On Saturday we joined 750 other darring diners for Harvest Noir, Ottawa's first pop-up picnic.
The organizers were inspired by the famous Dîner en blanc events in Paris, New York and Montreal, and they wanted to prove Ottawa isn't always the stuffy government town it is made out to be. Guests were instructed to dress all in black and prepare local food for a fancy picnic in a secret location.
Chris, clearly thrilled to be without an umbrella
Even the strong winds, cold weather and the occasional rain shower couldn't keep us away.
After the picnic, everyone was able to warm up inside the Museum of Civilization with drinks and dancing.
We'll definitely go if they do it again next year, but hopefully they'll pick a warmer date and a location on the Ottawa side of the river.