Here is a picture showing the atmosphere at the 2014 Dîner en blanc that was held in Kenskoff, Haiti at Ranch le Montcel.
The place was filled with over 700 guests dressed in white. As usual, the location of the 2014 (Dinner in White) as well as the details were kept secrete to many.
Diner en blanc 2014 (Dinner in White) in Kenskoff, Haiti at Ranch le Montcel
Dinner en Blanc has become a global trend begun 25 years ago in Paris. Ten friends created a phenomenon by picking a mystery spot to dine at and set up a flash mob scenario.
This year Dinner en Blanc 2014 was held at Kenskoff at Haiti's Ranch le Montcel. 700 guests attended, dressed all in white, delivered from their hotels to the undisclosed private party spot.
Here is a beautiful view of the town of Kenskoff. A famous place in the area is the Wynne Farm near Kenscoff.
The Wynne Farm is one more organization that realizes helping Haiti involves empowering its women to make a change in their lives to make a positive change in their environments. The Fanm Kap Plante project intends to unite Haitian women by having them plant and protect the trees within their communities. The scope is so much wider than just planting trees though; the farm also enquired about ways to make the lives of these 110 participants better and helped them solve problems of reliable health care facilities, schooling for their children, and clean water for drinking.
Showing a decidedly more stately side from the night-time vibrancy of Kenscoff, in the south-east of Haiti, is the market held there weekly for farmers who live near and far away. Some journey across mountains, as Kenscoff boasts an altitude of 1,500 meters, and walk for up to 8 hours to get to the market in order to sell their vegetables and produce. When selling is done, the farmers buy seeds and farming paraphernalia, including fertilizer, then journey back to their homes.
The Town of Kenscoff in Haiti
The Ouest Department town of Kenscoff has its own set of modest amenities to offer a Haitian passing through. Only about 10 kilometers outside of Port-au-Prince, the town has developed a reputation for an intense nightlife. With a population last estimated at about 4,000, the rousing parties at night, housed in myriad establishments for just such nocturnal enjoyment, call to the wealthy of Haiti who flock there for the night-time entertainment.
After Haiti gained its independence in 1804, the people who fought were not going to let the nation vulnerable to the Napoleon army and consequently allow the French to reestablish slavery all over again in Haiti. The heroes decided to build several forts all around the country for protections. Two of these forts were Fort Jacques and Fort Alexandre in the Ouest Department in order to protect Port-au-Prince.
Fort Jacques is located in the town of Kenskoff, it was built shortly after independence, between 1804 and 1806. Fort Alexandre was never finished due to the death of Jean Jacques Dessalines in 1806.
On Tuesday, July 30, Chef Aaron Sanchez and New Orleans Chef John Besh received a warm reception in Haiti as they were blocked by a mayor of a town outside Haiti attempted to block them from visiting the farmers market. They had come to the Caribbean nation as visitors from Oxfam America aid group to assist increase awareness concerning food issues. However, the mountain town of Kenscoff mayor, Widjmy Clesca, blocked the chefs together with the journalist in their company from entering. Clesca indicated that the photographers might take pictures unflattering for the town and thus could not allow them to enter. The chefs later decided to leave with their hosts to check on a community organization that collaborate with local farmers.