Secret dining? It was new thing in old London town and now it is reaching out to the masses… but man was it great to find people who do it right, and oh so well!
I had a bit of a different experience to the average supperclubber here as I attended the Jim Haynes event, hosted by Fernandez & Leluu with Qype and After Eight.
I must say if I was hosting an event with Jim I would have been quaking in my boots, but Simon and Uyen made it look easy (note: this doesn’t mean it was, it means they are super at what they do!).
So this Jim guy is American, travelled and settled in Paris. Famous amongst those in the know for being the ‘creator’ of supperclubs. He thinks he has served about 113,000 people over the thirty odd years he has invited people into his home on a Sunday. I think he is smart enough to share the right banter to the right people- not sure what it says about me though. I got a kiss and a story about a model and an Irish hotel room.
As a total newbie to the supperclub phenomenon I have no comparison, suffice to say this was by far one of the best events I’ve been to, and if I had a party with half as much style I would retire, frightened I would never reach such dizzying heights again!
I’m keen to see this in normal function, but for now I can say that there were great cocktails, pleasant company and a really beautiful flat to set the scene for really tasty food.
Highlights were the summer rolls, and the bread and butter pudding (croissants and summer fruits) and of course the attention to detail.