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Dinner with Jim Haynes...

Sometimes you just have to go with what life throws up in your path...

As I was researching apartments for this trip and while reading reviews on them I stumbled across a mention from a couple who stayed at the Montmartre apartment talking about attending "Sunday Dinner with Jim"...and how wonderful it was!

I was curious so I followed the website trail, read reviews in the New York Times and discovered this amazing man in his 70's who was a travel writer ...not your usual travel journo...he travelled and found people who wanted to meet people and managed through his writing to link them all together...

http://www.jim-haynes.com

The follow on is that for the last many, many years he has been hosting Sunday dinner at his studio in Paris from 8pm - 11pm for anyone who wishes to come...he has friends or visiting chefs do the food, you pay a fee for the food and wine and get to meet people from all over the world...social networking at its best!!

I was intrigued so I emailed him and booked to go to dinner while in Paris...there is always a waiting list and he is booked out months in advance!

I have just returned from the most wonderful experience...there were about 50 or so people from all over gathered together in Jim's kitchen enjoying good food, good wine and most of all good conversation...something we don't do enough of...in the summer months there can be up to 100 people attending...

Truly a fun night out...I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone who visits Paris!

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Suzy and Henry from the States...
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The man himself...Jim Haynes...it truly was a pleasure...
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Posted by thewoodsies 15:03

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