On Wednesday, Nov. 13, hundreds of men and women will dress all in white, have their picnic dinner and white “tablescape” in hand and wait to hear where they will be attending the Dreyfoos in White event to benefit the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation. The event is modeled after Diner en Blanc held annually for the past 25 years in Paris, France. The location, organized largely by alumni of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, will not be revealed until one hour prior to the event.
The pop-up, flash-mob-style dinner will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Partygoers will wear all white and bring their own white table décor and picnic dinner. For those who don’t have the time or inclination to prepare their own basket, picnic dinners can be ordered from the Lord’s Place Café Joshua Catering at www.thelords place.org or by calling (561) 494-0125, ext. 1114 for a meal to be ready for pickup at registration.
The location, which will be in downtown West Palm Beach, will be released to ticket buyers via text, e-mail or phone one hour prior to the event. Live entertainment will be by Dreyfoos students as well as Dreyfoos alumni band, Girlfriend Material. Extravagance is encouraged, and prizes will be awarded for the best white-table décor. Tickets are $40 per person or a premier table for 10 for $750.
The event also features a prize drawing for a weekend trip for two to Paris, including round-trip airfare and French lessons, and a seven-night stay for six at the Grand Luxxe in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Prize drawing tickets are one for $25 or three for $50, and you do not need to be present to win.
Event sponsors include: Simon Benson Offit, Calla and Ralph Guild, Matrix Mediation, Gil Cohen, Allison and Stuart Haft, Cindy and Ted Mandes, Josephine Bayard, Dr. Stan and Marcie Gorman-Althof, Ellis and Gritter Consulting Engineers, Garabar Inc., Grand Bank & Trust of Florida, Suskauer Law Firm, Karen and Greg Golnick, Donna and Larry Peters, Hotel Planner. com, the Multilingual Language and Cultural Society and Pioneer Linens.
For more information, call (561) 805-6298 or visit soafi.org/dreyfoosinwhite.
ABOVE: (Front row) Sierra McGill and Taylor Materio with French poodle Oso; and (back row) Kelly Shoaf, Whitney Lidinsky, Stefani Kochanski, Sarah Lidinsky, Kristina Klaas, Kremer Shell and Melissa Ladd. Committee members not pictured: Jeremy Morse and Michelle Suskauer.