Celebrate Summer at our Annual Cena Bianca (White Dinner)

For weeks now, people have been asking if we will be hosting our Cena Bianca on the Piazza again this year. Certamente! This festive communal dinner has become our annual Rite of the Summer Solstice.

Cena Bianca, i Ricchi, Washington, DC

For thirty years, organizers around the world have been planning huge events that bring people from diverse backgrounds together in public spaces to interact, converse and, of course, eat. It has become an international phenomena in more than 70 cities in 35 countries. That was my inspiration, four years ago, when I organized our first outdoor party to celebrate the longest day of the year and the official beginning of Summer.

The original “Diner en Blanc de Paris” began in 1988 when a Parisian man invited his friends to a picnic dinner in the park with the directive to dress in white to be more recognizable. It has since grown to attract thousands and thousands of white clad party goers invited only hours before the secret dining location is revealed. Once invited (it is a complicated process), participants bring everything they will need for an outdoor dinner down to the white table and chairs, linens, decorations, china, crystal and everyone is dressed in white with the greatest decorum and elegance. Before midnight, the dinner ends and every item is removed from the site. That’s quite a lot of work for a dinner party, if you ask me!

We love the concept of bringing people together on our Piazza, so we have decided to do the work for you! All you have to do is purchase a ticket, put on your best whites and show up for a great Summer dinner! Cena Bianca, Sunday, June 26 at 6:30 PM. $95

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