October 2015 Newsletter

Greetings from Chef Jacques and Paul
We’re celebrating fall this month at L’Auberge Chez Franҫois and we have an exciting line-up of special events on the calendar. Coming in October are two wine dinners, a beer tasting luncheon, the next installment of our popular Musique et Cuisine series, and our final Garden to Table dinner of the year. 

The Louis Latour Grand Cru Tasting and Wine Dinner on October 18th hosted by Louis Fabrice Latour himself promises to be historic. We start off with a glass of fine bubbly and then will taste 20 Grand Cru wines and you’ll sample two more with your dinner. Maison Louis Latour is the only winery in the world capable of presenting 22 Grand Cru wines at a single tasting. We’re thrilled to be able to offer this extravagant tasting and dinner to our patrons.  

We still have plenty of greens, haricots verts, cabbages, a few tomatoes, and other produce coming in from the garden for the final Garden to Table Dinner on October 20. You’ll find our garden produce featured on the regular menus at L’Auberge and Jacques’ Brasserie but the Garden to Table dinners are a special chance for me to create a full dinner featuring the very fresh items that come from the garden. If you haven’t been to a Garden to Table this year, now is your chance. 

Our full listing of October events is below. I hope you’ll join us. 

West Burgundy Wine Group Dinner
Please join us on Thursday, October 15th at 6:30pm for the West Burgundy Wine Group wine dinner. The group is a new division at Jackson Family Wines that is focused on estate-grown, site-specific wines crafted from classic Burgundian varieties. Meet Peter Frustaci, Regional Manager, for West Burgundy Wine Group and Eugenia Keegan, winemaker and general manager for Gran Moraine Winery. Eugenia has more than 38 years of experience in California, France and Oregon. We are pleased to welcome Eugenia and Peter to L’Auberge Chez Francois.
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Louis Latour Grand Cru Tasting and Wine Dinner
Chef Jacques and M. Louis Fabrice Latour are pleased to announce an extraordinary opportunity to taste 20 Grand Cru wines from one of Burgundy’s most respected houses, Maison Louis Latour. Join us on Sunday, October 18th at 5pm for the tasting, and stay for a delectable dinner accompanied by two additional Latour Grand Crus. Louis-Fabrice Latour is the 7th Louis Latour representing the 11th generation of the founding family to run the house, which was founded in 1797. Latour is the only company in the world that can present 20 Grand Crus at one tasting. 
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Team Member of the Month
Leonzo began working with us in December 1992 and is a valuable member of the L’Auberge
Chez François family. He started as a waiter and then moved into a dual role of
waiter and bartender. He is now our host and also a dining room manager.
Fernando always recognizes a familiar face and goes the extra mile to make sure
that our guests feel special. We thank Fernando for his service and commitment to his
“Fall Frolic” Garden to Table Wine Dinner
We hope you can join us for a “Fall Frolic” evening dining under the stars on Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30pm for another in the Garden to Table dinner series. Chef Jacques is still harvesting plenty of kale, lettuces, greens, haricots verts, cabbages, herbs and other produce from the garden. The Garden to Table dinner is a special chance for Chef to create a full menu featuring the very fresh items that come from our gardens while enjoying all the added healthful benefits. You’ll find our garden produce proudly featured on our lunch, dinner and happy hour menus at L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie. 
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Musique et Cuisine featuring The Jennifer Scott Trio
We are delighted to host the Jennifer Scott Trio at our Musique et Cuisine series at L’Auberge Chez Francois on Friday, October 23rd at 7:00pm. The Jennifer Scott Trio is an international acoustic ensemble featuring vocals in French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and English. The ensemble has been received with acclaim by French audiences and performs regularly at French themed private events and at events sponsored by French organizations. The trio features Jennifer Scott on piano and vocals, Dominic Martinez on bass and Sam Carolla on drums.
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Fall Fest Import and Craft Beer Tasting and Luncheon
Please join us for our new Fall Fest Import and Craft Beer Tasting and Luncheon on Saturday, October 24th, 2015. Taste twelve Best of Belgium and Belgium-inspired craft beers, along with Chef Jacques’ seasonal canapés from 11:30am to 1:00pm – come anytime! Following the tasting, sit down and enjoy a complete luncheon of your choice, ordering from the L’Auberge Chez François four-course luncheon menu, including another glass of beer. Lunch will be served between 12pm and 1:30pm. The tasting beer glass is yours for the keeping, as an added gift.
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A Taste of France with Chef Jacques
We just wrapped up the Rhône River Cruise with Chef Jacques and many of our long-time customers. We started off with two days in Paris at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand hotel. We were lucky enough to meet Chef Christophe Raoux, 2015 winner of “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”, which is one of the most prestigious culinary arts awards in France. Throughout the week, we had several food and wine tastings, cooking classes, gourmet meals, and Chef Jacques entertained us with a crêpe cooking demonstration. Stay tuned next month for more details and photos!


Monsieur François’ Competition
Congratulations to Maggie E. of Alexandria Virginia for winning the September Monsieur François’ Profile Embellishment Competition. Maggie will receive a $200 gift certificate to L’Auberge Chez François. 

Be sure to follow L’Auberge Chez François on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get updates on nightly specials, events, behind the scenes, and recipes! 

Best culinary wishes,

Chef Jacques


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

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