|Greetings from Chef Jacques and Paul:|
|Happy holidays from all of us at L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie. |
As we kick into high gear for our busiest season of the year, I am so thankful to have such an excellent team, whose hard work and dedication have allowed us to be a Washington-area institution for sixty five years.
Many of our regular guests request a favorite server when they come in for lunch or dinner and we’re always happy to oblige. But our guests only ever meet a fraction of the people who keep everything running in perfect time during their meals. We have over eighty-five employees, many of whom are hard at work in the back of the house.
Behind the copper doors that lead to la cuisine, an ensemble of pot washers, line cooks, chefs, and pastry chefs staff stations around our large kitchen to ensure that the French fries at the Brasserie are pleasingly crispy and the lobster upstairs is sauced just right.
Guests may view the goings on in the kitchen through a window adjacent to the main entrance of L’Auberge. If you’d like a closer look, please feel free to ask your server for a tour of the kitchen.
And, of course, we have many loyal guests who have been dining with us for just as long. Cheers, thanks and “merci beaucoup” to all of you for your patronage throughout the years and in 2019 and we hope to see you here during the holidays and in the New Year.
2020 promises a tres exciting and ever expanding line up of all our special events. We will continue to offer lively and delectable soirées showcasing fine food, wine, craft beer, live music and our two on site-gardens (in season). From our lively Chef Jacques’ cooking demonstrations and luncheons, to our “howling at the full moon” parties and more, be sure to join us throughout the year. Don’t forget, we are continuing to expand our wildly popular culinary travel and cruise business with Tauck, an award winning family-owned travel company. Think Portugal, Tuscany, South of France and more, with me, as your culinary host!
We leave you with Chef Jacques’ original Christmas poem.
T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the kitchen
Chefs scurried about while groaning and bitchin’.
The sauces were simmering and seasoned with care,
Because soon the reveling hordes all would be there.
The tables were set, and not a moment too soon;
Both waiters and hosts looked ready to swoon.
Will we ever be ready? It’s so hard to tell;
Our chances are as good as a snowball in hell.
The pressure was on. The geese were a-roasting,
As partiers began all their holiday toasting.
With bags full of presents, dressed in festive apparel.
Our guests made such a racket that drowned out the carols.
In the kitchen waiters shouted, while cooks swore through their teeth.
The scene was pure bedlam, not a moment of peace.
The chef, he bellowed, to the cooks on the line,
“Move your derrières, make those plates look sublime.
”“I want everything hot, let us make haste,
Move onward you cooks, there’s no time to waste.
”The chef looked about, then said with a shrug,
“To all a good supper and a hearty bah humbug!”
Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas to all!
Chef Jacques, Paul and the team at L’Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques’ Brasserie
|A New Year’s Musical Brunch Featuring the Music of Tim Wynne and Scott Butler|
|Join us on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM for a fun filled 2020 New Year’s kick off Sunday brunch, featuring the “Tunematics Duo” playing favorite songs from the 50’s through the 90’s. Join the lead singing band leaders, Scott Butler and Tim Wynne for a “nearly unplugged” presentation of some of the great classic rock hits.This unique group is a combined powerhouse of two lead vocalist bandleaders, Scott and Tim, each from their own well established local band. Their friendship brought them together to enjoy playing the songs they love, and their performances have drawn accolades for their engaging delivery of good songs for good times! Join us as we serve up some 2020 New Year’s Rock and Roll Brunch!|
|Winter Wonderland Wine Festival and Luncheon|
|Come and get warm and toasty at our popular Winter Wine Festival and Luncheon on Saturday, January 18, 2020.Arrive anytime between 11:30am and 1:00pm for a walk-around tasting of these fine wines. Please join us as we sample twelve wines from some of the world’s notable wine growing regions including “mais oui” but of course, France, paired with Chef Jacques’ seasonal canapés.Following your tasting, sit down and enjoy a complete luncheon of your choice from our four-course menu, paired with another glass of red or white wine. All wines sampled will be available for purchase at a very special discount for our customers.Merci beaucoup and see you there. Happy 2020 and happy winter and enjoy. You deserve it~ Get toasty with us!|
SAVE THE DATE
Winterlude- A Winter Evening
of Artisan Beer Dinner
| Friday, January 17, 2020 7:00 PM|
| A Winter Evening of Artisan Beer Dinner-Hosted |
by Chef Jacques Haeringer with Special Guest and
Great Falls Neighbor Cicerone Brian Hennighauser
of Brewscapes Details and Menu Coming Soon!
| Reserve Tickets|
|Musical Brunch Featuring the Romantic Sounds of Classical Guitarist Alexander Barnett|
|Please join Chef Jacques and the team at L’Auberge Chez François on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM as we host our popular musical brunch featuring classical guitarist Alexander Barnett. Alex is a Baltimore native who has quickly become a L’Auberge Chez François regular musician with sold-out events. His music style varies from the Romantic, Classical, and Renaissance eras. We look forward to having Alex return to entertain our guests with his jazz and classical guitar performance.Featured on our Brunch Menu are Filet Mignon and Organic eggs or the choice of a delicious Avocado Brioche Toast and Eggs Benedict. Of course, we’ll have plenty of brunch cocktails, including Crémant d’Alsace, Bloody Marys and mimosas. |
|Sunday Supper Music and Cuisine Featuring Prince Havely and Efi Tovia|
|You are invited on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM for a delightful Winter Sunday evening as we welcome back L’Auberge Chez Francois favorite duo, Prince Havely with Efi Tovia. Join us center stage, with a roaring fireplace in our beautiful Rooster Room, with Prince & Efi performing the music of Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, Duke Ellington, and many other musical greats. Dine on a classic French dinner served with sommelier-selected wine pairings while you are entertained by this lively duo.Get your dancing shoes on and join us at this special event! This duo is always sold out, so don’t forget to sign up early.|
|Winter in Alsace Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon|
|Please join us on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM for a very special afternoon featuring favorites from Papa Haeringer’s beloved Alsace. Sip on an Alsatian favorite, Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace, during Chef Jacques’ cooking demonstration. The Alsatian feast entrée has been on our menu for over sixty-four years, and includes sauerkraut, sausages, pork, duck confit and foie gras. For a lighter version, try the The dessert, brought to America by Papa Haeringer from Alsace, Grandmama’s Favorite Kougelhopf en Neige, is a light and fluffy baked meringue with vanilla sauce. The five-course luncheon is paired with three fine wines from Alsace, where minerality and freshness aren’t just concepts, they are the story of the wines.|
|A Sunday Winter Musical Brunch Featuring the Sounds of Guitarist Jarrett Laskey|
|Classically trained VA/DC area top rated wedding and event guitarist, Jarrett Laskey has charmed our guests at many of our musical events here at L’Auberge Chez Francois. Join us on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM with memorable music for a fun and relaxing atmosphere, paired with culinary treats. Perfectly suited for a winter Sunday mid-day Brunch!With styles ranging from Spanish and Latin Dance, classical standards to contemporary, you will always hear something you will surely enjoy.Chef Jacques has created a superb menu for you to enjoy, accompanied by special cocktails, as you enjoy the afternoon’s music. Sunday Funday at our Musical Brunch!|
|Team member of the Month|
|This month we honor Adalberto Osegueda as employee of the month. He joined L’Auberge Chez François in November of 2015 as a night time dishwasher. Adalberto is one of our friendliest employees, he shows up to work everyday with a smile on his face ready to work. Besides his primary job as a dishwasher Adalberto helps with some of the prep such as peeling vegetables. Adalberto’s kind and respectful qualities make him an enjoyable member our our team. Thank you Adalberto for all the hard work that you do! Keep up the great work. |
|Monsieur François Competition|
|Congratulations to Jessica A. from Centreville, Virginia. for winning the November Monsieur François Profile Embellishment Competition. Jessica will receive a $200 gift certificate to L’Auberge Chez François. Great work Jessica!|
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Best Culinary Wishes,
L’Auberge Chez François
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