Aug 26, 2011

Montreal's Dîner en Blanc: a crazy and posh communal picnic (video!)

By Alexandra Forbes

The Dîner en Blanc, I already knew, isn't exactly a normal dinner. Part outdoor communal picnic, part all-white gala, it takes place each year in Paris, Montral and now also New York.

Each couple (yes, going à deux is man-da-to-ry!!) brings their own foldable table, chairs, china, glasses, wines and food, all prettily packed in white picnic baskets.

The location is kept secret until the last minute and guests arrive by bus and metro, all at once, only to disappear 4 hours later, as if it had all been a snow-white hallucination. Here is the video I shot at the last Montreal Dîner en Blanc:

Dîner en Blanc (by invitation only, online reservations mandatory).

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