Foodies all dressed in white took from Culver City to
Rodeo Drive last week to meet with more than 1,000 others for an outdoor
eating concept called Dîner en Blanc.
The concept, originally executed in France, gives diners a secret location to meet for dinner at the very last minute.
"Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with
the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass 'chic picnic' in a public space," the Los Angeles Dinner en Blanc website states. "Over the course of an evening, the diners enhance the function and value
of their city's public space by participating in the unexpected."
There were six departure points, starting from Culver City, Santa Monica, Beverly
Hills, downtown L.A., Hollywood and The Grove.
In Beverly Hills, white tables extended from Wilshire Boulevard down to
The rules were to wear white attire, bring a folding table, white chairs, tableware, food and wine to an undisclosed location.
Husband Daniel Chin Yee and wife Jennifer Puno of Venice participated in what Puno calls the "chique pique-nique" on her blog Octoplace, which includes a photo gallery from the evening.
"It was a crazy event and I'm definitely going again next year," writes Puno.
According to ABC, it took more than a year to get the permits approved for Rodeo Drive.
en Blanc began in Paris more than 25 years ago and has taken off around
the globe. For more information for the L.A. concept, visit the website.
- Matthew Sanderson also contributed to this report.
Have you attended a Dîner en Blanc in Los Angeles County?