4/20 – L’Auberge Chez François’ 47th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Experience

  • L’Auberge Chez François’ 47th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Experience
    April 20, 2023
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Chef Jacques, Paul Haeringer and the team at L’Auberge Chez François on Thursday April 20th at 6:00pm as we celebrate our 47th anniversary in Great Falls, Virginia, and 69 years in the D.C. Metro Area.

Chef Jacques kicks off our celebratory experience with a grand toast to Papa and Mama Haeringer.

Our anniversary culinary event promises to be filled with very special anecdotes, history, and lore of Papa and Mama’s move to the “country” to open their dream “L’Auberge” on April 20th, 1976. Enjoy Chef Jacques’ specially chosen seven-course classic family favorite’s degustation menu with Papa’s beloved French wine pairings selected by Paul Haeringer.

It was François “Papa” Haeringer who opened the restaurant on April 20th, 1976 in Great Falls. After losing the space at his original French restaurant in Washington D.C., Monsieur François looked around for a bucolic setting to open a new restaurant. He wanted its design to be quintessentially French country and reflect his Alsatian roots. He chose six acres off Springvale Road that used to house a car repair shop, a deli and a gun shop. The small commercial tracts development was personally overseen by

Monsieur François to create the cottage style, exposed timber restaurant that still sits on the property. His goal was to operate a restaurant with “a nice ambiance and good honest food.” The restaurant’s enduring popularity is a testimony to his success with this approach.

Our 47th Anniversary Dinner Experience will be presented in our beautiful garden room which boasts a fireplace, large windows, 15-foot ceilings and a sweeping views of our organic vegetable gardens and terraces. We are offering the perfect setting for an intimate, relaxing, and delicious themed repast.

It is our hope that you will help us celebrate this momentous occasion. Joyeux Anniversaire!



L’Auberge Chez François Seasonal Canapés
Jean-Luc Mader, Crémant d’Alsace

Corbeille de Pain (Bread Basket)
Multi-Grain, Sourdough, Local Butter

Papa’s Classic Alsatian Nueske Applewood Bacon and Onion Tarte Flambée
Domaine de l’Ecu Muscadet “Granite” 2020

La Salade de L’Auberge
Organic Mesclun Salad with Papa’s House-made Vinaigrette

Mama Haeringer’s Favorite Lemon and Fresh Thyme Sorbet

Chez François’ Classic Herbes de Provence Crusted Roasted Rack of Spring Lamb, au Jus, Chef Jacques’ Gratin Dauphinois, Root Vegetable Purée
Château Bourdieu No.1  Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 2019

Chef Jacques’ Grandmama’s Own Bread Pudding with Tahitian Vanilla Sauce
Julius Meinl Coffee, Selection of Harney & Sons Fine Teas


Event Price: $170.00 (excluding tax and gratuity); for a total of $218.00 per person.

Tickets non-refundable. Patrons will be able to purchase this evening’s wines at a very special price on the occasion of our Anniversary! We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com or call 703-759-3800 with special requests. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a special price. If sold out, please ask to join our wait list.

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