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Le Diner en Blanc - Denver and University of Colorado Cancer Center

The official Le Dîner en Blanc, the popular Parisian-inspired pop-up picnic characterized by its famous all-white dress code will take place in Denver for the first time ever in the summer of 2022. The exact date will be announced soon. 

Le Dîner en Blanc began in Paris in 1988 when François Pasquier, returning from a long stay abroad, had the idea to gather friends for a picnic. As the number of guests grew, he decided to hold the dinner in a public space and ask everyone to dress in all white to easily recognize one another. The event was such a success that they all agreed to repeat the experience the following year. Each year, the evening gathering included more and more friends. Over the years, Le Dîner en Blanc has become one of the most sought-after culinary events around the world! What was a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international sensation celebrated on six continents.

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Coloradans may already be familiar with the event. Ahead of the worldwide popularity of the Parisian event which was triggered by the first official event held in New York City in 2011, the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center held its first Dinner in White® event as a fundraiser in 2010 and continued for 9 years. The final year they expanded from the Denver Metro Area and added a second event in Fort Collins to highlight the animal research done by CU Cancer Center members at the Colorado State University (CSU) Flint Animal Cancer Center. Events like this help the cancer center receive private support from generous benefactors. These philanthropic investments accelerate progress and enables top talent to push the boundaries of the possible. Every dollar invested helps provide valuable resources to advance innovative ideas, develop new treatments, and bring life-saving care into reach. To help with the University’s mission in preventing and conquering cancer, a portion of the revenues of Le Dîner en Blanc – Denver will be donated to the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center. To find out more, please visit

Now for the first time ever, Denver will welcome its very own official Le Dîner en Blanc, thanks to local hosts Lauren Ripko, and Michael and Amber Handby. “Le Dîner en Blanc captures the spirit of friendship, glamour, and European elegance,” states Mr. Handby. “We love the history and anticipation of the Dîner en Blanc events around the world. We’re excited to bring a little piece of Europe to Denver and to add some Colorado flair to Le Dîner en Blanc.”

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* Dinner in White® is a trademark owned by the Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate and is being used under license.

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