The Diner en Blanc, the world’s only viral culinary event, celebrates its 25th anniversary in several cities around the world. This one is in New York City. – AFP
New Yorkers start spreadin’ the news, and head to Rockefeller Park for the annual event.
With the setting sun glittering on the Hudson, nearly 5,000 people turned out on Monday (Aug 25) for the fourth edition of “Diner en blanc” (Dinner in White), dressed to the nines.
In what amounts to a flash mob sunset picnic, diners get details of the event with virtually no notice, and turn up all in white – even bringing chairs.
This year, the surprise locale was Nelson Rockefeller Park, in Manhattan, with its enviable river view. As it is every year, the location was kept secret until minutes before organisers announced it.
Guests, who register in advance, turned out with tables, chairs, tableware – all in white.