Diner en Blanc: A Covert Affair Comes to NYC

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Diner en Blanc NYC

Dîner en Blanc – Ever heard of it? Neither have we until this week. Here’s the 411: Parisians have been secretly holding out on us about some serious dining dish for the past 23 years. Dîner en Blanc is an annual guerilla-style event where thousands of diners fully dressed in their finest threads of white and only white come together in an undisclosed public space, bring their own tables, chairs, food, and of course, copious amounts of booze, set up shop, dine, and destroy the evidence come midnight without as much as a single bread crumb. Mission impossible? I think not!

Dîner en Blanc
Dîner en Blanc

These stealthy ninjas of culinary panache  have popped open bottles of bubbly in the likes of the Louvre’s courtyard and Notre Dame’s plaza. This year, New York is hosting their very own first Dîner en Blanc or Dinner in White. 1,000s of guests are to be in attendance, some invited and some were lucky enough have privy knowledge on the sitch signing up for an online waiting list. This night of dining and dancing under the stars in one of New York’s undisclosed alfresco public spaces will take place on August 25, 2011. I’m curious to see which one of New York’s prime locales is chosen for this dining decadence.

Diner en Blanc
Diner en Blanc

What really intrigues me about Dîner en Blanc is the fact that the secret site is kept under wraps and the sly spontaneity of the event really takes the term, “dining experience” to  a whole other level. Not to mention, these sneaky satiaters are able to take their pumpkin carriages (or taxis) to this “ball”, dine, dance, and return the public space back to its pristine original state, untouched, all before the clock strikes twelve where they will undoubtedly turn back into chimney sweeping peasants. What a great way to become vigilante! Well, not so much a vigilante, I suppose. Nonetheless, this should be your dining mission whether you choose to accept it. Put on that white chiffon sun-dress, grab a bottle of sparkling rosé, and dine with the devious. This blog post will self-destruct in 5…4…3…2…

Diner en Blanc
Diner en Blanc
Diner en Blanc
Diner en Blanc

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