September 2017 Newsletter

Greetings from Chef Jacques
We’ve had a lovely season serving al fresco on the terrace and I predict a few more weeks of excellent outdoor dining (a chef’s weather predictions are always more accurate than the weatherman’s). Summer produce will remain with us for several more weeks as well. I’m still making my popular corn royale and our famous tomato salad from the garden. If you haven’t yet made it out to dine on the terrace during these warmer months, there is still time for a summeresque meal outside.

Looking to October, we have an exciting line-up of special events planned for you. We’re hosting our second Full Moon Party co-hosted with Michel Veniat and Charles Ducker from Domaine Louis Latour, a brunch featuring fall produce from the garden, and a special Chef’s Table dinner with Wines of Substance from Washington State. I’m also very excited about our evening of tasting the Burgundy wines of the Boisset Collection on October 19. We’ll be sampling Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines plus several others from the Boisset Collection over the course of a sumptuous evening of delicious food and wine. If you’re a lover of Burgundy wines like me then this event is not to be missed.

I hope to see you soon at Jacques’ Brasserie or L’Auberge and wish you a delicious end of summer.

Full Moon Garden Party with Domaine Louis Latour Wines
Please join Chef Jacques and the team at L’Auberge Chez Franҫois on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:30pm for our second full moon fête on our outdoor terrace (weather permitting). We are also thrilled to feature the wines of Domaine Louis Latour with special guests Michel Veniat and Charles Ducker. Wine and dine on Chef Jacques’ specially-created menu as we toast the moon’s fire, abundance, power and vitality. Those intrepid enough can join Chef Jacques to conclude the evening by howling at the moon, the chef’s tradition to ensure a bountiful harvesting season.
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Chef Jacques’ Table featuring Wines of Substance
Please join Chef Jacques’ and team on October 12, 2017 at 6:30pm as we welcome Wines of Substance, co-hosted by Kelly Smith, Global Brand Ambassador. Formerly known as K Vintners and Charles Smith Wines, the collection was launched in Walla Walla, Washington by self-taught winemaker, Charles Smith. K Vintners is the largest independent and winemaker-owned winery in Washington state. Top accolades include being named Food & Wine Magazine’s “Winemaker of the Year” in 2009 and Wine Enthusiast’s “Winemaker of the Year” in 2014. Hope to see you there!
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Boisset Wine Dinner and Soirée
You are cordially invited to join us on Thursday, October 19 at 6:30pm for an evening of wine, food, and fun. You will experience a guided tasting of eight Jean Claude Boisset Premier Grand Cru Burgundies, followed by a sumptuous dinner created by Chef Jacques, accompanied by several more wines and festivities, including “tales of yore, singing and much merriment” according to our presenter, Neil Ruane. We kindly ask you to wear Burgundy in color to add to this “not to be missed” event!
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Garden Harvest Sunday Brunch
Join us on Sunday, October 22nd at 11:00am for a Harvest Sunday Brunch on our outdoor terrace (weather permitting) as we toast the fall season. The festive menu will be featuring a variety of fall favorites including Virginia apple cider cocktails, Bloody Marys, Crémant d’Alsace and classic French dishes. Spend the afternoon at L’Auberge Chez François as the crisp weather arrives and you will enjoy the view of our lovely grounds and the changing colors of the leaves. Vive la récolte!
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Team Member of the Month
Antonio Rivera has been directing our kitchen for over a decade. He leads the prep stations, butchers the meats, and heads the hot foods line. Many of the new menu specials are inspired by Antonio’s ideas. His sense of humor and personality help to bring a friendly comradery amongst the staff. We thank Antonio for his many years of service.
Monsieur François Competition
Congratulations to Sarah A. of Gaithersburg, Maryland for winning the August Monsieur François Profile Embellishment art 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
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