Le Diner en Blanc Arrives in NYC, August 2011

21 Jun
Diner en Blanc, Berlin

Image by artie* via Flickr

This Year’s celebration of the culinary inside-job and tight, cropped white jeans, was celebrated on June first. The location of the Le Diner en Blanc is shared with participants just one hour before the event. This year two locations were arranged: Cathédral de Notre Dame–above–and Cour Carrée du Louvre (an inner courtyard of  the Louvre),
The challenge for diners is to get the tables and chairs set up and the food served before the cops arrive. Once underway the police will not (dare?) disrupt the meal. One stuntfoodways source with a seat at the Louvre estimated the crowd at nearly 8,000 Some estimates put total at 12,000. The event is 2o years-old this summer and has already been  in Lyon, Amsterdam, Munich, Zürich, Quebec City and Montreal.

On August 25, 2011 there’s a plan afoot to hold the cloak-and-dagger dinner in NYC. Is there really already a waiting list? …We shall see.

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4 Responses to “Le Diner en Blanc Arrives in NYC, August 2011”

  1. Manny Howard June 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    Okay, so signed up on list for Le Diner Blanc NYC and got the following response. It appears to be on!

    Dear Manny Howard,

    Thank you for subscribing to the waiting list of the premier Dîner en Blanc – New York. The event wil take place next 25th of August, in a secret location of this great city.
    Spread the word to you friends to register in advance. Guest list will be limited to 1000 people.
    We will contact you as soon as we open the subscribtions.

    The Committee.

  2. natalieeet June 22, 2011 at 5:25 am #

    thanks for the link! good luck getting an invite… or just do what I did, they’re easy to spot and follow ;)

  3. Eugenio July 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    not going to be on the mainland on that date so I’m out (also have no white pants)

  4. DineenNoir August 14, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    Register now for Diner en Noir, an answer to this year’s Diner en Blanc fraught with so many technicalities…www.dinerennoir.com

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