Pop-up dinners have become all the rage in Vegas. Project Dinner Table brings in different chefs to cook up dinner for 150 guests at one long white table. Former Wazuzu chef and current owner of The Charleston in Santa Monica, Calf., Jet Tila routinely returns to Vegas to create Thai dishes, next at Public House on April 30. But now the pop-up dinner is about to get much bigger and far more elusive.
Le Diner en Blanc plans to hold its first pop-up dinner in Las Vegas sometime this year. Think of it as is a stylish flash mob meets picnic.
“Beyond the spectacle and refined elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of beauty and good taste,” organizers say. “Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamor of court society, and diners engage one another knowing they are taking part in a truly magical event.”
The concept originated in Paris in the ’80s, but has since made its way across Europe to the United States and will arrive in Vegas later this year.
The affair is completely BYO from tables and chairs to food and wine and everyone wears white. Guests show up at a secret location announced hours before. Reservations are taken for tables through a wait-list system and confirmed the morning of the dinner.
Organizers say the first dinner in Las Vegas will be limited to 1,000 guests dining al fresco this summer. San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia and Toronto are among the other new cities Le Diner en Blanc hits this year. Details to come. —David Morris
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