Having Dinner with Jim Haynes in Paris

Jeffrey Donenfeld Culture, Events, Travel and Adventure Leave a Comment

This past February, I spent time in Paris with my brother and sister. Our first night in Paris the three of went to a very cool dinner party hosted by legend Jim Haynes. Fortunately for us, there was a NY times photographer at the party. Although no pics of us made it into the Times article, it’s definitely a good read. Nearly every Sunday, for the last 34 years, Mr. Haynes, a Louisiana-born expatriate, has opened the doors of his former sculpture studio in Paris and invited the world to come dine in largely the same spirit. “There’s no prior screening, no invitations, “Mr. Haynes, 78, said. “I just say the first 60 or 75 that call can come and that’s the mix.” Dinner? Paris? Invite Everyone! – NYTimes.com.