Friday, January 11, 2008

Paris Soirees Dinners Chez Patricia: CULTURE AND CUSTOMS OF FRANCE. W Scott Haine Sun 9 Dec At 18h45‏

imgWe'll have soirees all through the holidays: NEW YEAR'S EVE Mon 31 December will replace Sun 30 Dec

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This Sunday 9
December At 18h45

Our Guest of Honor:

W. Scott Haine

Historian. Author

Scott will speak of his new book "The Culture and Customs of France". He will also speak of his work on Paris Cafes ("The World of the Paris Café: Sociability among the French Working Class, 1789 - 1914.) and research that he is doing for a future book on Cafés.

Here's what's been written about "The Culture and Customs of France":The French are of perennial interest, for, among other things, their style, their cuisine and wine, and their cultural output. Culture and Customs of France is a thoroughly jam-packed narrative through the glories that France continues to offer the world... a boon for preparing country reports, a must-read for travelers, and perfect for culture studies. Chapters on the land, people, and history, religion, social customs, gender, family, and marriage, cinema and media, literature, food and fashion, architecture and art, and performing arts are current and pleasurable to read.

About Scott Haine. While a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin (where he received an M.A. and a Ph.D.), Scott was introduced to Social History. He became especially intrigued by the topic of cafés. It's an interest has remained a passion.

From Scott: "I had already been attuned to the importance of the café from taking Lynn Hunt's "Old Regime and Revolution" course at the University of California, Berkeley. I then went to the library and read some dazzling descriptions of French café life in the age of Jean Jaures and email Zola and was caught up in a passion to recover the words, gestures and deeds of café life "

You'll learn a lot about a Paris institution that you take for granted: the cafe. Highly entertaining!

This semester, Scott is a lecturer in European history at the College of San Mateo Study Abroad Program in London.

GREAT FOOD! International Cuisine. (Southern US, French or other European. Thai, lovingly prepared as always by Patricia). Free flowing wine.


Chez Patricia: 13 rue de Mulhouse, 75002 Paris. Metro: Sentier (line 3). Take the rue des Petits Carreaux exit (very important). Cross rue Reamur. The street on the left should be rue des Petits Carreaux. Walk 2 blocks up on rue des Petits Carreaux. You’ll face an HSBC branch . (There’s Café Honoré on the right). That’s rue de Clery. Make a short left (30 seconds) onto rue de Clery and then immediately a right onto rue de Mulhouse. There's also Les Halles, Reaumur Sebastopol and Bonnes Nouvelles. (Map on website: directions:

PARTICIPATION EUR 20 . Thanks for having exact change in an envelope with your name written outside of the envelope. Please include your card.


If you don’t receive an email confirmation by Sunday, please call Patricia: 01 43 26 12 88.

Looking forward to seeing you for a heartwarming Sunday dinner experience! Patrici


Paris Soirees Dinners Every Sunday At 18h45.

PARIS NETWORKING COCKTAIL Every Wednesday at 18h45. Unsurpassed Social and Business networking opportunities. Self-Development. Socializing. Meet people who have something in common with you. Good food and wine. Contact Patricia: Reservations WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER PLEASE: / 01 43 26 12 88

Weds 12 December PNC: Special Guest is Alison Edge, Consultant and Strategist. "Change. Adapting." Adjusting to life in France. (Rescheduled from 21/11 due to complications from the STRIKE). EUR 15

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Patricia is proud to have a 21st Century Parisian Salon. Our mission is to simply enlarge your circle of acquaintances in a safe and stimulating atmosphere while promoting Cultural Achievement, The New Age and Paris Personalities. And we have fun! We are THE gathering place for the International Community of Paris. Enjoy! Discuss! Meet new and interesting people.

(Patricia Laplante-Collins created Paris Soirees Dinners on Sunday and Paris Networking Cocktail on Wednesday, Paris Expat events open to all, on the Ile St Louis to bring Americans in Paris together with Ex-pats, hip French and the International Community in a global meet-up. Evenings feature Literary, Art, New Age, Business, African-American and Black Paris themes presented in English. There is an intimate salon atmosphere and the focus is on meeting people in Paris. Patricia is also the founder of African American Literary Soirees and regularly hosts Paris Literary Salons. All at Chez Patricia.

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