Stuck on the waiting list for Diner en Blanc 2017 in Philadelphia? With over 43,000 on it, you’re certainly not alone. While the grand event certainly lives up to the hype and is well worth the wait, that doesn’t mean you should stay home and sadly scroll through your Instagram feed if you don’t get on the list. From a prom party on a beer cruise to a luxurious dining experience at XIX Restaurant 19 stories above the city, there’s plenty of Diner en Blanc alternative in Philadelphia.
On August 17, the Spirit of Philadelphia’s Yards Brews Cruises is throwing an 80’s-themed prom party on a boat. The evening will feature Yards’ PYNK seasonal berry ale as well as a buffet-style menu with a live DJ as you mosey on down the Delaware River. Tickets begin at $51.90 per person and you must be 21 and older to attend.
From August 13 to August 18, Chestnut Hill (aka Philly’s Garden District), celebrates its 20th annual restaurant week. $15 lunches and $30 dinner options are available at restaurants like Paris Bistro, Mica and Tavern on the Hill.
Diner en Blanc exudes ambiance with everyone dressed head to toe in white attire. If you don’t make the list, why not make a reservation at a Philly restaurant that also exudes ambiance — and has quite the view to boot! XIX Restaurant tower 19 floors about the city and features a 19 foot chandelier that resembles large pearls in the main dining room. You can even wear the white dress you’ve been saving for Diner en Blanc and not feel out of place.
"La La Land" in concert at The Mann Center
What could be better than seeing "La La Land" at a concert hall? Seeing it along with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia playing the soundtrack. Led by conductor George Stelluto, tickets range between $25 to $80.