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Underwhelming Dîner en Blanc leaves bad taste in the mouths of Nairobi diners – PHOTOS

Two diners who attended this year's edition of Le Dîner en Blanc at The Water Front Mall Karen, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY
Two diners who attended this year's edition of Le Dîner en Blanc at The Water Front Mall Karen, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY
What should have been a memorable evening turned out to be a night to forget, with many of the guests feeling shortchanged.

It’s considered the hottest ticket in town for hundreds of guests, all dressed in white, who fancy a having dinner at an exotic secret location.

Le Dîner en Blanc is a friendly gathering whose sole purpose is to create a magical evening, where guests are in good company, and in an environment which is both unusual and extraordinary.

The secret location is normally disclosed to the invited guest only at the last moment via text messages and e-mails.

This year’s edition of the annual event was held in Nairobi on Saturday night at The Water Front Mall Karen.

Some of the who attended this year's edition of Le Dîner en Blanc at The Water Front Mall Karen, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY
Some of the guests who attended this year’s edition of Le Dîner en Blanc at The Water Front Mall Karen, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY

BAD FOOD

Sadly, what should have been a memorable evening turned out to be a night to forget, with many of the guests feeling shortchanged.

From a lax security check at the point of boarding the bus to the long queues for food and drinks, the event failed to live up to expectation.

To make it worse for the guests, some of whom paid as much as Sh4,500 for the prized tickets, was the bad food on offer.

A couple takes selfies during this year's edition of Le Dîner en Blanc at The Water Front Mall Karen, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY
A couple takes selfies during this year’s edition of Le Dîner en Blanc at The Water Front Mall Karen, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE

“You were such a fail on the experience you promise. I mean no instructions, no plates, stale food, no clean loos, no toilet paper aaah not worth it for so much cash. I want my refund, rubbish,” TV host Kalekye Mumo wrote on social media.

Another guest says she threw into the trash can stale food worth Sh6,000.

On social media, a good number of those who attended the event are now demanding for a refund for what they’ve termed as a horrible experience.

The only positive from the night was the great music from the DJ, who many guests said was on point.

 

About the author

HILARY KIMUYU

HILARY KIMUYU

Hilary has been a journalist with the Nairobi News since 2015 reporting on crime, entertainment, tech and any other issues that are of interest.



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