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Jim Haynes

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Helen Cathcart / Time Out

Time Out says

The godfather of supper clubs, Jim Haynes has run a Sunday dinner party from his former sculpture studio for more than 30 years. And a rollicking party it is: the US-born host welcomes the first 60 or so people who ask to attend, whether they be locals or visitors from far-flung lands. Haynes memorises the guest list beforehand, so he can easily make introductions on the night, connecting philosophy students with truck drivers, retirees with cartoonists and painters. “If I had my way,” he says, “I would introduce everyone in the whole world to each other.” For a suggested donation of €30, diners chow down on an eclectic menu: Haynes calls on a rotating selection of chefs, so guests may be surprised by a British cook one Sunday, a Macedonian one the week after, or a Portuguese after that.

Written by M. Astella Saw


Atelier A-2
83 rue de la Tombe Issoire, 14e
Métro Alésia, Saint-Jacques
Opening hours:
Sun 8pm
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