My sincere apologies for the delay in sharing my blog post from last Thursday’s FABULOUS Diner En Blanc Chicago! Yet again, this event did not disappoint!
As I was driving to park at the meeting place, the butterflies are always still the same, as you are constantly wondering WHERE oh WHERE will it be this year?! And just when you think it cannot be topped DEB yet again surprises you! As you all know, Chicago has some of the most amazing views of the skyline so when we stepped from under the Fullerton viaduct, looked over and saw our skyline, I knew that it was going to be magical for pictures and just another amazing location!!!
About 3,6000 of Chicago’s elite dressed in all white made their way to Theater on the Lake in the Lincoln Park community. As guests strolled in, alongside a few of them was a Tubad Second Line Band from New Orleans on foot playing as they took their spaces and began to set up. The sun was shining and it was a bit windy but this is the Windy City right??!!
This event is one of the most chic, communal dinners you will ever attend! What better location than Theater on the Lake to gather with new and old friends, eat great food, drink wine and dance the night away?! This year, the food was by Chef Cleetus Friedman.
As the sun set, sparklers were lit to signal the end of dinner and the dance floor was open. DJ Megan Taylor of Fig Media got us all dancing and warmed up really quickly! If you are like me, I am already trying to figure out what I am wearing next year!
Now for those of you that are all about the numbers here are a few stats!
- 6 Years in Chicago
- 3,600 guests in Chicago
- 15,000 People on the wait list
- 4,000 sparklers used
- Over 1,800 bottles of wine consumed
- More than 2,000 bottles of Evian or Badoit served
- 18 Departure Points throughout the city
- 103 Dîner en Blanc Volunteers
Created in Paris nearly 30 years ago, this global phenomenon has taken over more than 70 cities around the world such as New York, Miami, Sydney, Los Angeles, Singapore, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Montreal, Tokyo and Abidjan.
Le Dîner en Blanc – Chicago gratefully acknowledges Louis Glunz Wines and Lincoln Motor Company as official local partners of the 2017 edition of Le Dîner en Blanc in Chicago as well as Evian Badoit as our National Partner.