman François Pasquier invited a group of friends to an elegant outdoor dinner at Bois de Boulogne, asking them to dress in white so they could find each other, the famous all white dinner is now held in cities worldwide.


The fabulous pop up dinner which is pretty challenging to get an invite too, brought together 1,500 of Baltimore’s finest at the Baltimore Zoo (which you had to take a bus too) for an evening of great food, dancing and drinks in your Sunday best white attire. Even Baltimore’s newest mayor, Catherine Pugh attended the event and greeted well wishers with a short speech before taking her seat.

As the sun begin to set guests finished their dinner and waved their “sparklers,” a dinner en blanc tradition as a community marching band “New Baltimore Twilighters” begin marching throughout the venue which really got the the evening  started. Attendees continued the party on the dance floor as a D.J. hopped on the wheels to keep the party going.

However, the night was pretty short as guests had to pack up all their stuff and be out of the venue by midnight. Still, many had a fantastic time, while others not so much. Check out some reviews here and here.

I’m sure with time the event will only get bigger and better.