A Pop-Up Paris Picnic Is Coming to New York. Diner en Blanc De Paris POP-UP The Dîner en Blanc, or impromptu “dinner in white,” in the Cour Carrée at the Louvre in Paris.
New York is having its own. Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters DRESS CODE Notre Dame was one of two sites for Paris's Dîner en Blanc. Guests, all in white, brought their own tables and food. Three weeks ago, in the golden light of an early-summer evening, thousands of Parisians dressed entirely in white converged on two of the city’s most picturesque locations — 4,400 of them in the plaza at the cathedral of Notre Dame; 6,200 in a courtyard of the Louvre — for a feast that was neither advertised nor publicly heralded. At midnight, after dining and dancing, they packed up their dishes, stowed their empty Champagne bottles in trash bags brought for that purpose, stooped to pick up their cigarette butts from the cobbles and departed.
This annual event, called the Dîner en Blanc — the “dinner in white” — is like a gustatory Brigadoon, equal parts mystery, anachronism and caprice. David Lebovitz. Dorie Greenspan.