Thursday, April 27, 2017

Diner En Blanc, Ho Chi Minh City

It is no secret that I love a good social gathering. Especially if that gathering involves good people, good wine, and also happens to act as an excuse to don a custom made outfit. So when friends invited me to the Diner En Blanc, Ho Chi Minh City edition, I knew I couldn't pass it up.  

Diner En Blanc originated in Paris in 1988 and, in short, is a fancy, invite-only picnic-style dinner party. The location, kept secret until arrival, is a public space; guests identify each other by their all white attire.

Photo Credit: Pam Haake
After gathering at Vesper Gourmet Lounge to mingle and put final touches on picnic baskets, we were bussed to our evening's secret location: an outdoor venue space across from Diamond Plaza. Upon arrival, we set up our picnics, poured our wine, and signaled the beginning of dinner with a napkin wave. After ample time to indulge in the lovely spread of gourmet cheese, meat, and salad, sparklers were lit, telling guests that dinner was over and it was time to dance. 

Photo Credit: Greg Beale

Diner En Blanc made for a very lovely evening full of predictions, picnicking, and pinot gris and marks another successful social event for Ho Chi Minh City.


  1. I've done a couple of these, but none as close to the original idea as yours (the location was never a surprise to me, and that seems so fun). Also, no napkin wave or sparklers. I hope I find one more similar to the Ho Chi Minh City edition!

  2. Thanks for reading! We have some very talented ladies over here who are excellent at organizing social events.