Magical Diner en Blanc III – A Flash Mob Picnic?

Ok, so this is going to be a long post. (Sorry to those of you who like my brief blips) […]

Ok, so this is going to be a long post. (Sorry to those of you who like my brief blips) Diner en Blanc started approximately 20 years ago in Paris. This is the 3rd year it is in NYC. Last year it was at Lincoln Center; the first year it was on the water at Battery Park Plaza. It is actually Wednesday afternoon, September 18th as I write this, getting ready to leave for New York City. But we still don’t know the location of this flash-mob like picnic! This is what I have packed: portable, lightweight table and 2 chairs, white linen tablecloth and napkins, battery operated candles, plates and silverware (no plastic allowed!) wine glasses, (you get wine there) and the FOOD. For dinner, I packed fresh cold lobster for our appetizer, filet, wild rice with cranberries and green beans with almonds. Dessert is a coconut cake. It is from Cups and Cakes in Rumson. Now, it is Thursday morning and I will finish this post. We carried all the paraphernalia on two luggage carts and shlepped through the subway and streets of NYC with thousands of other people dressed in white! It was on the grass at Bryant Park and it was a perfect night. Diner en Blanc is held in many cities throughout the world. Including, but not limited to: Atlantic City, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Paris, Milan, Stockholm, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Cranberra, Barcelona, Madrid and more. Please register at Diner en Blanc – New York for next year! (I can’t believe I don’t have any pictures of our food! Everything was delicious!) The very last photo is a panoramic – please click on it to get a sense of how massive the event was. DSC01175








  1. Adore seeing all of your photos!! I just told my friend Noelle (who lives in India) all about it! It was AMAZING!! Again, so happy for you and Ron!!

  2. Carrie

    It does take courage and fearlessness. BUT, there were people there older than we are! They have it in Toronto, and Hannah, WHITE IS YOUR COLOR!!! Truly very special night.

  3. Carrie

    It was a fabulous night and I couldn’t help but imagine you there with the way you present your food and dress so elegantly!

  4. Oh My!! HOW WONDERFUL !! You and Ron look simply and elegantly marvels in your whites! Lobster and Cupcakes and Dinner en Blanc? Whats not to like?

  5. Hannah Ulrich

    Amazing! We love your courage! And what a husband to shlep through it with you. . . .you go Ron!