As the sun set over the Eastern Market on Sunday evening, hundreds of Detroiters descended upon the previously empty Shed 2, dressed in their finest whites, carrying with them all the supplies for a formal flashmob-style dinner party.
Everything from the tables and chairs to the linens and centerpieces and, of course, the food and drinks were supplied by the diners for the occasion.
The event was started 25 years ago in Paris, but it’s been only four years since an anonymous lover of revelry and fine dining carried on the yearly tradition in Detroit.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, a select few guests receive an invitation with the time and date of the event. Those lucky receivers invite 10 people, who in turn invite 10 others. The day before the actual dinner, a second invitation reveals the location of the pop up party.
Previous Detroit locations include Belle Isle, Cadillac Square, and the field of the old Tiger stadium.