March 2018 Newsletter

Greetings from Chef Jacques
Spring officially arrives on Tuesday, March 20! We’re conditioning the soil of our two
on-site gardens with organic compost and coffee grounds in anticipation of
spring planting. I can’t wait to get my hands dirty again in the gardens! I have been happily leafing through the various organic seed catalogs, calculating how much to purchase to ensure a bountiful harvest for our guests. We have already started to harvest spinach
and sorrel from the garden. Spring also brings morel mushrooms,
asparagus, lettuces and greens; all of which inspire our team to create the
most healthful and flavorful dishes. Bon appétit!Looking ahead to April, L’Auberge Chez François is
celebrating our 42nd Anniversary in Great Falls, Virginia. Forty two years ago, my Papa
closed Chez François in Washington D.C. and moved his restaurant to the Virginia “countryside”, hence the name L’Auberge Chez François! We have two special
events planned to celebrate this milestone, including our “Celebrating the
Classics” cooking demonstration and luncheon and a festive anniversary dinner featuring the wines of France.

April also brings us the
amazing musical talents of Prince Havely and Efi Tovi, returning for three
exceptional musical events after a sold out performance in March. Prince and Efi will be performing all your
favorite show tunes for two musical brunches, and a Friday Night Musique et Cuisine experience featuring the songs
of Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, Fat Waller and Duke Ellington. I am also thrilled to host one of
Alsace, France’s most prestigious vineyards and highly rated wines at Chef Jacques’
Table featuring the wines of Domaine Weinbach. You may view all of our upcoming events here.

Thanks for your patronage,
support and friendship through the years! We hope to see you at one of our special celebration events.

Chef Jacques, Paul, and the team of L’Auberge Chez François

42nd Anniversary Celebration Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
Please join us on Saturday, April 7 at 11:00am for our 42nd Anniversary in Great Falls special event on with a classic cooking demonstration and luncheon. This celebratory event promises to be chockful of anecdotes, history and lore of Papa and Mama’s move to the “country” to open their dream “L’Auberge” on April 20th, 1976. Enjoy Chef’s specially chosen five-course classic menu with French wine pairings selected by Paul Haeringer. We hope that you will help us celebrate this momentous occasion. Joyeux anniversaire!
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A Musical Theater Brunch Featuring Show Tunes by Prince Havely
Please join us Sunday, April 8 at 11:00am for our Musical Theater Brunch featuring the one and only Prince Havely. This month we are hosting three musical events starring Prince and pianist Efi Tovia. This duo is one of the most recognized vocal talents in the region and it’s no secret why! Prince and Efi will be performing show tunes from all of your favorite musicals. They entertained our guests at their sold-out performance at L’Auberge Chez François, this is sure to be another memorable event.
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Chef Jacques’ Table featuring Domaine Weinbach Wines
Please join Chef Jacques’ and the team at L’Auberge Chez François on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30pm as we proudly present Domain Weinbach, one of Alsace France’s most prestigious vineyard and highly rated wines. At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill in Alsace stands one of the finest estates in all of France. The domaine has 62 acres of vineyards in the heart of Kayserberg’s hills and valleys. Dine on Chef Jacques’ special menu paired with five of Weinbach’s finest wines. À votre santé
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Musical Brunch featuring Prince Havely and Efi Tovi
Please join us on Sunday, April 15 at 11:00am for our second Musical Theater Brunch featuring Prince Havely.        Accompanied by pianist Efi Tovi, 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. They will entertain, sing and dance while you feast on our special menu paired with your choice of brunch cocktails. Please help us welcome back this amazing duo!
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L’Auberge Chez François’ 42nd Anniversary Celebration Dinner
Chef Jacques, Paul Haeringer and the team at L’Auberge Chez François invite you on Sunday, April 22 at 5:30pm as we celebrate forty-two years in Great Falls, Virginia. After closing the Washington DC restaurant, Monsieur François searched for a bucolic setting to open a new restaurant. He wanted its design to be quintessentially French country and reflect his Alsatian roots. The restaurant’s enduring popularity is a testimony to his dream and success. This is sure to be a memorable culinary and celebratory evening!
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Musique et Cuisine featuring Prince Havely and Efi Tovia
You are invited on Friday, April 27 at 7:00pm for an delightful evening as we welcome back Prince Havely with Efi Tovia to our Musique et Cuisine dinner series. Join us center stage with Prince and Efi performing the music of Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, Fat Waller and Duke Ellington. Dine on a classic French dinner served with sommelier-selected wine pairings while you are entertained by this lively duo. Get your dancing shoes on and join us at this special event!
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Team Member of the Month
Simon Elmalki has worked at L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie since February 2011. Knowledgeable and astute, we can trust Simon with any task. After being here for seven years, our customers and staff recognize all of his hard work. Thank you, Simon, for your years of service!
Monsieur François Competition
Congratulations to Jimmy R. of Washington, DC for winning the March Monsieur François Profile Embellishment Competition. Jimmy will receive a $200 gift certificate to L’Auberge Chez François.
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

L’Auberge Chez François
332 Springvale Rd Great Falls, VA 22066
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