November 2017 Newsletter

Greetings from Chef Jacques
We’re excited for the holidays here at L’Auberge Chez Franҫois and Jacques’ Brasserie. In fact, the holiday season was our founder François Haeringer’s most favorite time of the year, as you can tell by our extraordinary display of holiday decorations throughout the dining rooms
and grounds. Most of our lights and decorations, as per Papa’s tradition, will be turned on Thanksgiving evening and will remain on until the new year.Not to be missed, we have some of our most popular and decadent special events on the schedule for the coming month. Our annual holiday sing along with our local favorites, the Difficult Run String Band, “Holiday in Paris” and “Champagne Celebration” cooking
demonstrations and luncheons, a sumptuous Champagne and Bordeaux Wine Dinner, a Holiday Wine Festival, and a Sounds of the Season Brunch with guitarist Alexander Barnett.

It’s a great time to think about the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. Check out our online store here for engraved logo wine glasses, cookbooks, DVDs, and even a fashionable silk scarf. If you are still undecided, personalized gift certificates can be used to dine, come to a special event, or purchase merchandise. You may purchase them online or by calling (703) 759-3800.

Holidays also mean a rush for reservations in November and December, so I’ve posted our holiday schedule on our website here. To accommodate all those who wish to dine with
us during the season, we will be opening on Monday, November 27, 2017 for dinner only and
will be open for lunch and dinner on Monday, December 11, 2017 and Monday, December 18, 2017. Celebrate the holiday season with our family at L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie. We would be delighted to serve you!

Warm Wishes,
Chef Jacques and Paul Haeringer

Christmas Singalong with Difficult Run String Band
Please join us at L’Auberge Chez François  on Sunday, December 3 at 5:00pm to kick off the season with our second annual Holiday Sing Along and Dinner with local favorite, Difficult Run String Band.This musical evening will feature holiday classics, as well as the Difficult Run String Band’s bluegrass and old-time favorites. All of our spectacular holiday decorations will be in place and ready to complement this festive night of holiday music and good cheer.
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Holiday in Paris Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
You are invited to join us at L’Auberge Chez François on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:00am for our annual “Holiday in Paris” Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon. Chef Jacques will demonstrate how to cook French dishes that are sure to say romance while transporting you to the City of Love, Paris. This festive event will feature the cuisine and wines from France and will surely captivate you this holiday season. Viva La France, et Viva Paris!
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Holiday Wine Festival and Luncheon
Our Holiday Wine Festival and Luncheon returns on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Please join us as we sample twelve wines from Austria, Italy, California, Washington State, and France. Arrive anytime between 11:30 and 1:00pm for a walk-around tasting of these fine wines. Our sommeliers will be on-hand to guide you through the tasting or provide suggestions for gifts and pairing wines with your holiday menus. Following the tasting, sit down and enjoy a luncheon of your choice from our four-course menu, paired with another glass of wine.
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Sounds of the Season Brunch with Alexander Barnett
Please join us at L’Auberge Chez François on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 11:00am for a musical brunch featuring guitarist Alexander Barnett. Dine on house-made croissants, brunch cocktails, and a selection of festive favorites while listening to seasonal music. Alex is one of our customers’ favorite entertainers, just as our Sunday brunch quickly became a popular event. You’ll be sure to get into the holiday spirit in front of the fireplace surrounded by our sparkling lights and decorations. We hope to toast this holiday season with you and yours!
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Gonet-Médeville
Premier Cru Champagne and Bordeaux Wine Dinner
Please join us on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:30pm. We’ll be spreading holiday cheer with Premier Cru Champagne, fine Bordeaux wines, and an extravagant dinner featuring the wines of Vignobles Gonet-Médeville. Leading a new generation of winemakers, Julie and Xavier Gonet-Médeville bring their family knowledge, methods and passion to their wines. A festive night not to be missed with hosts Julie Gonet-Médeville, Chef Jacques and our team this holiday season!
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Champagne Celebration Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
Celebrate the holidays in style with a Champagne Celebration Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00am. Chef Jacques will be entertaining our guests with a cooking demonstration highlighting Champagne and followed by a festive feast featuring seafood, chocolate, and more bubbly. Eat, drink and be merry this season at L’Auberge Chez François. Bonnes Fêtes, Seasons Greetings, and Happy Holidays!
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Team Member of the Month
Stephanie Feil has been keeping our restaurant beautiful since she began working at L’Auberge Chez François in April 2007. You will find her making our gorgeous floral arrangements throughout the restaurant, tending to the onsite gardens, and decorating both indoors and outdoors. Our customers always enjoy chatting with her and getting her gardening expertise. Thank you, Stephanie, for all of your hard work. We couldn’t do it without you!
Monsieur François Competition
Congratulations to Elena A. of Gaithersburg, Maryland for winning the April Monsieur François Profile Embellishment art contest. Elena will receive a $200 gift certificate to L’Auberge Chez François.
Be sure to follow L’Auberge Chez François on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for behind the scenes photos, specials, and more.

Best Culinary Wishes,
Chef Jacques

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