Socially Superlative had the distinct pleasure of attending the 4th annual Le Dîner en Blanc. The location, which is kept secret until right before the event, happened at the historic Nelson A. Rockefeller Park on the river terrace in Battery Park City.
Escorted by their designated guides, a sea of diners in white cascaded downtown, just in time to see the sun setting over the Hudson River. Complete with carts and baskets carrying everything they needed for the evening, over 4,000 guests prepared for THE party of the summer.
Attendees showed up in their best white attire, some in costume. Tables were set up, linens were placed and some went the extra mile to include other table settings. Some guests brought their own meals, while others ordered a special curated menu by Todd English, through Le Diner en Blanc. This is the first time that a chef has been associated with the event.
Bars were set up serving Moët Ice Impérial and Bordeaux Wines, staying true to the white theme. When prompted, diners whipped their white linen napkins in the air in a choreographed frenzy. Music was present throughout the evening, although guests were instructed to continue to be seated until 8:30pm when the dance floor opened.
The evening seemed like a very sophisticated, chic, expensive wedding that you would never be invited to, except everyone is invited, IF they can get a coveted spot. Dîner en Blanc, which currently takes place in 40 cities worldwide, is looking to expand further in 2015.
Until next year, when we find out the next spot for the fête, we’ll have to relive the enchanting event through this year’s photos.
– Stephanie Carino