We're going to Diner en Blanc -- an elegant flash mob dinner to convene outdoors at a previously undisclosed location in downtown Charleston on October 15th. The event originated in Paris but is now held all over the world. The idea is for everyone to wear white and to conduct themselves with utmost decorum and grace, despite the innate spontaneity of the occasion and casual nature of a picnic.
We can't wait! Here are just a few things the Dean and company will be sure to include in our picnic basket :
- Grapes & Soft Cheese
- Deviled Eggs
- Gougeres -- stuffed with chicken salad or just plain.
- Salmon Canapes
- Cold-Fried Chicken. The Dean loves homemade fried chicken but shout-out to Publix for their not-too-shabby stand-in when we are en route to the dock, the beach, or a super-secret picnic location like DeB.
- Most importantly..these truly genius Sandwiches from goat.sheep.cow! The first-rate cheese shop, owned by dynamic duo Patti & Trudy, is located ever-so-conveniently right around the corner from us. The sandwiches are a trade secret (we eat them on a weekly basis) but the crew comes to the Academy in early November for a cocktail-hour class on pairing cheese with champagne, cider, and Madeira. Look for it on our Calendar soon.
The Dean holds that the blankets and pillows are equally important as the food at a picnic. Be sure they go with the setting and that there is enough room for everyone to lounge comfortably, Luncheon on the Grass-style.
FYI -- it's not too late to join us at Diner en Blanc -- purchase your tickets HERE.
XOXO, the Academy