Josh Emett's squid on a stick

Posted by Amy Ashton on February 10, 2015 | 0 comment

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Featured in Viva Food & Drink Monday Feb 9, 2015 Elegant, dainty and easy to eat - Josh Emett's squid on a stick is perfect for packing into a hamper, as the top chef is planning to do at this year's Diner en Blanc. The international al-fresco dining phenomenon is back in Auckland this February 21, with Viva a sponsor. Emett shares the recipe below. "I love the way squid curls up into little rolls, making it ...

White hot date: Diner en Blanc is back

Posted by Amy Ashton on January 21, 2015 | 0 comment

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Featured in Viva by Fiona Ralph Wednesday Jan 21, 2015   Mark your diaries, hunt down your hampers and get set to don your finest whites. Diner en Blanc is back and set to be even bigger and brighter. The international al fresco dining phenomenon, which first hit Auckland last year, began in Paris in 1988, and has popped up in more than 40 cities. The elegant event sees thousands of strangers convening on a surprise location...

The pop-dining phenomenon heading to Auckland

Posted by Vinny Sherry on March 29, 2014 | 0 comment

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Featured in Viva by Fiona Ralph. Parisian tradition turned global pop-dining phenomenon, Le Diner en Blanc is heading to Auckland in March.   Imagine you're dressed in your finest white threads, gourmet picnic basket in hand, champagne flutes, chair and table too - all white of course. You don't know yet where you're headed, but there's a frisson of excitement in the air, as you spot numerous similarly-clad picnic-goers converg...

It's a white out

Posted by Grant Allen on March 29, 2014 | 0 comment

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Take some time out with this posh picnic, writes Grant Allen. More than 25 years ago, Francois Pasquier set up the first Le Diner en Blanc in Paris. Reminiscent of the glamour of court society, he encouraged a collection of friends to dress in elegant white. They packed refined picnics with proper glassware, silverware and china and gathered at a surpise location. Guests had to bring their own white tables and chairs and, of course, white linen. ...

Le Dîner en Blanc celebrates its 25th anniversary!

Posted by Sandy Safi on May 21, 2013 | 1 comment

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Le Diner en Blanc, the worldwide epicurean phenomenon, is now celebrating its 25th anniversary! Launched by François Pasquier and his close friends 25 years ago, Paris’ Dîner en Blanc now brings together over 10,000 people each year in some of the most prestigious locations throughout the French capital.   In the summer of 1988, Pasquier had just returned to Paris after a few years abroad and held a dinner party to reconne...

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