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First Edition of the Most Sought-after Secret Event Coming to Lagos, Nigeria This December!

Lagos, Nigeria 22 November, 2017The global phenomenon, highly sought-after “secret”, Le Dîner en Blanc will take over one of Lagos’ prestigious venues on the 14th of December for “an extraordinary night in Eko”.

Launched in Paris 30 years ago by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, the pop-up feast has grown into an international epicurean sensation that now attracts over 10,000 people around the world in more than 80 cities and 30 countries each year. The principles fuelling this unique event are everlasting: guests gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends; over the course of the evening, guests experience one of their city’s open-air spaces by participating in the unexpected. In essence, Le Dîner en Blanc promotes friendship, elegance and gallantry.

“The Lagosian social calendar is unlike anywhere else and we felt December is prime for this very different experience during the holiday season when party attendance is at its height by those that live in the city but also many returning home,” says T. Bernie, co-host of Le Dîner en Blanc - Lagos, a realtor between Lagos and the United States who hopes this inaugural edition is a success that will establish an anticipated, annual affair.

To stay true to the tradition of Le Dîner en Blanc, guests of this très chic picnic must observe certain requirements and follow a few key rules:

  • For this first edition, be invited via the hosts’ network or participating sponsors or get on waiting list via the official website:
  • Once confirmed, participation and adherence to guidelines are mandatory.
  • Dress elegantly and in white only. Originality and creativity encouraged as long as stylish and tasteful.
  • Decorate with table setting in white only.
  • The event is Champagne and Wine only. Beer and hard liquor are prohibited.
    • It is mandatory to pre-order alcohol, which can be picked up at the event, for those who want to enjoy champagne or wine. Guests wishing to do so must reserve online through the e-store during the initial ticket registration.
  • Meet at an assigned departure location to be escorted by Le Dîner en Blanc - Lagos volunteers to ensure that the location is kept secret until last minute.
  • Leave with all belongings, leftovers and litter in order for location to be as clean as when arrived.

Guests must bring:

  • A picnic basket comprising fine food, proper stemware and white only dinnerware and bag for litter.
    • Glassware, no plastic is permitted, and non-alcoholic beverages.
    • An option to pre-order food, which can be picked up at the event, will be available for those who do not wish to pack their own food. Guests wishing to do so must reserve online through the e-store during the initial ticket registration.

For full details on the rules and regulations, please visit

Le Dîner en Blanc – Lagos gratefully acknowledges Moët & Chandon and U Live and Universal Music Group as an official local partner of the inaugural edition of Le Dîner en Blanc.

About Dîner en Blanc International
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in close to 80 cities in more than 30 countries around the world. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair. For more info, photos and videos of Le Dîner en Blanc events from around the world, visit

About Le Dîner en Blanc – Lagos Hosts

The hosting team of Le Dîner en Blanc Lagos is composed of T. Bernie, Bukky Karibi-Whyte, Christine Ogbeh and Tiwa Works. T. Bernie is a Realtor and PR Strategist with over 20 years experience in luxury and lifestyle marketing at Fortune 500 financial and beauty firms as well as two leading real estate brokerages dividing her live-work-play between Miami, New York and Lagos. Bukky Karibi-Whyte is a leader in the communications and public relations industry in Nigeria as founder of her own agency Robert Taylor Media Inc. with over 10 years servicing both local and international premium brand clients. Christine Ogbeh is a top Nigerian event management professional with over 10 years designing space experiences for brand, corporate and individual clients as owner of the three ventures Quorum West Africa, The Wedding Guru and The Wedding Mall. Tiwa Works is founder of his own eponymous international events and promotions company that operates across three continents for close to 15 years as host of well-liked Atlanta Greek Picnic Weekend and All Black Everything in December in Lagos.

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