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Le Dîner en Blanc – Chicago returns in 2018 for its 7th edition with a new host joining the host team! Lauren Haras, Roger Hobby, and James Wild return to the helm with their new co-host Brandy Koch. These passionate individuals are excited to bring this magical and elegant event back to Chicago.Read More »
Chers amis, On Sunday, June 3, 2018, in one of Paris’ most prestigious locations, an immense Le Dîner en Blanc will bring together some 20,000 people, half of whom are from other countries, to dine at the same table. We extend this invitation to thousands of people who, on all continents...Read More »
Thanks to you, Chicago, Dîner en Blanc Chicago 2017 was a resounding success! With nearly 3700 guests joining us at the lawn at the Theater on the Lake, Chicago once again showed how much we have come to love this French import and embrace it as our own. Amongst our very special guests that night we had both the incoming and outgoing French Consul generals and the founder and creator of our event, François Pasquier and his family. Our French Consulate guests marvelled at how well the event went and how much fun all of the guests were having, while François Pasquier, taking time between photos with guests and chatting with the press, told our hosts that this may be the bes...Read More »
Dîner en Blanc - Chicago proudly presents the 2017 menu developed by Chef Cleetus Friedman. Chef Cleetus has shared his passion for creating regionally and seasonally-inspired food with restaurant guests and event attendees in Chicago for over 20 years. From City Provisions and Fountainhead to the Chicago Botanic Garden Farm Dinner Series, Chef Cleetus connects guests with their food through story telling - highlighting the farmers, ranchers, and producers of the thoughtfully sourced ingredients. A Note from Chef Cleetus Friedman: Over the past 20 years I have executed my cooking style while supporting local food systems. It’s my personal mission to understand where our...Read More »