By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A huge, secret, elegant pop-up “white party” called Dîner En Blanc takes place at an undisclosed public park on Thursday, August 22nd. Co-host Natanya DiBona (top photo) explains that participants dress all in white and bring their own food, tables, and chairs.
“It’s not for everyone,” she tells What’s Cooking. “You have to realize that it takes work, and everyone doing their part is what makes that happen.”
And only DiBona and her co-host know the exact location, which will be revealed to group leaders an hour prior to the event.
The event started in France about 25 years ago, then spread gradually to other locations. This is the second year for Philadelphia’s.
“Last year we had 1,300 people, and this year we’ve expanded to 2,500 people,” DiBona says.
How many people on their wait list?
“We had a total of 6,000 people — so a lot of interest!”
Hear the full “Dîner En Blanc” interview (runs 9:08)…