Al Fresco Summer Six-Course Red Wine Dinner Experience Featuring Elizabeth Van Wazer of Robins Cellars

  • Al Fresco Summer Six-Course Red Wine Dinner Experience Featuring Elizabeth Van Wazer of Robins Cellars
    June 10, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Le Grand Tente Garden Terrace – Very Limited Exclusive Seating

Please join us Thursday, June 10th at 6pm as we welcome Elizabeth Van Wazer, CSW of The Robins Cellars to join us to present an “Alred wine dinner Fresco Six-Course Wine Dinner Experience” featuring summer-ready delectable red wines from the portfolio of importer Kermit Lynch.

Rosé wines triumphantly returned to popularity over the last fifteen years, but at the same time more and more people have been quietly ordering red wine with seafood and lighter dishes.

The characteristics that help a red wine pair well with seafood, like freshness, lower tannins and moderate alcohol, are the same features that make a lightly chilled red refreshing and delicious on a hot summer day, with fish, or charcuterie, or selections from the grill.

Elizabeth will introduce us to five exciting & delectable wines, four from France (mais oui, but of course) and one from the Valle d’Aoste in Italy, in the mountains just across the border from France and Switzerland.

Our Summer Wine Dinner Experience will be offered on our covered garden terrace 40ft x 55ft Grande Tent. Complete with plenty of room for social distancing, cafe bistro lighting and pastoral views of our 6 acres, two on-site gardens, koi pond, blooming flowers, our “Grande Tente” will be the perfect place for a relaxing and uplifting evening.

Chef Jacques has created an été (summer) inspired menu to show off the lively, thirst-quenching power of the wines. What better way to spend an evening in early June, under the Grande Tente, sipping fine wine and and French Cuisine at L’Auberge Chez François?  Seating very Limited.. See you there!


“Al Fresco Summer Six-Course Wine Dinner Experience” Menu


1st Course

Chef Jacques’Seasonal Canapes

Janvier Coteaux du Loire Rouge Cuvée Rosier 2019 

2nd Course

Cours de Pain: Harvest Multigrain & Sourdough Rolls, Local Butter

3rd Course

Salmon Soufflé, Breton Bourgueil Trinch Red Wine Butter Sauce

Breton Bourgueil Trinch 2019  

4th Course

Seared Ahi Tuna with Wilted Greens from Our Garden

Chateau Feuillet Cumin Red 2018 

5th Course

Medallions of Marcho Farms Veal and Natural Beef Tenderloins, Grilled Lamb Chop, Summer Garden Vegetable Medley, Truffle Sauce

Diochon Moulin a Vent VV 2019

Foillard Côtes de Brouilly  

6th Course

Valhrona Chocolate Ganache and Raspberry Mousse Cake

Locally Roasted Coffee and Assortment of Harney & Sons Fine Teas


Event Price: $162.00

Excluding tax and a gratuity, for a total of $208.00 per person.

Tickets non-refundable. We are happy to adjust the menu to accommodate guests’ dietary restrictions. Should you have alternative requests, please email or call 703-759-3800. All wines will be available for purchase at a special price for our customers that evening. Merci beaucoup and see you there.

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