It has been billed as the most coveted dinner ticket in Nairobi and if you are lucky enough to get in, you join a global superclub of trendiest, most stylish and most desirable.
Or so legend has it.
It could also just be a really expensive way to have fun on a weekend. Your call.
But that does not take away the mystery of Diner en Blanc (Dinner in White) – an event that takes place in various cities across the planet – including our very own Nairobi. A select group of people wear their fanciest white outfits (the dress code is strict) with a promise of exceptional food, delightful company and sophisticated conversation.
— Diner en Blanc NBI (@DinerEnBlancNBI) October 28, 2016
For the Instagram and Snapchat generation – this is perfect for us, given the supremely attractive photos you will be taking with supremely attractive people – IF you manage to bag an invite.
Diner en Blanc is built on the idea of secrecy and the thrill that can bring. You won’t even know where you will be headed to until the very last minute. Should you have an invite, you will be invited to congregate at a certain location based on where you live and will then be shipped off to the secret location via shuttles. Because of course, gate crashers are not allowed.
The event first kicked off 30 years ago in France and is now celebrated by thousands from New York to Paris. Although the idea remains the same, local organisers try and ensure that services of the host city’s local identity injects some local flair!
— Diner en Blanc NBI (@DinerEnBlancNBI) October 31, 2016
Nairobi held its very first Diner en Blanc last year and this year’s event looks set to be an even bigger deal.
We always conplain about a lack of spicy events and things to do in this city and this actually sounds like it will, at the very least give you a really good story to tell. If you feel like it could be something you’d like to be a part of: hit up the website and sign up for the waiting list: nairobi.dinerenblanc.info/register.
Diner en Blanc takes place on the 27th of this month so that means you need to be quick if you want to score a chance actually getting on the waiting list! Good luck!
IMAGES: Diner en Blanc (Twitter)