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Le Diner en Blanc

sohlson posted this September 13th, 2011

Plenty has been written about Le Dîner en Blanc.  In a city known for its exclusive dinner parties, this Parisian tradition has, for 23 years, set the gold (or is it white?) standard.  Now it’s moved stateside, with an event in New York on August 25th and a forthcoming dinner party this month in San Francisco.

As described on Apartment Therapy’s website, the kitchn:  “(Le Dîner en Blanc) started in Paris in 1988 by a man named François Pasquier who arranged a reunion of 100 of his friends in the Bois de Boulogne. In order to find each other, everyone was instructed to wear white. The event was very popular and grew each year into the 10,000+ dinner it is today.”

Per the tradition, invitation is word-of-mouth only and the location is announced just hours before the event.  Think of it as the flash mob of picnics.

Not on the invite list?  This the kitchn post offers great suggestions for staging your own dinner in white event.  Watch the video, get inspired, and let us know how it goes.

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