Le Fete Nationale- Bastille Day Grand Soiree

  • Bastille Day Grand Soiree
    July 12, 2020
    11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:30 AM

Featuring our Bastille Day Waiters Race Around the Gardens
& Chef Jacques Six-Course Luncheon Featuring Boisset Collection Wines with Napoléon!

Come celebrate our 7th annual Bastille Day “La Fete Nationale Francaise”
Grand Soirée on Sunday July 12th at 11:30 for an afternoon 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 1130am) and enjoy a glass of Jean Charles
Boisset #21 Sparkling Brut 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 Collection
Wines (in full costume as Napoleon today), will kick off the race with the ancient
art of sabering, along with Chef Jacques, Napoleon’s sidekick, but of course. A brief awards ceremony will follow.

In honor of La Fête, we continue the lively soiree, and head to our lovely 40 X 55 foot tented
garden terrace and socially distanced, to sip and toast our homeland’s independence and enjoy our Six-Course Bastille Day Menu de Degustation created by Chef Jacques that will
feature produce harvested directly from our on-site gardens.

“Napoleon” will introduce and present the menu’s paired Boisset Family French
wines, and will lead in lively songs singing together, 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! and here’s to an afternoon of delicious food, and good French fun on Bastille Day! Bon Appétit!

Bastille Day Waiters Race around the Gardens


With a Glass of Jean Charles Boisset #21 Brut


Our Famous Homemade Garlic Bread & “Bibelskais”, Assorted Bread Basket

Cucumber Vichyssoise
Jean Charles Boisset #21 Sparkling Brut


Maine Lobster Martini, Lemon and Lime Juice, Creme Fraiche, Osetra Caviar
J. Moreau & Fils Chablis 2018


Garden Tomato and Basil Salad with Herb Maison Vinaigrette


A Bastille Day Celebration Champagne Sorbet


Classic Steak au Poivre, Spicy Onion Rings and Chef Jacques’ Garden Ratatouille
Réserve de Bonpas Côtes du Rhône 2018


Trois Couleurs Napoléon with Local Raspberries and Blueberries

Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney & Sons Fine Teas



excluding tax and a gratuity for a total of $140.00


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

Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a very special price today.

Event is outside, on our covered 40 X 55 garden tent, with fans and cafe lighting.  And, of course, extra socially distanced.  See you there!

Details Price Qty
All Inclusive $140.00 (USD)   Sold Out

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