|Greetings from Chef Jacques and Paul:|
|Happy Early Fall!
We’re full-speed ahead into fall and are embracing beautiful
outdoor dining weather on our two terraces and wine and beer garden.
The foliage around our terraces and gardens is simply
breathtaking when the rays of sun illuminate the changing, glowing leaves at sunset.
Come for a walk and a glass of wine, a meal, or one of our
delightful October events! Not to mention, fire pit weather will soon be
upon us as well. It’s my favorite time of the year!
October is Virginia Wine Month, so we have a great emphasis on,
you guessed it, wine! We have several champagne and wine dinners featuring some
of our favorites from various French regions, a Virginia wine festival, and
some acoustic and Jazz delights as part of our Music and Cuisine series.
Thank you for all the kind wishes myself, my brother Paul and my team received during our 65th anniversary month in September. The Haeringer
family, including my papa and mama, have all been proud of the opportunity to
have served thousands of our guests over the course of 65 years and will look
forward to serving you at our own little slice of France at our French “auberge” in
Great Falls well into the future!
Cheers and Best Culinary Wishes.
Chef Jacques, Paul and the Team of L’Auberge Chez François
and Jacques’ Brasserie
|Boizel Champagne Dinner Hosted by Export Director, Gabriel Faye|
|For the Boizel family, Champagne is
more than just a story, it’s a passion: Five generations, five eras and a
single tradition. Indulge in an
exquisite evening of luxurious French opulence at L’Auberge Chez François on Friday, October 4th at 7:00 PM with Chef Jacques and his team.
This very special evening will be hosted
by Gabriel Fay, Export Director from Boizel.
Gabriel will share with us the secrets and background to one of the most
exclusive champagnes in France and how to match champagnes and wines when
choosing a menu. Chef Jacques will
present a luxurious and delectable five-course menu with Boizel champagne pairing
for each course. A festive bubbly evening not to be missed!
|Bounty of Bordeaux Soirée and Wine Dinner |
|Discover Bordeaux with us on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 7:00
PM and learn about the traditions of one of the world’s most prominent wine
regions. With over 8,000 wineries,
Bordeaux is the most famous wine area in the world.
Chef Jacques and his talented team
will take our guests through a five-course French feast paired with five
perfectly matched Bordeaux wines.
Be transported to the historical area
of Bordeaux where we will travel the famous wine region with gastronomic
finesse! Viva la Bordeaux! Viva la
|“A Fall Frolic” Garden to Table Full Moon Harvest Dinner|
|The Garden to Table Dinner on Sunday, October 13th at 5:30 PM is a special chance for Chef Jacques to create a full menu featuring the very fresh items that come from our gardens while enjoying all the added healthful benefits. Chef Jacques is still harvesting plenty of kale, lettuces, greens, haricots verts, cabbages, herbs and other produce from the garden. The full moon party begins with a reception, sipping North Gate Rhatsiteli and savoring seasonal canapés. We will toast the full moon’s fire, abundance, power and vitality, before sitting amid flowers and murmuring fountains to relish Chef Jacques’ garden-to-table inspired repast, from his two on-site gardens, accompanied by two more delectable wines. Those intrepid enough can join Chef Jacques in the gardens to conclude the evening by howling at the moon, the chef’s tradition to ensure an excellent harvest of vegetables and herbs throughout the season. You’ll find our garden produce proudly featured on our lunch, dinner and happy hour menus at L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie. Please join us for a “Fall Frolic” and the bonus of a full moon evening dining under the stars.|
|Reserve Tickets |
|Trimbach Wine Dinner with Special Host 13th Generation
|Unquestionably one of the greatest
names in Alsace, the Trimbach family, based in the picturesque town of
Ribeauvillé, has been involved in making wine since 1626 and has, over 13
generations, built an enviable reputation for the quality of its entire range, a
benchmark for Alsatian wines.
Please join us on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 6:30 PM as we welcome our
special guest and host, Jean Trimbach, representing the 13th
generation of the Trimbach family. We
invite you to revel in the history of Papa’s Alsace, our homeland, and a
beautiful wine region situated amongst the rolling hills and quaint medieval
villages of northeastern France, for Chef Jacques’ and Jean Trimbach’s multi-course
“dine and wine” experience, not to be missed.
The Trimbachs have a purist vision. Across
generations, the family has always produced wines that are structured,
long-lived, fruity, elegant and balanced: the celebrated Trimbach style.
Bottles remain in the cellar for several years before reaching the marketplace,
ensuring the wines are both ready to drink upon release but also hold great
aging potential. Merci and see you
|Virginia Wine Festival and Luncheon|
|Join us in celebrating Virginia Wine
Month this October! This special event on Saturday, October 19th,
2019 is the perfect time for wine lovers to enjoy Virginia’s world-class
wines while enjoying the fine dining of L’Auberge Chez François.
Virginia Wine Month began in 1988 as a
way to support the state’s young wine business – with just 40 wineries at the
time – and promote travel to Virginia wine country. Today, Virginia ranks fifth
in the number of wineries in the nation with more than 280 wineries and over
Virginia wines have been featured
recently in Forbes, The New York Times, Food & Wine, Wine Spectator,
Decanter Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Bon Appétit, CNN, Financial Times,
Bloomberg News, Conde Nast Traveler, Washington Post, and Washingtonian
Magazine. Virginia ranked Top 10 in USA Today’s & Readers’ Choice: Best of
America’s Wine Regions
Chef Jacques Haeringer and the team at
L’Auberge Chez François invite you to sample twelve wines from Virginia award
winning wineries including Willowcroft Farms Vineyards, Gadino Cellars and
These winemakers and vineyard owners
will be on hand as you enjoy a walk-around tasting of these fine wines paired
with Chef Jacques’ seasonal canapés.
Join us any time between 11:30 am
and 1:00 PM for the tasting, followed by a four-course luncheon paired with
a glass of delectable Virginia wine.
Happy Virginia Wine Month! Come
‘Discover Your Local Crush’ with us!|
|Tom Kitchen and The Tritone Jazz Trio Musical Brunch |
|Please join Chef Jacques and the
L’Auberge Chez François team on Sunday,
October 20th, 2019 at 11:00 AM as we continue our popular Musical Brunch,
featuring a scrumptious brunch menu crafted by Chef Jacques and team and music
by Thomas Kitchen and The Tritone Jazz Trio
The Tritone Jazz Trio is a group of
enthusiastic jazz musicians who perform in and around the metropolitan area. The
pianist is Len Mitchard, bassist – Alex
Petkoff and guitarist Tom Kitchen. As
jazz artists and aficionados, the Trio loves to swing. It’s not uncommon to hear a sprinkling of
Latin rhythms, or some tight BeBop phrases, but the trio always keeps it in the
Round your weekend off with brunch cocktails and
a delectable menu, while tapping your feet to The Tom Kitchen Tritone Jazz Trio! Spend your musical Sunday with us!|
|Friday Night Music and Cuisine Dinner Series
featuring the Acoustic Guitar Music of John Sweet|
join Chef Jacques and the L’Auberge Chez François team on Friday, October 25th at
7:00 PM as we continue our popular Music and Cuisine series. This evening,
we will be featuring music by John Sweet.
Sweet arranges and performs popular music from the last several decades on
acoustic guitar. From Elvis, Sinatra and the Beetles to folk, pop,
country and show tunes, John is sure to please most musical palates. Instead of
singing, John lets the guitar carry the melody providing a pleasant background
ambience suitable for fine dining and good conversation.
Begin your weekend on the right foot, wining and dining and
listening to the tunes of John Sweet!|
|Team member of the Month|
|Mounir Belmourida joined our team in September 2015. He began working as a server -a very quiet but friendly server who happened to be extremely tech-savvy. We can always count on him to help during power outages to get our tech systems back up and running. We slowly discovered his extensive background in private events and after bringing great new ideas to our special and private events department, he was named our Private Events Manager. Mounir always has a smile on his face and is always ready to lend a hand where needed. We thank him as he continues to ensure each special and private event runs smoothly and leaves a memorable experience for our guests! Great job Mounir!|
|Monsieur François Competition|
|Congratulations to Katherine S. from Reston, Virginia for winning the August Monsieur François Profile Embellishment Competition. Katherine will receive a $200 gift certificate to L’Auberge Chez François. Great work Kathryn! |
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Best Culinary Wishes,
L’Auberge Chez François
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