7/6 – An Extraordinary Night of Musique et Cuisine at L’Auberge Chez François Featuring Wolf Trap Opera Artists

  • An Extraordinary Night of Musique et Cuisine at L’Auberge Chez François Featuring Wolf Trap Opera Artists
    July 6, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

La Grande Tente Garden Terrace

A summer evening filled with fine French wine, extraordinary food, and beautiful singing; what could be better?

We are thrilled to continue our decades-long partnership with L’Auberge Chez François begun by our own Catherine Filene Shouse, Wolf Trap’s visionary founder and gourmand, who was a frequent and beloved guest at L’Auberge Chez François and dined with Papa Francois Haeringer on Sunday afternoons for many years.

You’ll enjoy Chef Jacques’ award-winning cuisine in a gorgeous natural setting, while you are serenaded by three incredible artists from Wolf Trap Opera—Christian Pursell (bass-baritone), Ann Toomey (soprano), and David Weigel (bass-baritone).

These Wolf Trap Opera’s Filene Artists have performed on some of the country’s premiere operatic stages, including those at The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago. These talented artists will perform excerpts from beloved Operas, Musical Theater, Jazz and French Chanson.

Enjoy Chef Jacques’ fabulous six-course French inspired cuisine and four sommelier-selected French wines offered on Chez Francois’ covered garden terrace under their 40ft x 50ft Grande Tente, complete with cooling fans, café bistro lighting, and pastoral views of their six acres, two on-site gardens, koi pond, and blooming flowers.

Very limited exclusive seating; register today and bon appétit!



Classic French Canapés
Trouillard NV Brut Champagne



Corbeille de Pain
Harvest Multigrain, Sourdough Rolls, Local Butter

Sesame Crusted Wild Alaskan Salmon with Sauce Verte and “Just Picked” Garden Slaw
Chàteau d’Etroyes, Mercurey “Les Ormeaux”, Burgundy 2018

L’Auberge Chez François’ Organic Mesclun Salad with House-made Vinaigrette

Citrus Sorbet

Classic Tournedos Rossini with Foie Gras and Truffle Sauce
(Named after the famous composer, this dish combines the power of beef with the erotic glamour of foie gras and truffles)
Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac “La Reine des Bois”, Rhône Valley 2019

Classic French Layered Opera Cake
(This Cake was popularized by the French pâtisserie house Dalloyau, and named after the Opéra Garnier)
Taylor Fladgate 20 year Tawny Port

Locally Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney and Sons Fine Teas


Event Price: $235.00, excluding tax & gratuity, for a total of $300.00 per person.

To register, click the button below or call us at (703) 759-3800. Chef Jacques is happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com with any special requests.  Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a very special price. Tickets are non-refundable.

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