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An extraordinary Night in Eko! The First Edition of Le Dîner en Blanc set to take over Lagos’ Prestigious venues I Thursday, Dec. 14th



The global phenomenon, highly sought-after “secret”, Le Dîner en Blanc will take over one of Lagos’ prestigious venues on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 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 the location to be as clean as when arrived.

It’s mandatory for Guests to 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.

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  1. Lea

    November 23, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Secret location, title reads Eko. The secret is out. Lagos does not need another pretentious event. Lagos needs to focus on the countless issues that need to be resolved.

  2. Bolaji

    November 23, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Well spotted. Or is Eko, the meeting pint? Either way, funny! I love this country and thew fact that we can always find something wrong to point out just in case….. #nochill

  3. Paul

    November 24, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Jesus what sort of pretentious puffery is this? Let me guess the event will be attended primarily by all sorts of immature people with poor self-esteem trying to feel-among. We Nigerians also néed to stop looking to oyinbo people for validation. Create your own Nigerian food festival for godssakes

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