People, all dressed up in white, arrive for a dinner on June 13, 2013, on the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The venue of the 25th edition of the annual Diner En Blanc is kept secret from the Paris authorities, and the invited participants are only told where they are to gather earlier in the evening. — PHOTO: AFP
Thousands dined in the shadow of the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris for the 25th edition of the Diner En Blanc.
The venue is kept a secret from invited guests until the last minute. This year’s edition saw participants gather in the Trocadero Square, which is in front of the Eiffel Tower, and beside the Louvre Pyramid.
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On a June evening in Paris, 13,000 people, dressed elaborately in white, will converge at a secret location for the annual DINER EN BLANC. In fifteen minutes the will position 4,000 tables, unveil miles of linens, crystal, sterling and epicurean delicacies. They’ll eat, drink and dance until midnight when they will depart as swiftly as they arrived. The entire event is devoid of politics and commercialism. It is, rather, a mesmerizing intersection of food and fashion and a stirring display of the power of human connection and collaboration. The dinner remains shrouded in mystery. An anonymous committee of ten decides who will host tables and selects each year’s secret location. This documentary reveals the evolution, orchestration and growing challenges of organizing the world’s largest dinner.