|Greetings from Chef Jacques and Paul:|
|The terraces are blooming, the gardens are planted, the
wisteria is beautiful and we welcome printemps in our countryside of France right
here in Great Falls.
Springtime also brings our family of L’Auberge Chez Francois
and Jacques’ Brasserie celebrating some very prestigious milestones and
accolades this month.
We toasted to our 43rd anniversary in Great
Falls, Virginia location on April 20th, 2019. Francois “Papa” Haeringer decided to fulfill
his dream of opening an “auberge” – a family inn prevalent in his native
Alsatian countryside. After finding the
perfect six acres of rolling green hills in Great Falls, L’Auberge Chez
François opened in 1976, and became a family business. This year also marks an
incredible milestone, as this year marks 65 years ago, Papa opened the original
Chez François in the heart of Washington DC in 1954.
My Papa’s goal was to operate a restaurant with a nice
ambiance and good honest food at affordable prices. The restaurant’s enduring
popularity is a testimony to his success with this approach. An incredible 65 years later, we still continue
to operate L’Auberge Chez François with Papa’s spirit infusing every aspect of
the restaurant, as well as his meticulously crafted meals. Papa would have it no other way. Merci beaucoup to all for your patronage and
support throughout the years.
This month, L’Auberge Chez Francois was again honored for
the 27th year, the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award at AAA’s awards ceremony
in DC. AAA began rolling out their
diamond rating system in 1985 region wide and was completed in 1991. We
received our first four diamond rating in 1992 and have continued thru the next
26 years to receive this distinguished accolade. “Only 0.2 percent of the nearly 32,000
AAA-inspected and approved restaurants were included on the list”, AAA said in
a release. On behalf of our entire
family of L’Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques’ Brasserie, thank you AAA for
your four diamond award recognition.
We are excited to announce our May Events Lineup, and what a
fun month it will be, packed with special culinary events including “A Mother’s
Day Cooking Demo and Luncheon”, Chef Jacques Table Wine dinners, including
Domaine Carneros, a repeat of our sold out Rock and Roll supper with moi
playing a few tunes on the drums, and other outdoor events on our terrace with
flowers in full-bloom! Check them out and reserve your spot! See all our events here
Bon Printemps and Best Culinary Wishes;
Chef Jacques and Paul Haeringer and family of L’Auberge Chez Francois & Jacques’
|Chef Jacques’ Table Featuring Thelema Mountain Vineyards Dinner|
|Please join us on Thursday, May 2nd,
2019 at 7:00 PM, as we welcome Thomas Webb, owner of Thelema Mountain
Vineyards, a family owned and managed wine estate at the top of the Helshoogte
Pass in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
It was a taste of some Burgundy Puligny-Montrachet
that convinced Gyles Webb to lay down the calculator and abandon his accounting
career in Durban to become a winemaker. Shortly after, he obtained a degree in
Oenology at Stellenbosch University and after gaining some work experience abroad
and in South Africa, Gyles and his wife’s family fell in love with a run-down
old fruit farm called Thelema.
Gyles has always given meticulous
attention to the vineyards, believing that grape quality is the single most
important factor in serious winemaking. This persistent precision has paid off
in awards for the best vineyards in Stellenbosch. His winemaking policy is one
of “benign neglect” or minimum interference, with finings and filtrations kept
to an absolute minimum. Gyles also believes in the use of premium wood;
you will therefore find Thelema and Sutherland’s wines resting in quality
|“Sunday Supper With The Classics Band”Playing Hit Songs Beloved by All (Cameo Appearance by Chef Jacques Haeringer on the Drums!)|
us for rocking evening Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at 5:30 PM,
for another segment of our popular Music and Cuisine series, with a
delicious “Sunday Supper” featuring The Classics Band performing hit songs and
entertaining music we all love from our youth. This delightful group
returns for a Sunday Supper on Cinco de Mayo, and yes,“Tequila” and “La
Bamba” is on the list along with classic hits from the 50s to the 2010s. If you
were at their last sold out show, you know The Classics will
serve up your favorite songs, delivered masterfully with a good time vibe that
will make you smile, clap or get up and dance! The Evening will feature an
enticing menu and libations, and an encore performance by Chef Jacques on
|A Very Special Domaine Carneros Wine Dinner with TJ Evans, Carneros Winemaker|
|Please join Chef Jacques and Team on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 7:00 PM for a very special evening with Pinot Noir Winemaker TJ Evans of Domaine Carneros. Domaine Carneros specializes in great, handcrafted pinot noirs and elegant sparkling wines. Prior to joining Domaine Carneros in 2008, TJ Evans spent 10 years in a variety of winemaking positions around the world, during which he developed not only winemaking knowledge, but a deep love of Pinot Noir and the decision to make it the focus of his professional life. TJ worked harvest at New Zealand’s Villa Maria Estate, apprenticed at France’s 500 year-old Domaine Jean-Louis Chave and served internships with Mondavi Winery and Far Ninete. Our special evening begins at 7:00p (weather permitting) on our beautiful “in-bloom” terrace with Chef’s seasonal canapés paired with chilled Domaine Carneros, Brut Vintage Cuvée. Feast on Chef Jacques’ five-course dinner featuring the delectable sparkling and Pinot Noir wines of the Grand-Dame, Domaine Carneros. |
|“Celebrating Mom’s” Mother’s Day Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon|
Jacques Haeringer and treat your mom or your special someone to a lively
culinary demonstration and luncheon on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 11:00 AM.
Your day begins sipping chilled Monmousseau Touraine Brut while watching Chef
Jacques demonstrate a selection of his very special recipes “on set” that you
will surely enjoy.
Mother’s Day celebration with Chef Jacques’ five-course very special “Menu du
Jour”, paired with fine wines chosen by our sommelier
The pièce de
résistance: our Valrhona Chocolate Soufflé to round out a celebratory day. This
culinary demonstration hits the spot and makes the perfect gourmet gift.
Come and join us and celebrate Mom or your someone special this “Mother’s Day”
at L’Auberge Chez François!
|Memorial Day Weekend “Friday Night On The Terrace” Wine Tasting featuring Live Music by Stephanie Ball|
Chef Jacques’ and his team on Friday, May 24th, 2019 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
as we offer you a delightful way to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend,
outdoors, under the stars on our beautiful L’Auberge Chez François terrace
(weather permitting), sipping fine wines while enjoying Chef Jacques seasonable
canapes and bites, and listening to Stephanie Ball’s live music. Does life get any better
sommeliers will be on-hand to guide you through a delectable tasting of eight
fine wines from some of the world’s notable wine growing regions. Why not
stroll, with your wine, of course, to our two on-site budding vegetable and
herb gardens, and tap your toes to our live music, selected for you, this
sampled will be available for purchase at a very special “trade” discount for
our customers that evening only. Merci beaucoup and see you there! Happy
Memorial Day Friday!
In case of
inclement weather, we will move the event to our Rooster Room, with the same
|“A Jazzy Memorial Day Weekend Sunday Supper” featuring Al Williams and Chris Fischer of American Idol|
|Why not Join
Chef Jacques’ and his team on Memorial Day Weekend Sunday, May
26th, 2019 at 6:00 PM for a Jazzy Musical Supper, listening to
the smooth standard and pop tunes of Washington Area Music Association’s best
Jazz Instrumentalist, Al Williams.
player Al Williams III has earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike
for his graceful and melodic style on tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, in
addition to alto and C flutes. Jazz Times has noted the “poetic beauty”
of his saxophone solos. Dividing his time among his contemporary jazz band, Al
Williams and Friends, Al is one of the most highly regarded musicians around.
has a genuine desire to reach people with his music. His music looks right at
you and is open and forthright.” Sabra Best – Entertainment
Williams tonight, will be the talented Chris Fischer, a native New Yorker, who
relocated to the DC area 6 years ago. Over the years, he has played with
R& B legends such as Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Temptations, Jennifer
Hudson and more. Chris has produced several CD’s and holds the title of
being a music and chart arranger for American Idol, 2013 Emmy Awards and BET’s Celebration of Gospel.
and team are thrilled to host this Memorial Day weekend finale with these two
amazing artists. Seating limited, so make your plans early!|
|“Friday Night Two for Tonight Romantic Soirée” |
Featuring the Romance Music of Alexander Barnett
fine, candy tastes sweet, but a romantic repast is a much better treat!
Chef Jacques Haeringer on Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 7:00 PM as we
continue our oh-so romantic celebrations at L’Auberge Chez Francois, with our
“Two for Tonight” Soirée.
A natural and
wondrous relationship exists between love and food; between the heart and the
palate. No truly passionate life is complete without the pleasures that
fine food provides.
quiet, candlelit room with the one you love, complete with the romantic music
of Alexander Barnett. Feast on Chef Jacques’ and his team’s five-course
delectable romance themed dinner and sommelier paired wines.
romance, and we hope to see you and your special someone at our “Two for
Tonight” Soirée, at L’Auberge Chez Francois, where romance is our Raison d’être!|
|Team member of the Month|
|Tomas Santos Urbina joined our team June 2009 as a dishwasher. Tomas always has smile on his face and ready to jump in where he is needed. He is one of our quietest employees but he is extremely hard working and completes all extra tasks asked of him. Thank you Tomas, for all your hard work and dedication! Keep up the good job!|
|Monsieur François Competition|
|Congratulations to Antonio P. for winning the March Monsieur François Profile Embellishment Competition. Antonio will receive a $200 gift certificate to L’Auberge Chez François. Great work Antonio!|
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Best Culinary Wishes,
L’Auberge Chez François
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