Last night, thousands of people dressed all in white descended on Robert Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City to dine by the water as part of the sixth annual Dîner en Blanc series. The rules for the dinner are simple: guests must wear white, eat on white tables on white china. We don’t believe you have to eat white food.
The Dîner en Blanc concept started — where else? — in Paris in 1988, with just 200 guests gathering at Bois de Boulogne. This year, 5,000 people gathered in the park in New York (they only learned the location at the last minute) to eat and dance the night away. Todd English cooked special dinners for people who reserved meals online, and champagne and wine was available to purchase.