Happy New Year to all of you. We had a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration at L’Auberge Chez François. Quelle fête! Even though I work long hours on New Year’s Eve (such is the life of a chef), I always get to celebrate royally because my friends, family, and long-time customers join me here at the restaurant to ring in the new year.
2015 was a good year for L’Auberge: We expanded our on-site gardens to provide even more home-grown produce for the kitchens, we opened for lunch at Jacques’s Brasserie and we expanded our happy hour times and offerings at Bar Rouge (have you been for happy hour yet?). For the third year in a row, L’Auberge Chez François was named one of the 100 Best Overall Restaurants in America by diners on Open Table. And, Washingtonian magazine told the rest of D.C. what many of you already know: that our Châteaubriand is one of the very best steaks in town (the best if you ask me).
Looking to 2016, I’ve posted my January and February special events and cooking demonstration schedule. Many of the January demonstrations are already sold out but there are still tickets to my annual Carnivore Lovers and Seafood Lovers Valentine’s Day classes.
This balmy weather is perfect for a drink outside, around our outdoor fire pit. The fire pit is open nightly (weather permitting) and we’ll be happy to serve you a selection from our winter cocktail menu while you relax around the fire.
I hope to see many of you in 2016 and I send you my best wishes for a happy and delicious 2016.