October 2016 Newsletter

Greetings from Chef Jacques
It is hard to believe that the season is upon us, but we’re getting ready for the holidays at L’Auberge Chez François and at Jacques’ Brasserie. Decorations are going up and holiday favorites like our apple tart, pumpkin mousse cake, and savory game dishes are back on the menu. The upcoming holidays also mean a rush for reservations in November and December, so I’ve posted our holiday schedule on our site and listed some of the key dates below. We’re already taking reservations for Thanksgiving Day and we’ll be open the last three Mondays in December to accommodate everyone who wants to celebrate the season here with us.

Throughout the holidays we’re selling our decadent chocolate truffles in one pound and half pound gift boxes. For other gift ideas, you can visit our online shop. I’m biased, of course, but I think that tickets to one of our upcoming cooking demonstrations or wine events make a perfect gift for the foodie in your life. I’m also looking forward to the Musique et Cuisine event on December 2nd when Steve Lauri of my favorite band, The Hollies, comes to perform. It will be evening you don’t want to miss.

As always, we appreciate how many of you make a meal with us a part of your holiday traditions and we look forward to welcoming you back again this year. 

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

Duckhorn Wine Dinner
Please join us on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30pm as we sample the varied portfolio of the Duckhorn Wine Company. Dan and Margaret Duckhorn founded Duckhorn Vineyards in 1976, pioneering and perfecting merlot as a premium varietal, while producing excellent cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc. Over time, Duckhorn established Paraduxx (for Napa Valley blends), Goldeneye (for elegant, Mendocino Coast pinot noirs), Migration (for cool climate chardonnay and pinot noir from Anderson Valley and the Russian River Valley), Decoy (for attractively-priced, appellation-designated wines), and Canvasback (for cabernet sauvignon from Red Mountain, one of the smallest and finest appellations in Washington). We will be showing five wines from across the Duckhorn portfolio, accompanied by a four-course dinner.
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A Hunter’s Thanksgiving Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
Please join Chef Jacques on Friday, November 18 at 11:00am for A Hunter’s Thanksgiving Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon at L’Auberge Chez Franҫois. Chef Jacques will share his love of wild game at this field-to-table cooking demonstration featuring delectable dishes fit for your Thanksgiving table. Our chef will show you how to prepare a hearty menu of game dishes at home before you sample each dish at a four-course lunch paired with wines selected by our Head Sommelier.
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Holiday Wine Festival and Luncheon
L’Auberge Chez François invites you to our annual Holiday Wine Festival and Luncheon on Saturday, November 19. Please join us any time between 11:30am and 1:00pm for a walk-around tasting of twelve fine wines, accompanied by Chef Jacques’ seasonal canapés. The tasting will be followed by your choice of lunch from our four-course, fall menu, paired with an additional glass of wine.For this event, our Head Sommelier has selected twelve wines from around the world that are perfectly suited for your holiday table or to be given as a gift to the wine-lover in your life. This year we will be featuring wines from France, California, Portugal, Argentina and Australia. Our sommeliers will be on hand to guide the tasting and answer any questions you might have about pairing these wines with your holiday meals. All wines featured at this event will be available for purchase at a special price. This annual wine tasting has become a favorite of our patrons and we look forward to welcoming you to this special holiday event.
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Musique et Cuisine featuring Steve Lauri of The Hollies
We are pleased to announce a special installment of our Musique et Cuisine series with Steve Lauri. Join us on Friday, December 2 at 7:00pm for a memorable evening of rock and roll and delicious food at L’Auberge Chez Franҫois. Steve Lauri is a member of the legendary British band The Hollies. Known for their many hits, including “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress,” “Bus Stop,” “Carrie Anne,” “He Ain’t Heavy,” and many more. The Hollies have been touring for 52 consecutive years and have performed around the world. When not on tour with the band, Steve brings his amazing vocals and superb guitar work to the US, where he tours several times each year. Along with performing many of The Hollies hits he also includes songs from his solo CD’s, and classic rock hits from the 60’s through today. Chef Jacques, himself a band-member of the Washington-based Group The Axemen, is a longtime fan of The Hollies and is proud to be creating an exquisite menu for the evening. Don’t miss this rock and roll edition of our Musique et Cuisine series. Seating is limited.
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Holiday Information and Events

Friday, December 9: A Holiday in Paris Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
• Sunday December 11: L’Auberge Chez François’ Holiday Sing-a-long and Supper 
• Saturday December 17: Champagne Celebration Holiday Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon

Team Member of the Month
Elmer Caceres began working at L’Auberge Chez François in April 2005. He is a long time bus boy who maintains a good rapport with everyone. Elmer is very personable and likes to interact with our guests to ensure that they have a memorable experience. He is popular with both our patrons and his fellow co-workers alike; because of his willingness to pitch in and help. Thank you, Elmer, for always providing exceptional service with a smile!


Monsieur François Compétition
Congratulations to Sarah G. of Berryville, Virginia for winning the August Monsieur François Profile Embellishment Contest. Sarah will receive a $200 gift certificate to L’Auberge Chez François.

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
Mail Us : chezlauberge@aol.com
Call Us : 703-759-3800

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