Diner en blanc events are held all over France and are starting to become a worldwide phenomenon with dinners taking place in Canada and the US. Diner en blanc can be an organised event by local tourist offices, associations and other organisations or it can be a spontaneous event such as those that take place in Paris – spontaneous that is in a flash mob way. In the case of the Parisian flash mob diner en blanc which has been held annually since 1988 – the picnic must be of good quality and no beer is allowed – only wine and champagne. To make this particular social occasion even more special – it’s only possible to attend if you’ve been before or been invited by someone who’s been before!
You can attend a Diner en blanc by applying for places where its advertised (try local tourist offices). The point of Diner en blanc is that participants must turn up to the dinner wearing all white, they must have white tableware, white napkins and bring a picnic with them. They must also bring a table and two chairs – preferably all white.