More than 350 Twin Citians gathered at the Minneapolis Sculptural Garden for a communal dinner on July 20th, the Pioneer Press reports. It was the third year a group of strangers, dressed in all white, gathered for the flash-mob-style dinner party in the Twin Cities. The event is modeled after Dinner en Blanc in France, a 25-year tradition nearly 15,000 people participate in annually.
The Twin Cities event is free and organized by anonymous hosts. Last year, the event was in Rice Park in downtown St. Paul. The hosts announced the date of the event months in advance, but the location was not revealed until an hour before the dinner.
The turnout was the best of the three years. The first year 125 people attended. Each table is responsible for themselves, and creates their own magical event. Dinner items people brought included French cheeses, lasagna, and oysters. People brought candles and flowers, and at the end of the evening sparklers were lit.
For more information about the event, check out their Facebook page.