Dîner en Blanc Returns to NYC for its 7th Year

Dîner en Blanc New York was held at Robert Wagner Jr. Park on Thursday, September 15, 2016. 5000 people dressed beautifully in white, descended upon the the riverfront of New York Harbor. With views of the Statue of Liberty, guests mingled, dined, danced, celebrated and made new friends all in the spirit of Dîner en Blanc. Photography by Jennifer Heffner/Vita Images.

This August, the international, popular pop-up culinary phenomenon Dîner en Blanc returns to New York for its 7th year.

Pick out your best head-to-toe white outfit and see if you are able to get yourself a ticket to Dîner en Blanc on Tuesday, Aug 22, where over 5000 guests will gather at a striking secret location to dine and dance under the stars.

This year, the French-inspired secret picnic party have partnered up with Kenwood Vineyards, Evian Badiot water, Canard-Duchêne Champagne, and Covergirl to give guests a magical night.

Because of its popularity, however – and limited seating – earning yourself a ticket isn’t just a click of a button. Phase One Registration starts this Monday, Aug 7th, and New York has been known to sell out fast.

The Four-times James Beard winner, Chef Todd English, will once again curate the special menus for guests who order online. Last year, the exclusive dinner party took place at the waterfront at Robert F. Wagner Park in Battery Park and guests raved about the delicious concoctions Chef English was cooking up.

For those who aren’t so lucky to get a bite of the special menu, guests will bring their own gourmet picnic, fine china and silverware, white table settings, white tables and chairs.

Around 7 PM, guests will wave their white linen napkins in the air to signal the beginning of the dinner festivities.

And don’t be scared to be creative with your all-white ensemble. In past years we’ve seen masks, angel wings, Marie Antoinette wigs and white headpieces to add a dramatic effect.

Once the dinner concludes, get ready with your best dancing shoes because there will both be dancing and other entertainment.

This year’s musical feature comes in the form of famed pianist Eric Lewis — also known as ELEW. Starting out as a jazz pianist performing alongside artists such Wynton Marsalis and Elvin Jones, ELEW really redefined his music and career by generating the new genre of music, rockjazz.

Over the years, he has added many memorable moments to his track record such as reenergizing songs by Coldplay, performing at the behest of companies like Google and Fendi, and even playing for Barack and Michelle Obama in the East Room at the White House. And we have no doubt that ELEW’s performance at New York’s Dîner en Blanc will be one to remember, too.

Intrigued? See the video from last year’s Dîner in Blanc for a sense of the dinner and start cooking up a plan on how you can get your ticket.

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Photography by Jennifer Heffner / Vita Images