Dîner en Blanc launched 30 years ago in Paris, as a secret dining experience aimed at celebrating the city’s beautiful public spaces. Now, events take place throughout the world – always in public spaces of the major cities where guests gather at a secret location with the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends at the heart of one of their city's most beautiful locations.
The rules are simple: A) You don’t know where you’ll be going until the day of, B) You have to be dressed in all white (no exception) and elegantly and C) You have to bring your own with a table, two chairs, a picnic basket, white tablecloth, napkins, gourmet meal items, dishware and glassware.
The Seattle dinner’s last minute location was reveled at around 6:45pm, and by 7:30 everyone was seated and ready at Myrtle Edwards Park. It was quite a sight to behod; thousands of people, dressed all in white and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, meeting up for this mass “chic picnic”.