October 2018 Newsletter

Greetings from Chef Jacques and Paul
Fall Greetings from Chef Jacques and the Team at L’Auberge Chez François.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 pumpkin mousse cake and savory game dishes will back on the menu.  The upcoming holidays also means a rush for reservations so we’ve posted our Holiday Schedule on our web site.  Don’t forget to join us for your holiday parties. 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.We were delighted to be voted as one of Open Table’s 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in America for 2018Forbes:The 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers: OpenTable Releases Its Latest List. The list of honorees is based on an analysis of 12,000,000+ reviews of more than 28,000 restaurants across the country—all submitted by verified diners.  L’Auberge
Chez François is the only restaurant in Virginia to make this list!  A special thank you to our dedicated wine team and indeed and as always, we appreciate the support and feedback from all of our loyal patrons.We would also like to thank Fairfax County’s economic development team, “Visit Fairfax” for featuring L’Auberge Chez François in their new video “Connect with America in Fairfax County, Virginia” that highlights some of the beautiful landmarks our area has to offer.  Please click this link to watch the video Visit Fairfax Video.

November brings a calendar full of special culinary events, listed below, including several of our very  popular musical brunches, a “Two for Tonight” musical evening of romance,  a “Cheese
Lovers Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon”, our late fall wine festival and luncheon and a “Wine and Cuisine” evening, featuring local author Stan Corey.

It’s that time of the year to enjoy the Fall weather in front of our three crackling indoor fireplaces, and outside at our fleur de lis fire pit, now fired up at Jacques’ Brasserie’s new wine and beer garden. Come grab a hot mulled wine, and get toasty with us!

Warm Regards,

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

Two for Tonight Romantic Soirée featuring the Romance Music of Jarrett Laskey
Roses smell fine, candy tastes sweet, but a romantic repast is a much better treat!Please
join us for date night on Friday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM as we continue our romantic celebrations at L’Auberge Chez François, with our “Two for Tonight” Romantic Soirée. As Chef Jacques likes to tell everyone – a natural and wondrous relationship exists between love and food; between the heart and the palate!  No truly passionate life is complete without the pleasures that fine food provides.Imagine a quiet, candlelit room with the one you love, accompanied by the romantic music of Jarrett Laskey, named as the most requested romance guitarist in the Washington D.C. area on Wedding Wire and The Knot. Cheers to romance, and we hope to see you and your special someone at our “Two For Tonight” Romantic Soirée.
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Parisian Musical Brunch featuring the French Tunes of The Nancy Scimone Duo
Please join us at L’Auberge Chez François on Sunday, November 4th at 11:00 AM, in welcoming back The Nancy Scimone
Duo.  Performing beautiful French music, Soprano and vocal artist Nancy Scimone radiates grace, passion and joy and enlivens
audiences with her vibrant state presence, “winsome elegance” and “warm and enveloping voice”-  The Washington Post    A rich instrument forges with her deeply human lyric expression to deliver memorable and thrilling performances. Feast on Chef Jacques tasty Autumn inspired brunch, paired with our Housemade Bloody Marys, Mimosas,or a crisp Seasonal Craft Beer, and “voila”, a perfect way to start your Sunday
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Celebrate Alsace Grand Cru Wine Tasting and Dinner
Please join us Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 PM, for a guided tasting
and dinner featuring the wines of Alsace. Our head sommelier Alex Bardsley
spent five days there in June of 2017 with a Wine Scholar Guild study tour,
meeting with vignerons in their cellars and vineyards, learning about the great
diversity of wines they make. Part of this diversity is Alsace’s fifty-one grand crus, six of which we shall visit through a tasting in two flights. Dinner will be accompanied by excellent white and red Alsatian wines by two more fine producers. Alex will guide the tasting, discussing the character of the different wines and highlighting the quality
and diversity that make the grand crus of the region endlessly fascinating. Chef Jacques of course has devised a delightful meal to provide the wines an appropriate setting.
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Chef Jacques’ Cheese Lovers Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
Join Chef Jacques Haeringer and Karen Dee, back by popular demand, on Friday, November 9th at 11:00 AM as we enjoy a Cheese Lovers Cooking Demo and Luncheon not to be missed! Savor local, imported and Grand French artisanal cheeses incorporated into some of Chef Jacques’ favorite recipes and of course, paired with 3 delectable wines plus an added glass of Muscat, chosen by Paul Haeringer, for this “Fromage Extraordinaire” event!
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Late Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon
Get a head start on your Thanksgiving celebrations by joining us for a delightful afternoon at our ever popular Wine Festival and Luncheon on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. Enjoy samples of twelve wines from Spain, Chile, Oregon, Australia and of course, France!Arrive anytime between 11:30 and 1:00pm for a walk-around tasting of these fine wines paired with Chef Jacques’ seasonal canapés. Our sommeliers will be on-hand to guide you through the tastings and answer any questions. Following the tasting, sit down and enjoy a complete luncheon of your choice from our four-course menu, plus another glass of wine!All wines sampled will be available for purchase at a very special price for our guests that day.Merci beaucoup and see you there!
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A French Autumn Musical Brunch featuring the French Tunes of The Lynne Veronneau Duo
by popular demand, please join us Sunday, November 18th at 11:00 AM for the return of The Lynn Veronneau Duo.With awards for Best Jazz Group, Best Jazz Vocals, and Best Jazz Recording, Verroneau captivates her audiences by blending Brazilian jazz, French chanson and swing standards with their own original compositions. Based in Washington
D.C., Veronneau has performed across the D.C. region, Canada and the UK.“The kind of thoughtful artistry one can expect from masters.” – Mike West – The Washington Post.  Celebrate the Francophile in you on a beautiful Autumn Sunday accompanied by a chilled glass of Crémant d’Alsace, Housemade Bloody Marys or Mimosas as you enjoy this delectable brunch.
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A Thanksgiving Weekend Musical Brunch featuring the Romantic Music of Alexander Barnett
Continue your Thanksgiving Holiday celebrations at L’Auberge Chez François on Sunday, November 25th at 11:00 AM, as we present a timely  “Thanksgiving Weekend” Sunday Musical Brunch with
our guests’ favorite guitarist – Alexander Barnett.A local guitarist and composer, Alex’s
broad range of music ranges from classical to modern and jazz. Since his first
appearance at L’Auberge Chez François, Alex continues to captivate our guests with
his romantic-themed performances.We hope you’ll join us for our Thanksgiving celebratory musical brunch, and enjoy our beautiful award-winning holiday decorations to end your Thanksgiving weekend on a high note!
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Chez François’ Wine and Cuisine Soirée featuring Author Stan Corey
Please join Chef Jacques and his team Thursday, November 29th at 7:00 PM, as we offer you a delightful way to kick off the
Holiday Season, sipping fine wines while enjoying Chef Jacques’ delectable “First
Flavors” seasonal canapés, passed hors d’oeuvres, and samplings of our favorite
sweets (think Chocolate Truffles)! Does life get any better than this? Added to
the soirée, local author Stan Corey joins us to top off a great evening.Stan Corey retired as a financial fiduciary and has worked with many families and small businesses for almost 40 years. Mr. Corey has published two books: The Divorce Dance in 2016 (an Amazon “Best Seller”) and When Work Becomes Optional in 2018.Stan will be present to briefly talk about his new book and will be providing a signed book to each attendee, included with your wine and cuisine!  Our sommeliers will be on-hand to guide you through the tasting of eight wines from Italy, California, Spain and of course,
France.  We look forward to seeing you there!
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Team Member of the Month
This month we honor Carlos Urbina as our employee of the Month. Carlos began work  at L’Auberge Chez François in June 2007. He is a line cook during our dinner service, concentrating on the sautéeing of our guests meals. Carlos has a very friendly personality, daily greeting his fellow team members with a big smile and always ready to help in executing the preparation of delectable dishes. We thank Carlos for his many years of service!
Monsieur François Competition
Congratulations to Douglas M. of Clifton, Virginia for winning the September Monsieur François’ Profile Embellishment Competition. Douglas 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
Mail Us : chezlauberge@aol.com
Call Us : 703-759-3800
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