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3,000 guests expected at Diner en Blanc picnic

Hawker food allowed after controversy, but location stays secret till final hours

Published on Jun 30, 2014 8:13 AM

A picnic dinner event mired in controversy previously for turning its nose up at hawker dishes will feature its biggest crowd yet when it returns for its third edition here on Saturday.

Diner en Blanc - French for Dinner in White - is expecting 3,000 guests this year, up from 2,000 last year and more than thrice the 800 guests in 2012.

Almost 10,000 people are on the waiting list every year, Mr Aymeric Pasquier, son of event founder Francois Pasquier, told The Straits Times.

The invitation-only event began as the senior Pasquier's idea of an intimate reunion dinner party in Paris 26 years ago.

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