Dinner in White (or Diner en Blanc) is a tradition and festive event that began in Paris at two dream-worthy locations – the plaza at the cathedral of Notre Dame and the courtyard of the Louvre – drawing more than 10,000 people for what must be the largest “pop up picnic” in the world. The idea is that you bring your own meal, dishes, and if you so choose – flowers, candles etc. – and then the necessary items to clean up after yourself at the end of the evening.
held its own ‘diner in blanc’ for the past two years – first on the lawn of
South Lake Union near the site of the new MOHAI museum and traditional wooden
boat floating pond; and this year on a pier at the Seattle waterfront near the
new “Great Wheel.”
It’s definitely on my bucket list to attend the Seattle dinner in white next summer … or perhaps I’ll have to take myself to Paris to attend le original! Better yet, why not throw my very own in the backyard?
Want to GO?
The events are held in other locations throughout the U.S. If you visit dinerenblanc.info you can find other U.S. locations that seem to be organized through the Paris group.