What is the talk about story for this? Basically Diner En Blanc landed itself and scored itself into a controversy over a bowl of Soya Bean Curd (In Hokkien it will be say it as Tau Huay or Dou Hua in Mandarin context. Apparently Diner En Blanc has got news about a local blogger by the name of Daniel has suggested a list of desserts and food that is considered ''white food item'' and Soya Bean curd or Tau Huay was one of them which he has suggested to bring to the event together with the white top to bottom dress code.
But Diner En Blanc's organiser did not really like Blogger Daniel's suggestion of bringing Soya Bean Curd to the ''All White Picnic Party'' and decided to take action by un-invite all previously invited Bloggers in Singapore. People have been talking about this rumours spreads fast like wild fire and evenutally it went viral online. The organiser have uninvited all bloggers except for MoonBerry being singled out. But MoonBerry knew the reason why her fellow bloggers pals are uninvited and decided to un-invite herself to tell the organiser that they have no right to have any discrimination on our local food delights.
I heard of from rumours that Diner En Blanc cancelled the invites was because they see bean curd as something which is of low or no status/class. But Escargot or snail (earthly worldly creature that moves on earh with a snail) does not seem any thing of class or status to me. Coming to Singapore to host a event here, one should respect the country's culture, food, religion and people.
On that note, I wish Diner En Blanc good luck in this event!
Dîner en Blanc marks the world's first viral event, a très chic picnic imported from Paris and now taking hold in outdoor public spaces in 20 cities across 5 continents in 2012, from Barcelona to New York City, from Montreal to Sydney. No other pop-up event launched anywhere has managed to create interest worldwide by reaching out to culinary enthusiasts anxious to recreate the concept in their city and assemble them into one network.
On 30 August 2012, the capital of Asia - Singapore will be making history by being the first Asian city to host Dîner en Blanc!
The Birth of White
Launched with just a handful of friends by François Pasquier some 24 years ago in Paris, Dîner en Blanc now assembles nearly 15,000 people each year around the globe.
The swank supper first sprang to life in 1988 in Paris, when after a few years abroad, François Pasquier held a dinner party to reconnect with friends. To deal with a mounting guest list, he asked attendees to convene at the Bois de Boulogne dressed in white so they could all find each other. What started with simple word-of-mouth—friends inviting friends—today has as many as 15,000 white-clad guests meeting annually in the public spaces of major cities worldwide.
The French capital's most prestigious sites have previously played host to it: the Pont des Arts, the Eiffel Tower site, the Louvre Pyramid, the Trocadéro Esplanade, Place Vendôme, the Château de Versailles, the Esplanade de Notre-Dame, the Esplanade des Invalides, the periphery of the Place de l'Étoile, the Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde and last year: The Carousel du Louvre. The Paris police tend to tolerate this ‘wild' gathering, if not perhaps even wishing they could join in!