Last year I wrote:
Imagine a party where you have to bring your own silverware, table, and linens. Imagine a party where everyone is dressed from head to toe in white. Imagine a party where you have no idea where you will be dining. That, my friends, is the epicurean phenomenon known as Dîner en Blanc. Launched 25 years ago by François Pasquier, Dîner en Blanc is known for holding some of the most exclusive parties in the most prestigious locations throughout Paris. One Hawaii resident worked hard to bring the party to Honolulu, all because she could not make an official Dîner en Blanc party in Paris that she was invited to. How lucky for us.
And then we did it all over again this year.
Setting up our table…
Our table leader, Aubrey, made fans for us!
Our neighbors setting up their tables…
Some tables had elaborate centerpieces.
Once everyone had their tables set up, we twirled our napkins to signal that our soirée had officially begun.
This year, we passed on the set menu and decided to bring our own dinner: grilled chicken chimichurri with pan roasted vegetables, and a mushroom and spinach flatbread with olive oil and parmesan.
A selection of macarons.
A cupcake to share.
Sunset in the horizon and the moon high above.
After the sun had set and we all had finished eating…we danced.
Who’s already excited for Dîner en Blanc Honolulu 2016? We are.