Diner en Blanc – An Elegant Night Under the Starry Sky in Ka’a’awa Valley

Have you heard the buzz about the all-white dinner at an exclusive location? About 30 years ago in Paris, François Pasquier began Diner en Blanc with just a handful of friends, and it has now spread to over 30 cities.

White napkin wave

You start by purchasing your ticket and confirming your bus pick-up location. Everything has to be white. You bring all your own meal, drinks, tables, chairs, dishware, glassware, linens, and whatever decorations of choice.

You are not informed about the location of the event and have no idea where you’re going to be setting up. As you begin your bus journey to the secret location a guessing game soon reveals a possibility of where you will be enjoying the festivities. You finally arrive at an amazing location where you take a stroll with all the delights you packed to the area you will set up.

Photo Credits: Marcia Campbell

I highly recommend you try it at least once. Personally, the first time I heard about the event 3 years ago, I had no interest in attending. As luck would have it this year my vision changed and I was very willing to give it a go.

I am so grateful I had the ability not only to experience the event but this years location was absolutely incredible. We had the privilege of dining under a beautifully clear, starry night with the backdrop of the Kualoa Ridge in the historical and sacred Ka’a’awa Valley at Kualoa Ranch. Various Musicians, plenty of dancing, eating our delicious meals, seeing friends, and making new ones. This location was seen in Jurassic Park and many other Hollywood films, and yes there were dinosaur bones! I would definitely take the time to visit Ka’awa Valley and participating in the next Diner en Blanc.

For more information, visit Diner en Blanc.

About the Author

Rich DeGutis

Rich DeGutis is a REALTOR-Associate, MRP with Hawai'i Life. Aloha, My experience within the real estate industry began with a small, respectable family-run brokerage firm. An intimate look at the different aspects of Buying, Selling, and Property Management gave me a solid basis to grow from. I transferred to a Property Management and Vacation Rental Firm, which led to overseeing its Honolulu Branch operations. Prior to my choice to commit myself full-time to assisting Buyers and Sellers with their acquisitions and dispositions of real estate here at Hawaii Life, I gained a great depth of experience in the fields of technology, digital marketing, promotional product placement and sales; all of which add strength to the expertise I bring to best assist my real estate clients. A former military service member: I served 8 years in the US NAVY while studying Computer Science and Business Management. I call on these experiences, and knowledge acquired, when representing Buyers and Sellers of real estate. To live in Hawaii is a privilege and I am beyond grateful for the ability to live this Hawaii Life. Originally raised in New Jersey, with a good deal of time residing in San Diego, prior to choosing Honolulu as my home in 2009...has really kept me grounded in tremendous gratitude for this unique island lifestyle that is, to me, unparalleled. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors - from the sky to the mountains to the seas. Of the many hobbies I enjoy, I'd have to say that the surfing, hiking, and ability to travel easily from this international, island-hub are top on my list of passions. Whether you are looking to sell or purchase a home here on O'ahu, I dedicate myself to providing thorough, top-notch service to you so that your experience is smooth, enjoyable, and hassle-free. This way you are able to focus on your own dreams and unique lifestyle. Rich You can email me at or via phone at (808) 722-0640.

Comments (0) Show CommentsHide Comments (Remember)

Cool. Add your comment...

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Leave your opinion here. Please be nice. Your Email address will be kept private, this form is secure and we never spam you.

More Articles from Hawaii Life

Agents Architecture Arts and Culture Awards and Testimonial Beachfront Building Buying Advice Design Dining For Sale Hawaii Intelligence Interior Design Land Landscape Architecture Latest News Lifestyle Luxury Market Intelligence Market Trends Marketing Military Moving Moving To Hawaii Oahu Oceanfront Press Sales Selling Advice Tips Volunteer

Laukaha Mauka Estate: Auction to Own a Rare Piece of Paradise

Starting on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018, one of the rarest and most exceptional properties I have seen in Honolulu is …