Diner en Blanc

Posted By on Sep 25, 2014 | 0 comments


This past Saturday I attended the much anticipated, once-a-year all white dinner called Diner en Blanc.

If you haven’t heard about this fabulous event then let me fill you in… The idea behind the event is almost like a flash mob where you arrive at a (secret) location en masse. The process is as follows: you dress all in white, you arrive at a specific meeting point where you board a bus and then get driven to the secret location, you then setup your table and chairs (handed to you at the location) and set your table with crockery, cutlery, glassware and decor. Once everyone has done this, you wave your white napkins and sit down to tuck into your feast. Either you can purchase a picnic hamper that is provided by a selected caterer which you collect at the event, or you pack your own picnic basket.

Had I known I would have to work at a function on the day of this dinner, and had I known how heavy the picnic basket would be, I would definitely have ordered a picnic hamper (even though it was a lot more expensive than the food I bought from Woolies).

I decided to disobey the rules and started on my feast as soon as my table was set. I had only eaten a massive ball of candyfloss the entire day so I felt my rebelliousness was warranted.

Luckily we did start early and managed to get through most of our main course before it started raining. At first we thought it would just be a light rain and then we could continue with our dinner, but we were wrong! Lightning and hail soon crashed and thudded and we all ran for some cover. In the middle of the downpour I decided to go start packing everything up so we could head home Besides standing in ice cold puddles and ruining my shoes (oh the horror!!), it was pretty fun running around in the rain and not caring that my wonderfully straight hair was slowly turning into a dreadful tangled nightmare. The plus side of the rain? Not having to wash the plates when I got home!

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Thanks Hans for letting me use some of your pics.

This was one of the things added to my list to do this year. See what else I’ve got up to or what I plan to get up to over here!

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