Some 5,000 foodies gathered late Tuesday on the banks of the Hudson River in New York for the fifth edition of the Dinner in White.
Organizers of the pop-up picnic where attendees dress to the nines entirely in white chose the huge Pier 26 structure this time in the hip Tribeca neighborhood.
In accordance with tradition, organizers kept the location secret until the last minute. Participants, all signed up ahead of time, brought their own food, along with tables, chairs, dishes, a white tablecloth, roses and hydrangeas — all white, of course.
In retro style, men and women dressed with extravagant hats, mantillas, feathers and lace dresses.
Guests delighted in their picnic contributions — sushi, garden salads, salmon, deli meats, cheese and red fruit accompanied by champagne or wine provided by the organizers.
This year, about 70 cities in more than 35 countries have or will see a Diner en blanc, from Paris to Johnannesburg and from Montreal to Tokyo.
About a hundred cities are on the waiting list, according to organizers.
Last year, the New York event took place at Nelson Rockefeller Park in southern Manhattan with a beautiful view on the Hudson.