May 2018 Newsletter

Spring Greetings from Chef Jacques
Greetings from Chef Jacques and Paul,

The upcoming month promises to be delicious at L’Auberge
Chez François. Although delayed by this year’s chilly spring, the gardens are
now in full flush. We are serving the salads of the season made exclusively
from greens grown right here on the property. You can’t beat the freshness and
flavor of organically grown greens that have traveled only a few yards to reach
your plate. Each year we refine the varieties of lettuces and greens that we
grow to create the perfect salad.  We hope you’ll come in and tell us what you
think of this year’s selection of Bibb, arugula, and mesclun lettuces, as well
as spinach and kale.

This June, we are celebrating Father’s Day and all the Dads
out there. We have a full line-up of special events, including my Father’s Day
Grill Fest Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon on Saturday June 16, and our Full Moon
Party on Thursday June 28, featuring “red hot” rosé wines, which promises to be an
exciting night of fun on our outdoor terrace.

My brother Paul and I want to toast the fathers and raise a
glass to our Papa François. Everyone thought dad was crazy when he moved his
restaurant from Washington D.C. to the “country” forty-two years ago. He was a
pioneer and, if I may say so, a brilliant restaurateur who cared deeply about
his customers. We’re happy to continue the traditions he started all of those
years ago and happy that so many of you will be celebrating your own fathers
with us this month at L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie. See you

Until next month;
Chef Jacques, Paul, and the team of L’Auberge Chez François

Musical Brunch on the Terrace featuring Alexander Barnett
Please join us Sunday June 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM on our
beautiful outdoor terrace (weather permitting) for our popular Musical Brunch
series featuring a patron favorite, guitarist and composer Alexander BarnettSince his first
appearance at L’Auberge Chez François, Alex has been captivating our guests on
a regular basis with sold-out events and performances. He will be performing a
broad range of music from classical, modern and jazz, against the backdrop of
our lovely terrace and gardens.Feast on Chef
Jacques’ four-course menu paired with a garden-inspired cocktail, while Alex
provides his soft acoustical music. Start your day at L’Auberge Chez François
and end your weekend on a high note!
Reserve Tickets
“Father’s Day Grill Fest” Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
Please join Chef
Jacques Haeringer on Saturday, June 16 at 11:00AM as we celebrate and honor
dads with a lively Father’s Day Grill Fest cooking demonstration and luncheon.
Chef Jacques’ will share his secrets to
making a decadent meal outdoors on your grill.We’ve selected a menu
of classic mouthwatering favorites that are as fun to prepare as they are to
eat. The afternoon’s menu includes Grilled Carolina Shrimp,
Local Grilled Asparagus and Garden Greens Salad, Grilled Bavette Steak and
Potatoes, then a delectable Rhubarb Crème Brûlée, Add three
specially paired wines selected by Paul Haeringer, to make this a special Father’s Day!
Reserve Tickets
A Tour of the West Wine Dinner
To our head
sommelier, Alex Bardsley, the wine cellar is many things: gold mine, memory
palace, and window on the world. For this event, Wednesday June 20 at 6:30 PM, he will take us on a trip from
the cellar to the West Coast, with wines by famous producers from California,
Washington and Oregon. These aren’t new releases, either: the wines have some
bottle-age on them, and will be drinking very nicely having slumbered in our
cellar for a few years. Alex will discuss how vineyard and vintage combined to
create these particular wines, and Chef Jacques will offer a delectable tasting
menu to complement them.
Reserve Tickets
Outdoor Musical Brunch featuring Prince Havely and Efi Tovia
You are invited for a
delightful Sunday outing, June 24th at 11:00 AM, as we welcome back Prince Havely with pianist Efi Tovia to our Musical Brunch
series. Brunch will be served on our beautiful terrace (weather permitting),
overlooking our lush landscaping and two on-site gardens.Prince
and Efi, one of the most recognized vocal talents in the region, will be
performing an array of show tunes, the music of Cole Porter, Elvis Presley,
Duke Ellington and more. Dine on our delectable brunch selections, while you are entertained by
this lively duo. We hope to see you there!
Reserve Tickets
A Full Moon Garden Soirée featuring “Red Hot” Rosé wines
Please join Chef
Jacques and the team at L’Auberge Chez François on Thursday, June 28th at
for our popular full moon fête on the terrace (weather permitting)! The
party begins with a convivial  reception,
sipping chilled Côtes Mas Brut Rosé, and savoring seasonal canapés.We will toast the
moon’s fire, abundance, power and vitality, before sitting amid flowers and
murmuring  fountains to relish Chef
Jacques’ garden-to-table inspired repast, accompanied by two more refreshing
rosé wines.Those intrepid enough
can join Chef Jacques in the gardens to conclude the evening by howling at the
moon, the chef’s tradition to ensure an excellent harvest of vegetables and
herbs throughout the season.
Reserve Tickets
“Summer is Here” Wine Festival and Luncheon
The next installment
of our ever-popular Wine Festival and Luncheon will take place on what promises
to be a beautiful summer day, Saturday June 30th, 2018. Please join
us as we sample twelve wines from California, Spain, Argentina, Virginia and France.Arrive anytime
between 11:30 and 1:00PM  for a walk-around tasting of these fine wines
accompanied by Chef Jacques’ seasonal canapés. Our sommeliers will be on hand
to guide you through the tasting and answer questions. Following the tasting,
sit down to enjoy a complete luncheon, four-courses of your choice, paired with yet another glass of delectable wine.All wines sampled
will be available for purchase at a very special price for our customers
that day. Merci beaucoup and see you there.
Reserve Tickets
Team Member of the Month
Jose “Dany” Danilo Guevara joined us in February 2012 as a server, and has since moved on to being an anchor for Jacques’ Brasserie. On any given night, you will be greeted by Dany’s warm smile, as either server, bartender or host.  He fills his many hats with enthusiasm, and prides himself on knowing his guests by name! We are fortunate to have such a dedicated employee who uses his more than 18 years of experience in the restaurant business to everyone’s benefit and enjoyment. Thank you, Dany for your years of service!
Monsieur François Competition
Congratulations to Laura B.of Mc Lean, Virginia for winning the April Monsieur François Profile Embellishment Competition. Laura will receive a $200 gift certificate to L’Auberge Chez François.
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Best Culinary Wishes,
Chef Jacques

L’Auberge Chez François
332 Springvale Rd Great Falls, VA 22066
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Call Us : 703-759-3800
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