2/9 – A Decadent Valentine’s Champagne Celebration Tasting & Culinary Dinner Experience “What’s Behind the Bubbles”

  • A Decadent Valentine’s Champagne Celebration Tasting & Culinary Dinner Experience “What’s Behind the Bubbles”
    February 9, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Roses smell fine,
Candy tastes sweet;
But a romantic repast
Is a much better treat!

Romantic celebrations are a tradition at L’Auberge Chez François, you might even say that they are our “raison d’etre.” Our philosophy is that life’s memorable moments are not complete without a festive meal and, mais oui, but of course, Champagne!

We are thrilled to present just in time for the magical romance month of February: “What’s Behind the Bubbles?” Champagne Tasting and Culinary Dinner Experience!

Scintillating, sensuous Champagne, magical and mysterious. Most Champagnes are blends of two or three grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, but what do each of these contribute to the wine? Let’s find out! Please join us Thursday, February 9th, for an exciting and revealing Champagne tasting and dinner experience not to be missed at L’Auberge Chez François. Guests will be greeted with Chef Jacques’ seasonal hors d’oeuvres and a glass of rare pinot noir from the Côteaux Champenois.

Our head sommelier, Alex Bardsley, will lead us thru a pre-dinner tasting flight of three excellent, single-varietal Champagnes, to compare and contrast the three main varieties used to create Champagne. The tasting will be followed by a luscious dinner accompanied by two additional delectable Champagnes; a Brut and a Brut Rosé. Chef Jacques’ menu will elevate the experience and make you wonder why you don’t enjoy Champagne with dinner more often, and not just as an aperitif. So invite someone special for a wonderful evening of Champagne and cuisine at L’Auberge Chez Francois and celebrate Romance, our “raison d’etre.”


Chef Jacques’ Seasonal Hors d’oeuvres
R Dumont & Fils “La Voie Chanay” Coteaux Champenois 2018

Single Varietal Champagne Tasting Flight:
Drappier, Blanc de Blancs Signature
Philipponnat, Blanc de Noirs Brut
Laherte Freres Extra Brut Les Vignes d’Autrefois 2018

Champagne Celebration Expérience Menu

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

Maine Lobster Martini with Osetra Caviar, Crème Fraîche
Taittinger Brut La Française

L’Auberge Chez François Seasonal Salad, Maison Vinaigrette

Lemon Sorbet

Poached Arctic Char in an Aromatic Broth, Smoked Salmon Caviar, Beurre Blanc Sauce, Roasted Beet Puree
Laurent-Perrier Brut Cuvée Rosé

L’Auberge Chez Francois Famous Raspberry Souffle, Raspberry Sauce
Julius Meinl Coffee, Harney & Sons Fine Teas

Event Price: $230.00 (excluding tax and gratuity), for a total of $295.00 per person.
Please remember to sign up early, as seating is very limited. If event is sold out, please call to be added to our wait list . Tickets non-refundable. We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns so all may join the festivities. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com or call 703-759-3800 with special requests. All delectable champagnes will be available to purchase at very special pricing this festive evening.

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