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First Le Diner en Blanc in Las Vegas

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 18:54:46-04
More than 1,000 guests turned out for the first Le Diner en Blanc on Sunday on the Las Vegas Strip.
 
The global epicurean phenomenon started 30 years ago in Paris. The elegant picnic has become world-famous for the spectacular visuals of its guests dressed in all white who gather at a venue kept secret until the very last minute.
 
The first dinner in Las Vegas was held at The Park, which is MGM Resort's new outdoor dining and entertainment district that connects New York-New York, Monte Carlo and the new T-Mobile Arena.
 
Since its beginning, the dinner has now taken place in more than 70 cities around the world including New York, Miami, Sydney, Los Angeles, Singapore, Mexico City, London, Montreal, Tokyo and Abidjan.
 
Upon arrival at The Park, awe-struck participants eagerly brought out their decorations, dinnerware and food to begin designing their tablescapes. In true Las Vegas fashion, tables were dressed with beautiful floral arrangements, extravagant canopies and luxurious centerpieces.  Curious onlookers watched as The Park was flooded with a sea of people dressed head-to-toe in elegant white attire. Guests showed off their flair with chic accessories, sophisticated clothing and unique styles.
 
The traditional napkin waving signaled the beginning of dinner. For those who chose not to bring their own gourmet diner, local catering company Gourmet Celebrations provided guests with an array of baskets stuffed with delightful dishes such as foie gras páte, jumbo sweet shrimp cocktails and smoked salmon mousse.
 
After the dinner, guests danced the night away underneath Bliss Dance. Acrobatic performers also entertained guests with dazzling ribbon twirling and dancing.