Diner En Blanc

Thursday September 05 | 6:00pm
Norman Bird Sanctuary

Rules & Guidelines

cocktails & hors d'oeuvres served
picnics encouraged
food trucks on-site
bug spray available

EVENT DETAILS

Last chance to wear your summer whites! In the spirit of the film, we request you wear all white.

We are offering two options for the evening:
6:00 - 7:00 PM
A "white" cocktail party with wines by Jonathan Edwards Winery & hors d'oeuvres by Le Petit Gourmet at Norman Bird Sanctuary's Paradise Farmhouse with private preview of the new Farmhouse renovation, live music by brother-sister duo, Honey Hollow, followed by film screening
$30/person
- OR -
7:15 PM
Sunset film screening only 
$5/person suggested donation

Food available for purchase from Tallulah's Taco Cart
Director Jennifer Ash Rudick will be in attendance at the cocktail party and for a post-film Q&A
Rain Date: TBD
Proceeds of this event will benefit newportFILM & Norman Bird Sanctuary

FILM SYNOPSIS 
On a June evening in Paris, 13,000 people, dressed elaborately in white, will converge at a secret location for the annual DINER EN BLANC. 

In fifteen minutes the will position 4,000 tables, unveil miles of linens, crystal, sterling and epicurean delicacies. They'll eat, drink and dance until midnight when they will depart as swiftly as they arrived.

The entire event is devoid of politics and commercialism. It is, rather, a mesmerizing intersection of food and fashion and a stirring display of the power of human connection and collaboration.

The dinner remains shrouded in mystery. An anonymous committee of ten decides who will host tables and selects each year's secret location. This documentary reveals the evolution, orchestration and growing challenges of organizing the world's largest dinner.

40 min