- July 14, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Annual Exciting Waiters Race Around the Gardens
Bastille Day Dinner with Boisset Collection of Wines and
The French Chansons of the Lynn Veronneau Trio
Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:00 PM
Come celebrate our annual Bastille Day “La Fete Nationale Francaise” Grand Soirée on Sunday July 14th for an evening that promises to be packed with fun and merriment.
Let’s kick off our celebration by cheering on the L’Auberge Chez François’ Wait Staff competing in our very own exciting Annual Bastille Day Waiters Race (inspired by the famous footrace in Paris) around our gardens and grounds.
Come early (race begins promptly at 5pm) and enjoy a glass of Charles de Fère Réserve Blanc de Blancs Méthode Traditionnelle while cheering on your favorite server, as they race with trays filled with glasses and champagne bottles in a pre-selected route for the coveted Bastille Day Trophy and prizes, and, of course, serious bragging rights.
Special guest Napoléon “Neil Ruane”, Export Manager for Boisset, (in full costume as Napoleon tonight), will kick off the race with the ancient art of sabering, along with Chef Jacques, Napoleon’s side kick and the popular DJ Prince as our MC for this exciting and challenging race. A brief awards ceremony will follow.
In honor of La Fête, we continue the lively soiree, and head to our lovely terrace (weather permitting) and sip and toast our homeland’s independence and enjoy our passed French canapés.
Retreat to our lovely Garden Room, and continue the lively celebration with a Five-Course Bastille Day Menu de Degustation created by Chef Jacques that will feature produce harvested directly from our on-site gardens.
The award winning Lynn Veronneau Trio will enhance this great French fête this evening with favorite French chansons and original arrangements. Joining Lynn and Ken tonight will be violinist Dave Kline.
“Napoleon” will introduce and present the menu’s paired Boisset Family French wines, and will lead in lively songs with the Lynn Veronneau Trio, singing together with Chef Pascale, Chef David and our French team, the French National Anthem.
Celebrate the Francophile in you with us in this action packed “not to be missed” Bastille Day Soirée! Reserve early, as we will sell out early this ever popular celebration!
Vive la France, Happy Bastille Day et Bon Appétit!
Classic French Canapés
JCB N°69 Crémant de Bourgogne Brut
Chef Jacques’ Garden Gazpacho with Poached Maine Lobster
Maison Fortant Côteaux de Varois en de Provence Rosé 2018
“Just Picked” Garden Tomato and Basil Salad, Herb Vinaigrette Maison
Bastille Day Celebration Champagne Sorbet
Creekstone Farms Certified Natural Angus Beef Filet Mignon, Spicy Onion Rings, Grilled Garden Vegetables
Bonpas Côte du Rhône Reserve, 2017
Trois Couleurs Napoléon with Local Raspberries and Blueberries
Gilette’s Locally Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney & Sons Fine Teas
excluding tax and gratuity; for a total of $165.00
We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns, so all may join the festivities.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-759-3800 with special requests
Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a very special price this evening.