- // I was just talking about the European version of “Dîner en Blanc” with my grandfather this summer (started in Paris circa 1988). There isn’t much he doesn’t enjoy about the experience as a pop-up picnic, both in Germany and Paris. Toronto sported white wear this week and paid 25 bucks for a first unofficial “Dîner en Blanc.” A text message or email was sent to attendees the day of the event, and friends invited friends to the Distillery District to dine with about 400 total showing. Photo gallery here. On that note, be sure to check out Scotiabank Nuit Blanche this Sat if you happen to be in Toronto.