Celia Topping / Time Out
Time Out says
Inspired by the literary and artistic salons of 17th- and 18th-century France, Atlanta, Georgia-born host Patricia Laplante-Collins hosts social dinner events every Sunday at her apartment on the Ile Saint-Louis. Each week, a guest speaker or performer – past guests of honour have included singers, writers, film directors and a former Las Vegas casino boss – holds court while guests tuck into buffet-style dinners (€24) that include fusion dishes inspired by Laplante-Collins’s travels throughout Europe and the US. Networking evenings held every Wednesday are well attended by expatriates and locals keen on experiencing some true Southern hospitality.