L'Auberge Chez François https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com Love Begins in The Kitchen Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:11:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.6 November 2020 Newsletter https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/november-2020-newsletter/ Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:11:13 +0000 https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/?p=12386 Greetings from L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques Brasserie:

The upcoming holidays are here at L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie; our favorite time of the year. Even though this year feels a little bit different, we remain committed to making your dining experience safe, yet still a magical one you will remember.

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Greetings from L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques Brasserie:

The upcoming holidays are here at L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie; our favorite time of the year. Even though this year feels a little bit different, we remain committed to making your dining experience safe, yet still a magical one you will remember. 

The extraordinary holiday decorations are being put into place. Our three fireplaces will be roaring inside to warm you and, for those who love cozying up outside, our firewood is stocked for our Jacques’ Brasserie fire-pit. On our specialty cocktail menu is our hot spiced mulled wine and spiced Virginia ciders, perfect for warming the soul. 

We’ve added our famous pumpkin mousse cake to the dessert menu this month, and Papa’s traditional yule log will be available just after Thanksgiving.  We’ve also added a series of meals ‘Chez Vous’ (To Go), so you can enjoy our meals from the comfort of your own home if you choose.

Our November premier, socially-distanced events are nearly sold out (we have just a few tables remaining at our Grand Boisset Wine Tasting & Dinner next Thursday), but we will be releasing our December events lineup very soon. 

As a friendly reminder, we have taken several additional measures in our restaurant. All of our dining options are in socially-distanced rooms (seven feet and more) with high ceilings and new HVAC upgrades. Our dedicated staff, in masks and gloves, limit interactions to only those that are necessary. We are following recommended safety protocols by the CDC to keep your dining experience safe and enjoyable. To view our in-person dining holiday schedule and hours of operation please click here.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! All of us at L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie hope to see you during the upcoming holiday season.

Until next month,
Chef Jacques, Paul Haeringer, and the L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie team


Upcoming Events, News, and Holiday Schedules



November Events
Limited Seats Available

Sunday, Nov. 8th, 2020, 6:00pm Two for Tonight Romantic Soiree & Dinner Experience with Alex Barnett (sold out)

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 2020, 6:00pm- Grand Boisset Burgundy Wine Tasting & Dinner with Neil Ruane (two tables remain – reserve here)

Sunday, Nov. 22nd, 2020, 11:00am- A November Harvest Musical Brunch with Jarrett Laskey  (sold out)

Sunday, Nov. 29th, 2020 11:00am- A Thanksgiving Weekend Musical Brunch with John Sweet (sold out)

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“‘L’Auberge Chez François & Jacques’ Brasserie—Keeper of Memories’ Set on six acres of the bucolic Great Falls countryside, L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie offer room to roam—and plenty of space for social distancing. Chef Jacques Haeringer’s raison d’être is to share his love of good food and wine. This is still the place to celebrate the moments of your life.” 

“For a French country escape try L’Auberge Chez François in Great Falls, which serves an elegant weekend luncheon. Classic dishes like lobster bisque and beef bourguignon can be ordered a la carte or as part of a generous prix-fixe in the lovely garden.”

 

 
L’Auberge Chez François Gifts
Culinary Gift Ideas For The Ones You Love
 
Gift giving season is upon us and we’ve got you covered! Browse Chef Jacques’ Store and choose from a variety of gifts for the special people on your list! Gift certificates, cook books, chocolate truffles, wine glasses and more. All of our items come wrapped in our custom red gift box!

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Thanksgiving 2020
Dine In or Chez Vous (To You!) Reservations Still Open
 
Dine In
It’s not too late to enjoy your Thanksgiving L’Auberge Chez François style! Dine-in reservations can be made by calling us at 703-759-3800. Click here to view Thanksgiving Day information!

Chez Vous (To You)
Or, enjoy our L’Auberge Chez François Thanksgiving Celebration Experience Chez Vous (To You) in your own home! Our Thanksgiving Chez Vous experience includes Murray’s 16-18 lb. all-natural roasted bird and an abundance of our classic holiday sides from Papa Haeringer’s hand-written recipe book from his homeland of Alsace.  Serving eight, all items will be packed family-style. Limited quantities available; early ordering highly encouraged. Click here to view our chez vous menu and place your order for pick-up!
 






Upcoming Holiday Schedule

CHRISTMAS EVE DINING EXPERIENCES
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Lunch: 5-Course Dining Experience
11:30am to 1:00pm
Dinner: 7-Course Dining Experience
1st Seating — 4:30pm to 6:00pm
2nd Seating — 8:15pm to 9:15pm

CHRISTMAS DAY — CLOSED
Friday, December 25, 2020

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINING EXPERIENCES
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Lunch: 5-Course Dining Experience
11:30am to 1:00pm
Dinner: 7-Course Dining Experience
1st Seating — 4:30pm to 6:00pm
2nd Seating (Gala) — 8:15pm to 9:15pm

NEW YEAR’S DAY — CLOSED
Friday, January 1, 2021


New Year’s Eve Gala


Celebrate the New Year with one of our fabulous dining experiences at L’Auberge Chez François! For lunch from 11:30am to 1:00pm, we will be serving our Traditional 5-Course New Year’s Eve Dining Experience. 

For dinner, our first seating from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm will feature our Traditional 7-Course New Year’s Eve Dining Experience. Our second seating from 8:15pm to 9:15pm, will feature a very special 
New Year’s Eve Gala 7-Course Dining Experienceplus Chef Jacques’ specials, music, and mais oui, but of course, a champagne toast at midnight to ring in the New Year with L’Auberge Chez François family! Gala guests will be gifted at the end of the night with a special “Chez Vous” New Year’s Confection from Chef Jacques, our House-Made Valrhona Chocolate Truffles infused with Grand Marnier! Chef Jacques, Paul and all of us at L’Auberge Chez François wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2021.

Reservations can be made now over the phone at (703)-759-3800.

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Chef Jacques’ Table featuring the Wines of Domaine Weinbach

Chef Jacques’ Table featuring the Wines of Domaine Weinbach

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

An Oscar Musical Supper featuring the Songs of Tinseltown with Bob McDonald

An Oscar Musical Supper featuring the Songs of Tinseltown with Bob McDonald

An Oscar Musical Supper featuring the Songs of Tinseltown with Bob McDonald




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COZY OUTDOOR FALL DATE IDEAS IN FAIRFAX COUNTY https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/cozy-outdoor-fall-date-ideas-in-fairfax-county/ Sat, 21 Nov 2020 17:10:53 +0000 https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/?p=12384 Transport yourself to the countryside of Alsace at L’Auberge Chez Francois, a destination dining experience in Fairfax County. The site has...
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Transport yourself to the countryside of Alsace at L’Auberge Chez Francois, a destination dining experience in Fairfax County. The site has a hand-welded outdoor fire pit in its wine and beer garden, overlooking six acres of land and gardens. Order one of the handcrafted hot cocktails, like the handwritten family recipe for hot spiced mulled wine, from Jacques Brassiere and cozy up fireside. 

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The Tents of Tysons’ Cool New Culinary Scene: L’Auberge Chez François & Jacques’ Brasserie http://vivatysons.com/blog/2020/11/01/the-tents-of-tysons-cool-new-culinary-scene/?fbclid=IwAR0Og5LjLk4y1VQRfXNfJtBT5jFXSf7o_hot2QNZw4IuUswKsPmjLIPpRdw#new_tab Sat, 07 Nov 2020 14:45:14 +0000 https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/?p=12297 Long-loved local restauranteurs are doing everything conceivable to respect social distancing guidelines and safety protocols so guests feel confident about dining.

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“Long-loved local restauranteurs are doing everything conceivable to respect social distancing guidelines and safety protocols so that they can continue to welcome guests and allow them to feel confident about dining – especially outdoors. Their creativity has been unleashed. Their imaginations are on fire.”

Read more from VivaTysons on the innovative ways L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie are adapting to give you a safer dining experience.

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August 2020 Newsletter https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/august-2020-newsletter/ Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:55:34 +0000 https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/?p=12149 We’ve had a lovely season serving al fresco on our two terraces and on our grounds, and I predict a few more weeks of excellent outdoor dining (a chef’s weather predictions are always more accurate than the weatherman’s). Summer produce will remain with us for several more weeks as well. I’m still making my famous tomato salad from the garden. If you haven’t yet made it out to dine on the terrace during these warmer months, there is still time for a summeresque, safe and socially distanced meal outside! We'd love to have you.

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Greetings from L’Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques Brasserie:

We’ve had a lovely season serving al fresco on our two terraces and on our grounds, and I predict a few more weeks of excellent outdoor dining (a chef’s weather predictions are always more accurate than the weatherman’s). Summer produce will remain with us for several more weeks as well. I’m still making my famous tomato salad from the garden. If you haven’t yet made it out to dine on the terrace during these warmer months, there is still time for a summeresque, safe and socially distanced meal outside! We’d love to have you.

Our garden is flourishing and producing wonderful herbs and vegetables. Green and purple basil,tarragon, chives, mint, sorrel, sage, lemon verbena and shiso round out the herb section. All vegetables and herbs are harvested and served the same day. We are growing hops and getting ready to harvest for Papa’s Pilsner, in collaboration with Brewmaster, Matt and our friends at Lost Rhino Brewing Company. We will begin planting fall crops including kale, kohlrabi, rutabagas, cabbage, spinach and several types of fall lettuces in the coming weeks.

It’s great to continue, as per your request, a full slate of special events here at L’Auberge Chez François, and we look forward to the next installments of the popular musical garden brunches, this month with the talented Alex Barnett and our music and cuisine series, featuring the wildly popular Prince Havely. Additionally, L’Auberge Chez François will be hosting delectable “L’Auberge Chez Francois Goes Italian Wine Dinner”. Enjoy the rest of your summer and hope to see you soon!


Until next month,
Chef Jacques, Paul Haeringer, and the L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques Brasserie team


Upcoming Events



Friday, September 11, 6:00pm LIMITED SEATING
Grand Summer’s Eve Music & Cuisine Outdoor Event

Please join Chef Jacques and team for a very entertaining and enjoyable music and cuisine evening on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at 6:00pm in our large covered garden terrace. Complete with plenty of room for social distancing, six cooling fans, cafe bistro lighting and pastoral views of our 6 acres, two on-site gardens, koi pond, blooming flowers, our “Grande Tent” will be the perfect place for a relaxing and uplifting musical evening with featured vocalist Prince Havely, served with with Chef’s  delectable five course meal! Oo la la!
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Sunday, September 13, 11:00am LIMITED SEATING
A Very Special Summer Musical Brunch Outdoor Event

Our covered terrace will be the perfect place for a relaxing and uplifting musical brunch on Sunday, September 13th, 2020 at 11:00am, featuring the music of classical guitarist Alexander Barnett. Chef Jacques has created a superb Sunday brunch menu for you to enjoy, accompanied by special brunch cocktails, of course, as you enjoy the afternoon’s music. Why not spend your Sunday with us, listening to beautiful music and Cheers! Please sign up early as there is limited seating. Merci Beaucoup and see you there!
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Friday, September 25, 6:00pm
LIMITED SEATING

Sommelier Wine Dinner – A Tour of Northern Italy
 
Our travel plans are cancelled, but aroma and flavor can still take us to far-away places. Join us for a tour of Northern Italy through wine and cuisine, Friday, September 25th. From the rolling hills of Prosecco and Valpolicella in the Veneto, to the steep sea-side terraces of Liguria, the foggy Alpine foothills of Piemonte, and more, we will taste the fruit of the Italian sun. Our sommelier, Alex Bardsley, will be your tour guide, and our “Grande Tente” will be the perfect place for a relaxing Chef’s Jacques’ delectable six course Italian-themed repast, featuring five sommelier-chosen exquisite wines from Northern Italy.  
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Reserve Our Beautiful Private Outdoor Gazebos
Perfect for Your Special Occasion with Parties up to 7
 
Want to dine in our private gazebos  overlooking our beautiful gardens, grounds and koi pond? Call 703-759-3800 to reserve your space for just $75. Each gazebo comes complete with fan and cafe lights and can seat parties up to 7. Perfect for your special occasion!
 





Team Member of the Month

This month we honor Marlon Posada as employee of the month, who joined L’Auberge Chez Francois in October 2016.  Marlon started off as a dishwasher, but he quickly moved from the back of the house to a front of the house as a busboy. Marlon is a very quiet and soft spoken young man, but he is a hard worker and an excellent team player. He is  well regarded by all of his peers as well as our guests! Thank you Marlon for the excellent job!

Monsieur François Competition


Congratulations to Mehrnaz M. of Sterling, Virginia for winning the August Monsieur François Profile Embellishment Competition. Mehrnaz will receive a $200 gift certificate to L’Auberge Chez François. Great work, Mehrnaz!

Please be sure to follow L’Auberge Chez François on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for behind the scenes photos, specials, and more.

Best Culinary Wishes,
Chef Jacques

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Chef Jacques’ Table featuring the Wines of Domaine Weinbach

Chef Jacques’ Table featuring the Wines of Domaine Weinbach

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

An Oscar Musical Supper featuring the Songs of Tinseltown with Bob McDonald

An Oscar Musical Supper featuring the Songs of Tinseltown with Bob McDonald

An Oscar Musical Supper featuring the Songs of Tinseltown with Bob McDonald




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July 2020 Newsletter https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/july-2020-newsletter/ Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:40:00 +0000 https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/?p=12090 Summer celebrations and special occasions are up and running at full speed at L’Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques Brasserie. Drum rolls and champagne toasts!

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Greetings from L’Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques Brasserie:

Summer celebrations and special occasions are up and running at full speed at L’Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques Brasserie. Drum rolls and champagne toasts!

Since June 18th, 2020, we have been open for lunch and dinner service every day except Monday and Tuesday with our “Celebrating the Classics” menu (check out our website to view!).We are thrilled to now offer, as per your request our very popular special events, including Music and Cuisine Dinner Series, Musical Brunches, Garden to Table Dinners, and Sommelier Wine Dinners.  Make sure you check out our newsletter and website for updates as seating is limited and sells out quickly. We offer our regular reservations in the dining rooms, under Le Grande Tente on our terrace, and in Jacques’ Brasserie and outdoor pavilion. (All of course socially distanced and more!).

Whether you have celebrated and dined with us once or many times during our 66 years since Papa and Mama Haeringer began our family business and journey from downtown D.C., to the “French Countryside” of Great Falls, we sincerely appreciate your continued loyalty and patronage. Below, please find all of our dining options in full swing (plus an exciting new Grande Tente and outdoor space).

Dine With Us Inside Our Four Dining Rooms
Be transported to France, as you step inside our country inn. Decorated with antiques from Alsace, our dining rooms are complimented with fresh flowers and views of our manicured gardens and more. Relax and enjoy in one of our four bright, beautiful and spacious dining rooms for Lunch and Dinner, featuring our “Celebrating the Classics “prefix menu. Bon Appetit! (Reservations Suggested)

Dine L’Auberge Chez Francois “Le Grande Tente”
Our L’Auberge Chez Francois “Celebrating the Classics” prefix menu for lunch and dinner, will be offered on the garden terrace in our grand covered 40ft x 55ft tent. Complete with plenty of room for social distancing, six cooling fans, cafe bistro lighting and pastoral views of our 6 acres, two on-on-site garden, koi pond and blooming flowers, our “Grande Tente” will be the perfect place for your celebration and repast. (Reservations Suggested)

Dine Jacques’ Brasserie & Outdoor Pavillion
The menu and décor at the popular Jacques’ Brasserie are a special tribute to our founder, Papa Francois Haeringer, who opened the original Chez Francois in Washington, D.C. in 1954. The décor you see in the Brasserie are part of the Haeringer family’s heritage and legacy.Our delectable a la carte Jacques’ Brasserie Lunch and Dinner menu will be both offered inside the Brasserie and at Jacques’ Custom Outdoor & Covered Pavilion. (Reservations suggested)

We encourage you to dine with us at our picturesque Wine and Beer Garden and at scenic tables scattered across our beautiful grounds overlooking our on-site gardens and lawns. (No reservations needed; weather permitting) 

Best Culinary Wishes, 
Chef Jacques Haeringer, Paul and Team





Bastille Day Recap

Our Bastille Day celebrations were a little different this year, but it didn’t stop our fun celebrations! Our socially-distanced outdoor festivities were a blast, and Jose won the waiter’s race for the 2nd year in a row! Special guest Napoléon, Neil Ruane, Export Manager for Boisset Collection Wines (in full costume), kicked off the race with the ancient art of sabering. The lively soiree continued in our lovely tented garden terrace with a toast our homeland’s independence and a six-course featuring produce harvested directly from our on-site gardens, kicked off by, of course, the French National Anthem. A great day had by all at this sold out event!





Reserve Our Beautiful Private Outdoor Gazebos

Want to dine in our private gazebos  overlooking our beautiful gardens, grounds and koi pond? Call 703-759-3800 to reserve your space for just $75. Each gazebo comes complete with fan and cafe lights and can seat parties up to 7. Perfect for your special occasion!


 
 
Thursday, August 20, 6:00pm LIMITED SEATING 
A Grand Summer’s Eve Music & Cuisine Outdoor Event
 
Please join Chef Jacques and team for a very entertaining and enjoyable music and cuisine evening on Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at 6:00 PM in our large covered garden terrace. Complete with plenty of room for social distancing, six cooling fans, cafe bistro lighting and pastoral views of our 6 acres, two on-site gardens, koi pond, blooming flowers, our “Grande Tent” will be the perfect place for a relaxing and uplifting musical evening withfeatured guitarist John Sweet, served with with Chef’s  delectable five course meal!
Reserve Tickets
 
 
 
Sunday, August 23, 11:00am – LIMITED SEATING 
A Very Special Summer Musical Brunch Outdoor Event
 
Our covered terrace will be the perfect place for a relaxing and uplifting musical brunch on Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 at 11:00 AM, featuring the music of James Jenkins and Pianist Rick Seracino, with over 30 years of entertaining sold out crowds. Be serenaded with Pop ballads and standards, radio classics, easy listening and soft rock spanning many decades performed by the talented Duo of Rick and James for an afternoon of great music and relaxing fun. Sundays are made for brunch! 
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Team Member of the Month

This month we honor Pascal Bizot as employee of the month. Pascal joined L’Auberge Chez François in June 2016 as a pastry chef and is key in creating all of our French specialties. We can thank him for the delicious chocolate truffles, warm toasty croissants, and delectable cakes and tarts. You can always count on Pascal to help out when needed, and in creating specialty items for special events or parties. Keep up the great work Pascal! We look forward to enjoying more desserts from you!





Monsieur François Competition

Congratulations to Maeve F. of Falls Church, Virginia for winning the July Monsieur François Profile Embellishment Competition. Maeve will receive a $200 gift certificate to L’Auberge Chez François





SIGNATURE RECIPE
Cottage Cheese Spread

During our down time, we put together a series of videos to promote French cuisine at home! We are delighted to share how to make our signature cottage cheese spread, served with our toasted garlic bread. The recipe is straight out of the L’Auberge Chez Francois cookbook. Click the link below to watch the video instructions from Chef Jacques! Bon appétit!

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SIGNATURE RECIPE
Garlic Bread

For the first time ever, here’s how we make our famous garlic bread! Buttery, garlicky and tasty on it’s own, but add a little of the cottage cheese spread for a real treat!

Watch Video Demonstration >>








Please be sure to follow L’Auberge Chez François on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for behind the scenes photos, specials, and more.

Best Culinary Wishes,
Chef Jacques

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Chef Jacques’ Table featuring the Wines of Domaine Weinbach

Chef Jacques’ Table featuring the Wines of Domaine Weinbach

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

An Oscar Musical Supper featuring the Songs of Tinseltown with Bob McDonald

An Oscar Musical Supper featuring the Songs of Tinseltown with Bob McDonald

An Oscar Musical Supper featuring the Songs of Tinseltown with Bob McDonald

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When the going gets tough, these French restaurants offer a dose of civility https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/when-the-going-gets-tough-these-french-restaurants-offer-a-dose-of-civility/2020/07/09/585860a6-bf88-11ea-b178-bb7b05b94af1_story.html Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:14:00 +0000 https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/?p=12095 We are honored at L’Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques’ Brasserie to have received this beautiful review by The WashPost  (Tom Sietsema) yesterday. From bubbly aperitifs to lobster Thermidor, bouillabaisse, crepes and burgers, we aim to give you the best experiential dining in French cuisine. Come visit us in Great Falls!

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We are honored at L’Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques’ Brasserie to have received this beautiful review by The WashPost  (Tom Sietsema) yesterday. From bubbly aperitifs to lobster Thermidor, bouillabaisse, crepes and burgers, we aim to give you the best experiential dining in French cuisine. Come visit us in Great Falls!
 
And here is the link to the article
 

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French is Back at Jacques Brasserie http://vivatysons.com/blog/2020/04/05/french-is-back-at-jacques-brasserie/?fbclid=IwAR22GogVlgSt2q1JFRt6AP5sLrBzkcFwn375RxHYBKNOiQ19XOmw3IgjZfA#new_tab Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:24:47 +0000 https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/?p=12053 A journalist from Viva Tysons Magazine visits Jacques' Brasserie and provides a colorful account of his experience in this article.

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“[Jacques’ Brasserie] is designed for customers who relish old school glamour and authentic European flair, but don’t want to sit for a three-hour meal.

When I ask about the Jacques Brasserie menu, Haeringer jokes in his signature frankness, “French is back. And this whole place is unabashedly, unapologetically the classics. If you want something else, go somewhere else. This is what we‘re known for.” “

A journalist from Viva Tysons Magazine visits and provides an account of his experience in this article.

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Announcing Our Opening Date: June 18th https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/announcing-our-opening-date-june-18th/ Mon, 08 Jun 2020 16:20:00 +0000 https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/?p=12023 Announcing Our Opening Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Let the celebration begin! Drum rolls and champagne toasts!

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Announcing Our Opening Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020

Let the celebration begin! Drum rolls and champagne toasts!

Announcing our Opening Date, Thursday, June 18th – dinner service! We will then be open for lunch and dinner service every day except Monday and Tuesday with our “Celebrating the Classics” menu (check out our website to view!). We will be offering reservations in the dining room, under Le Grande Tente on our terrace, and in Jacques’ Brasserie and outdoor pavilion. Details are below.

Whether you have celebrated and dined with us once, or many times during our 66 years since Papa and Mama Haeringer began our family business and journey from downtown D.C., to the “French Countryside” of Great Falls, we sincerely appreciate your continued loyalty and patronage.

Rest assured, Chef Jacques, Paul and team are following all the updated CDC, state, and local guidelines. We are opening our grand dame with great care and safety for our employees and our valued customers!

Check out our website and our social media for daily and weekly updates. Be on the lookout for more exciting news from L’Auberge and Jacques’ Brasserie coming soon!

Sincerely,
Chef Jacques Haeringer, Paul and Team

 

Our Newest Offerings Include:

Dine L’Auberge Chez Francois

Be transported to France, as you step inside our country inn. Decorated with antiques from Alsace, our dining rooms are complimented with fresh flowers and views of our manicured gardens and more. Relax and enjoy in one of our four bright, beautiful and spacious dining rooms for Lunch and Dinner, featuring our “Celebrating the Classics “prefix menu. Bon Appetit! (Reservations Suggested)

 

Dine L’Auberge Chez Francois “Le Grande Tente”

Our L’Auberge Chez Francois “Celebrating the Classics” prefix menu for lunch and dinner, will be offered on the garden terrace in our grand covered 40ft x 55ft tent.  Complete with plenty of room for social distancing, six cooling fans, 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 your celebration and repast. (Reservations Suggested)

 

Dine Jacques’ Brasserie & Outdoor Pavillion

The menu and décor at the popular Jacques’ Brasserie are a special tribute to our founder, Papa Francois Haeringer, who opened the original Chez Francois in Washington, D.C. in 1954.  The décor you see in the Brasserie are part of the Haeringer family’s heritage and legacy. Our delectable a la carte Jacques’ Brasserie Lunch and Dinner menu will be both offered inside the Brasserie and at Jacques’ Custom Outdoor & Covered Pavilion. (Reservations suggested)

 

We encourage you to dine with us at our picturesque Wine and Beer Garden and at scenic tables across our grounds overlooking our on-site gardens and lawns. (No reservations needed; weather permitting

 

Dining Details

L’Auberge Chez Francois

LUNCH
Wednesday through Saturday 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

DINNER
Wednesday through Friday 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sunday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Jacques’ Brasserie

LUNCH
Tuesday through Saturday 11:30am – 1:30pm
Sunday reservations all day 11:30am – 7:30pm

DINNER
Tuesday through Friday 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 4:30pm – 9:30pm
Sunday 11:30am – 7:30pm.

 

Walk-ins always welcome, space permitting.

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A Note From Chef Jacques Haeringer – L’Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques’ Brasserie https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/a-note-from-chef-jacques-haeringer-lauberge-chez-francois-and-jacques-brasserie/ Sun, 29 Mar 2020 19:20:47 +0000 https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/?p=11537 Valued Family, Friends and Patrons, We hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented...
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Valued Family, Friends and Patrons,

We hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time as we all deal with the challenges and uncertainty that COVID-19 has caused around the world.   

We would also like to thank you for the never-ending support and love many of you have shown to my family, our valued team members and to Chez Francois, L’Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques’ Brasserie over the years. 

Whether you have celebrated and dined with us once, or many times during our 66 years since Papa and Mama Haeringer began our family business and journey from downtown DC, to the “French Countryside” of Great Falls, we sincerely appreciate your continued loyalty and patronage.   
We are doing everything we can to provide to our employees. We recently donated our pantries and fresh vegetables from our gardens, dairy, and perishables to our valued team members to assist their families. We are also continuing to provide health insurance coverage. We are diligently working with our professional team to guide us through the process of the CARES Act for Small Business support just passed by Congress. 

If you would like to help support L’Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques’ Brasserie during this challenging time, you can always purchase gift certificates for future dining and browse our online shop that has our cookbooks, crystal wine glasses and more for you to enjoy from your home. We also encourage you to follow our social media pages (FacebookInstagram and Twitter) as we are sharing recipes, stories, and employee highlights for you to enjoy until we can serve you again.   

We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurants as soon we can. We are L’Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques’ Brasserie strong, and we will be back stronger than ever to serve our loyal patrons. Please be safe,and we will see you soon! 

“Mes meilleurs voeux”, my best wishes, 

Chef Jacques Haeringer
Proprietor 
L’Auberge Chez Francois & Jacques’ Brasserie

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January 2020 Newsletter https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/january-2020-newsletter/ Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:23:27 +0000 https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/?p=11359 Romantic celebrations are a tradition at L’Auberge Chez François, you might even say that they are our raison d’etre.

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Greetings from Chef Jacques and Paul:
 
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. Many couples return to L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie year after year to renew and reaffirm the romance in their lives. We supply the cuisine, ambiance, service, and wine: you bring your own romantic magic. February is, of course, the month for romance.

L’Auberge Chez François is proud to be recognized as the Top 100 Restaurants in America Overall and number one romantic restaurant in the DC Metro area and by Open Table Diners and USA Today for Romance for 2019!! To continue to share and expand these romantic experiences with you, we’re hosting many unique romance-themed events throughout the month that will help you celebrate that special someone in your life. On the menu will be Champagne and Wine (but of course), Aphrodisiacs, Truffles, Chocolate and of course, passion itself. Come enjoy a delicious meal and a little romance at our slice of France, right here in Great Falls, Virginia. 

Happy Valentine’s Day and Bon Appetit! Cheers! 

Chef Jacques and Paul Haeringer
and the Team at L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie 


 
 
A Super Bowl Sunday Musical Brunch Featuring Guitarist Jarrett Laskey
 
Please join us on Sunday, February 2nd at 11:00am before the big game and kick off your day with a Super Bowl Sunday Musical Brunch featuring the beautiful sounds of guitarist Jarrett Laskey. Back by popular demand, Jarrett is a professionally trained classical guitarist performing a repertoire of Spanish/Latin guitar music, standard classical and contemporary songs. Jarrett’s music provides the perfect ambiance while dining on Chef Jacques’ specially created four-course menu paired with brunch cocktails served throughout your meal. Bon appétit and let the games begin!
Reserve Tickets
 
 
 
Carnivore Lovers Valentine’s Cooking Demonstration & Luncheon
 
Cupid is planning early! Please join Chef Jacques on Friday, February 7th at 11:00am for the ever popular and always sold out Carnivore Lovers’ Valentine’s cooking demonstration and luncheon. Preparing a repast for your special someone is an act of love! Our carnivorous menu features a Gruyère cheese quiche Lorraine loaded with applewood smoked bacon and Virginia ham; our classic Beef Wellington with foie gras, and rich truffle sauce adds to that intangible “good feeling” for you and your lover. In true Valentine’s fashion, Chef Jacques is featuring his award-wining Warm Valrhona Chocolate Truffle Soufflé, with Chocolate Sauce, but of course!  Oh la la!
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Seafood Lovers Valentine’s Cooking Demonstration & Luncheon
 
The pleasures of the table, fine food and wine are an essential part of a passionate life. Please join us on Saturday, February 8th at 11:00am for Chef Jacques’ Seafood Lovers Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon.Raymond Oliver, author of Gastronomy of France said, “The reason that bouillabaisse has a world reputation is because it is an aphrodisiac”. The afternoon’s menu includes my papa’s classic bouillabaisse, truffled Maine lobster, and a chocolate and passion fruit mousse cake.Romantic celebrations are a tradition at L’Auberge Chez François, and what a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Reserve Tickets
 
 
 
Valentine’s Eve Champagne Celebration Soirée Featuring Nancy Scimone
 
Romance is on the menu at L’Auberge Chez François! Please join us on Thursday, Valentine’s Eve, February 13th at 7:00pm for an exquisite repast paired with the romantic music of Nancy Scimone and, of yes, of course, festive champagne at L’Auberge Chez François, one of OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. Like the finest vintage champagnes, Nancy Scimone’s sparkling performace “Romance Language” pairs perfectly with the menu this evening. With candlelight, exquisite cuisine and champagne, not to mention our passionflower cocktail to start, we’ve assembled all the ingredients for a wonderful and memorable experience. Remember, love begins in the kitchen! Ooh la la!
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A Valentine’s Celebratory Musical Brunch featuring Prince Havely and Ro Cube
 
Please join us Sunday, February 16th at 11:00am for our Valentine’s Musical Brunch featuring Prince Havely and Ro Cube. The artist that has always been known as Prince, has been entertaining, singing, dancing, and getting standing ovations for more than 25 years. One of the most recognized vocal talents in the region, Prince will bring a level of elegance and style to our musical Brunch and his vast repertoire and charm appeals to guests of all ages, accompanied by the very talented Washington pianist Ro Cube. Of course, with Romance in order today, Prince and Ro will feature classy and elegant love songs from France, Italy, Nat King Cole and Sinatra to name a few. You won’t want to miss this one of a kind event! Let the Valentine’s Day Weekend Continue!
Reserve Tickets
 
 
 
 
Two for Tonight Romantic Valentine’s Musical Supper
 
Please join us for date night on Sunday February 16th at 6:00pm as we continue our romantic celebrations at L’Auberge Chez François, “Two for Tonight” during our celebrations for Valentines Romance Month.As Chef Jacques says – “a natural and wondrous relationship exists between love and food; between the heart and the palate! No truly passionate life is complete without the pleasures that fine food provides”.Imagine a quiet, candlelit room with the one you love, accompanied by the romantic music of our customer’s favorite Classical Guitarist, Alexander Barnett, a Baltimore-based musician who performs an extensive repertoire of music including classical and jazz pieces.Cheers to romance, and we hope to see you and your special someone at our “Two For Tonight” Romantic Soirée.
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A Decadent Petrossian Caviar and Taittinger Champagne Celebration Dinner
 
Please join us Wednesday, February 19th at 7:00pm for a magical evening featuring “Petrossian” Caviar and “Taittinger” Champagne Celebration.  Our co-hosts, Petrossian’s Jack Nargil, and USA’s French Ambassador of Tattinger, Antoine Collette will take you on a delectable journey of Caviar Tasting, Tattinger Champagnes, and Chef Jacques’s five course menu pairing, featuring Caviar and Champagne, of course! Fondly known as the connoisseurs’ choice of champagne, Taittinger’s excellence has remained a constant through the centuries. With caviar, champagne and Chef’s multi course delectable menu, we’ve assembled all the ingredients for a wonderful and memorable experience for you.
Reserve Tickets
 
 
 
 
An Oscar Musical Supper featuring the Songs of Tinseltown with Bob McDonald
 
Fresh off the Oscars awards, please join us at L’Auberge Chez François Sunday, February 23rd at 5:30pm for a very special musical Supper, featuring the “Sounds and Songs of Tinsel Town” .Returning sold-out Vocalist Bob McDonald and pianist extraordinaire, Tony Nalker,  will celebrate the songs of  “Tinsel Town”  and “take you to the movies” with the classic songs of Tinsel Town.  Think “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story and lots more in between! These fantastic sounds of the movies will be paired with an equally decadent 5 course menu, crafted by Chef Jacques Haeringer and wines expertly paired by our sommelier team. See you there and be ready to sing along to your favorites.
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Team Member of the Month
 
This month we honor Romil Seifein as employee of the month, who joined L’Auberge Chez Francois in  May 2016.  With many years experience in the hospitality industry and banquet managing, Romil is now the Dining Room Manager, overseeing our dining room staff and assuring the best customer service for all of our guests. He is always looking for ways to improve service delivery and streamline the operations of our busy restaurant. Hard working, driven and very friendly, Romil’s enthusiasm and energy are critical to our continuing success. Thank you Romil for the excellent job!
Monsieur François Competition


Congratulations to Emilie from Potomac, Maryland for winning the January Monsieur François Profile Embellishment Competition. Emilie will receive a $200 gift certificate to L’Auberge Chez François. Great work, Emilie!
   
 
 
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Best Culinary Wishes,
Chef Jacques
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Chef Jacques’ Table featuring the Wines of Domaine Weinbach

 

Chef Jacques’ Table featuring the Wines of Domaine Weinbach

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Our Celebratory 65th Anniversary Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon

 

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

 

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

 

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

 

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

 

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

 

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

 

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

 

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

 

Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye

 

An Oscar Musical Supper featuring the Songs of Tinseltown with Bob McDonald

 

An Oscar Musical Supper featuring the Songs of Tinseltown with Bob McDonald

 

An Oscar Musical Supper featuring the Songs of Tinseltown with Bob McDonald

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