LAS VEGAS (April 19, 2016)– Dîner en Blanc, the global epicurean phenomenon, made its official Las Vegas debut Sunday, April 17 on a magical evening filled with fashion, delectable cuisine and entertainment. The stunning pop-up picnic has become world-famous for the spectacular visuals of its guests all dressed in white who gather at the venue, which is kept secret until the very last minute. After months of anticipation leading up to the reveal of the secret location, more than 1,000 stylish guests armed with picnic baskets flocked to The Park – MGM Resorts International’s new outdoor dining and entertainment district connecting New York-New York, Monte Carlo and T-Mobile Arena.
Created in Paris nearly 30 years ago, Dîner en Blanc has taken over more than 60 cities around the world such as New York, Miami, Sydney, Los Angeles, Singapore, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Montreal, Tokyo and Abidjan.
Excitement built throughout the evening as guests boarded buses across the Las Vegas Valley to be led to the secret destination. Upon arrival at The Park, awe-struck participants eagerly brought out their decorations, dinnerware and food to begin designing their tablescapes. In true Las Vegas fashion, tables were dressed with beautiful floral arrangements, extravagant canopies and luxurious centerpieces. Curious onlookers watched as The Park was flooded with a sea of people dressed head-to-toe in elegant white attire. Guests showed off their flair with chic accessories, sophisticated clothing and unique styles.
Dîner en Blanc’s traditional napkin waving signaled the beginning of dinner during which people enjoyed a feast of luxe entrées and exquisite wine. Local catering company Gourmet Celebrations provided guests with an array of baskets stuffed with delightful dishes such as foie gras páte, jumbo sweet shrimp cocktails and smoked salmon mousse.
Las Vegas’ night sky was lit up with sparklers to commence the beginning of the dance party. Guests danced the night away underneath Bliss Dance, a 40-foot-tall statue by artist Marco Cochrane located in the heart of The Park. Other sights to be seen throughout the evening included a DJ encapsulated in a geometric sphere hovering above the crowd, as well as acrobatic performers entertaining guests with dazzling ribbon twirling and dancing.
About Dîner en Blanc
Launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier, the chic pop-up picnic event began with a small gathering of friends at a park which soon caught fire and spread across the entire globe. Now Dîner en Blanc hosts thousands of people each year in over 25 countries and 60 cities such as New York, Miami, Sydney, Los Angeles, Singapore, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Montreal, Tokyo and Abidjan. Unique traditions of the event involve guests dressing in all-white attire as they bring their own food, tables and dinnerware. The night is filled with fun and mystery as the location is kept secret from guests until five minutes before the event starts. For more information, visit www.dinerenblanc.info/.
About The Park
An eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment tucked into rich desert landscaping, The Park is a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side connecting New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts as well as the new 20,000-seat world-class T-Mobile Arena. Designed with sustainability in mind, The Park was made to be cooler than the rest of The Strip and features 600 stone pieces taken directly from the Mojave Desert. Visitors can enjoy an open-air environment filled with exciting restaurants such as the popular Californian waffle house Bruxie or the New York fan-favorite burger joint ShakeShack. Beverage enthusiasts can indulge in the world’s best spirits and beers at Beerhaus. For more information, visit www.theparkvegas.com.