6/23 – Glorious Garlic Festival and Virginia’s Stinson Vineyards Wine Dinner

  • Glorious Virginia Garlic and Virginia Wine Festival Featuring Garlic Farmer Peter Durand from Award-Winning Snickers Run Garlic Farm and Virginia Wines from Stinson Vineyards
    June 23, 2024
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Introducing our Glorious Garlic Festival and Virginia’s Stinson Vineyards Wine Dinner!

Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 4:00pm

Le Petite Terrace & Grand Tente

Calling on all Garlic Lovers!
Please join us for our first immersive experience, “Glorious Garlic Festival and Virginia’s Stinson Vineyards Wine Dinner! 6.23 Garlic Dinner

Savor Glorious local Garlic, (a culinary gem, with multiple health benefits) from Chef Jacques’ own garden and Virginia’s only major Garlic Farm, Snickers Run Farms. Dine in our “Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in America” by Open Table Diners.

Meet the Farmers, Peter and Kathy Durand, dubbed “The Garlic King and Queen of Loudoun County”, as they explain their trade secrets to the art and science of Garlic Farming. Snickers Run Farm locally grows beautiful hard neck garlic varieties using natural and sustainable growing methods for the most delicious tasting garlic and highest quality bulbs you can eat or plant. (https://www.middleburglife.com/the-garlic-king-and-queen-of-loudoun-county/)

We start our Glorious Garlic Festival, on our Petite Terrace (weather permitting) sipping Vampire Killer Martinis (yes garlic is involved), and of course, celebratory Bubbles. Follow Chef Jacques, with bubbles, of course, to his gardens and garlic patch.

For the Grand event, we move to our beautiful covered garden terrace 40ft x 55ft Grande Tente. Complete with eight cooling fans, café bistro lighting, and pastoral views of our six acres, two on-site gardens, koi pond, and blooming flowers, our Grande Tente will be the perfect place for Glorious Garlic Celebratory afternoon and early evening.

Chef Jacques and team have created a delectable Garlic-inspired “Degustation Menu” for us this exciting day, of course with Garlic from the Durand’s Farm.

You will sip expertly paired Virginia’s Stinson Vineyard fine wines, presented by our Local Virginia Wine Grower, Rachel Stinson.

“Stinson Vineyards is a family-owned estate winery in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains specializing in small lot wines with a distinct French influence. The father/daughter team of Scott Stinson and Rachel Stinson was joined by Rachel’s husband Nathan Vrooman in 2015. They take inspiration from “garagiste” wineries of France, in both their winemaking techniques and the winery itself, which is built into an old three car garage.

The wines of Stinson Vineyards are enjoying growing critical acclaim, and the winery has become a visitor destination for its fine wines, stunning views, and excellent hospitality. While Rachel and Nathan are the winemaking team at Stinson, Nathan also serves as winemaker at the estate his parents founded, Ankida Ridge, and now he and Rachel help each other with their family vineyards while raising their two young daughters.”

We welcome back out local Award-Winning Artist, Rajenddra K.C. who will capture our Glorious Garlic Festival on site, during our experience Have an opportunity to bid on his painting at the conclusion of the festivities. (https://kcfineart.net/)

Be sure to join us and don’t miss this lively, delectable and enjoyable afternoon at L’Auberge Chez Francois for our first Glorious Virgina Garlic and Wine Festival. See you there!

Cheers! And Here’s to Garlic!

-Chef Jacques Haeinger and Garlic Farmers Peter and Kathy Durand


“Meet the Farmer” Reception & Chef Jacques Garden Tour to LCF own Garlic Crop – Le Petite Terrace

Chef’s Seasonal Canapes
Vampire “Killer” Martinis
Stinson Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Monticello 2023

Glorious Virginia Garlic Festival 6 Course Degustation Menu

Corbeille de Pain (Bread Course)
Our Garlic Bread, Bibeleskais with Chef’s Own Garlic from our Garden,
Multi Grain and Sourdough Bread, Local Butter

Snicker’s Run Farm Garlic Flan, Roasted Garlic Crostini, Black Garlic Crème
Stinson Vineyards Wildkat Rkatsiteli, Monticello 2020

L’Auberge Chez Francois’ Organic Mesclun Salad, Snicker’s Run Farm Garlic Scrapes, Garden Crudités, Vinaigrette Maison

Seasonal Sorbet

Snicker’s Run Garlic Marinated Creekstone Farms Hangar Steak, Roasted Elephant Garlic, Mushroom and Garlic Risotto
Stinson Vineyards Meritage, Monticello 2019

Chef Pascal’s Chocolate and Black Garlic Mousse Gateau, Raspberry Sauce
Julius Meinl Coffee and a selection of Haney’s Fine Teas

Event Price: $165.00,
(excludes tax and gratuities)
For a total of $211.00 per person.

Tickets non-refundable. We are happy to accommodate dietary reactions so all may join in on our culinary experiences. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com or call 703-759-3800 with special requests.
If we are sold out, please call to join our wait list. Merci!

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