September 2015 Newsletter

Greetings from Chef Jacques and Paul
Throughout the year there are local, seasonal delicacies that I eagerly await. There are morels and shad roe in the spring, heirloom tomatoes and softshell crabs in summer; and, in September, there are fabulous local plums for our famous plum tart. Popular in Alsace, my father put plum tart on the menu at the original Chez Franҫois in Washington D.C. when he first opened. Sixty years later, it is still one of our best-selling desserts.

Although I’m able to import excellent plums throughout the year, in late August and September our plums come from local growers in Virginia and Maryland who grow varieties for us that are similar to the quetsches grown in Alsace. The local plum season is short, so join us in September to try a slice of local plum tart, served as always, with our cinnamon ice cream. 

Also this month, is our next installment in the Garden to Table series. This month’s event, Harvest to Table, will feature lots of home-grown fall vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes, haricot verts, and garden herbs. We will also have another in our Musique et Cuisine series. This month features the versatile and talented pianist and chanteuse, Jennifer Scott.

Come enjoy the beginning of fall with us. 

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

Parisian Delights Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
Please join us for Chef Jacques’ special cooking demonstration and luncheon on Friday, September 11th at 11:30am. The afternoon will feature Chef Jacques’ favorite Parisian delights. Following the lively cooking entertainment, you will enjoy a five-course luncheon paired with French wines selected by Paul Haeringer. Vive La France et Vive La Paris! 
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L’Auberge Chez François’ Wine Festival and Luncheon
Please join us for the Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon on Saturday, September 12th as we sample wines from France, Italy, Argentina, Greece and Oregon. A walk-around tasting of twelve wines is between 11:30-1:00 (come anytime) and served with Chef Jacques’ seasonal canapés. Following the tasting, sit down and enjoy your choice from our four-course luncheon menu. All wines from the tasting will be available for discounted purchase.
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Team Member of the Month
Polideoto “Polo” Carranza started working at L’Auberge Chez François in June 1989. We count on Polo to anchor and lead the pantry department. He prepares and oversees, all salads, including our most requested garden tomato salad, cold appetizers, and cold desserts. Polo ensures that the start and end of your meal as delicious as it is memorable. Thank you, Polo, for all of your hard work and dedication!
Chef Jacques’ September Harvest to Table Wine Dinner
Join us for Chef Jacques’ September Harvest Garden to Table on Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30pm. We celebrate the early Fall bounty of garden fresh vegetables and herbs from L’Auberge Chez François’ two on-site gardens. Tour the gardens with Chef Jacques, as you enjoy a special garden cocktail or mocktail.  Then, enjoy Chef Jacques’ and his team six-course garden inspired dinner, sipping our Sommelier paired three fine wines, all while outside dining under the stars on our beautiful terrace (weather permitting). Garden to plate at its very best! 
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Musique et Cuisine Featuring Pianist and Chanteuse, Jennifer Scott
Join us for the Musique et Cuisine Series featuring Jennifer Scott on Friday, September 25th at 7pm.  Jennifer’s voice has been described as “warm,” “expressive,” and “alluring” as she sings in French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and English at the piano. Her jazzy piano style is inspired by the music of Debussy, Chopin and Mozart. She has become well known in the French community, performing at the French Embassy and other French events sponsored by the French American Chamber of Commerce and The Alliance Française.
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Monsieur François Competition
Congratulations to Steven H. of Annandale, Virginia who has won the July Monsieur François’ Profile Embellishment Competition. Steven 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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