If you don't know what it is, Dîner en Blanc is a for-profit pop-up dinner that takes tediousness to new levels. Dating all the way back to the year Critters 2 came out, Dîner en Blanc commemorates the day François Pasquier found his friends in a park by asking them to wear white.
It's an event that has spread throughout the world, but unlike most public dinners that require a city's resources, Dîner en Blanc contributes nothing to society but a smug sense of satisfaction in those lucky enough to pay for the BYO-Everything event, solely profiting a team of event planners.
Chris Nowaczyk, a cancer researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, was fed up with the process of finding a table at the who-you-know event and decided to create his own. But Nowaczyk took it one step further when he created his Dîner en Noir, he gave it purpose. Unlike Dîner en Blanc, Dîner en Noir's proceeds will be donated to Philabundance.
The event is limited to 250 guests. But it won't be limited to connected guests like Dîner en Blanc. Dîner en Noir is only limited to those quick enough to purchase a ticket. Guests who can enjoy a meal knowing that someone less fortunate will enjoy one of their own.
Dîner en Noir
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