L'Auberge Chez François

Celebrates 37th Anniversary in Great Falls, Va on 4/20/13

L'Auberge Chez Francois Anniversary Message from Chef Jacques

Entering 60th Year as a Washington, DC, Culinary Institution

On Saturday, April 20th, L’Auberge Chez François will celebrate its 37th anniversary in Great Falls, Virginia. Executive Chef Jacques, brother Paul, Mama Haeringer and the entire L’Auberge Chez François family will toast this momentous anniversary with their valued patrons.

Now entering its 60th year as a Washington D.C. area culinary institution, the restaurant’s rich history began in 1954 when François Haeringer opened Chez François near the White House in downtown Washington to bring the flavors of his native Alsace to America. After the restaurant’s building was demolished, François opened L’Auberge Chez François in 1976, moving the restaurant to six rolling, green acres in Great Falls, Virginia. Guests are served classic and contemporary Alsatian cuisine in an old-world atmosphere reminiscent of the small family inns - or auberge - that dot the Alsatian countryside. In keeping with Alsatian tradition, Jacques' Brasserie, outdoor terrace and Bar Rouge opened downstairs in 2011 to provide specialty wines and spirits along with an à la carte menu for guests seeking a more casual dining atmosphere.

Known as the “go-to” restaurant for special occasions in the Washington D.C. area, L’Auberge Chez François has been named Most Romantic and Best French restaurant in Washingtonian magazine for over 20 years. It has received numerous awards and accolades for cuisine, atmosphere and service, including top ratings in Zagat, inclusion in Open Table’s Top 100 Restaurant’s in America list, and AAA’s Four Diamond Award.

Since the passing of Papa François in 2010, Chef Jacques and brother Paul continue their father’s tradition of excellent food and service. When the Chef is not in the kitchen, you might find him tending the restaurant’s organic garden, teaching French cooking classes, hosting wine dinners, or appearing on television where he’s regularly featured on NBC’s Today show, CBS’s The Talk, and local D.C. news stations.

“Alsace-Lorraine has produced one of the world’s richest and most varied cuisines and I enjoy sharing my food heritage with others,” says Jacques. “The restaurant business has always been an integral part of my life. I began working summers when I was twelve, first as a bus boy, then as a salad maker, and later as a cook. I remember my father’s uncanny ability to be on hand whenever I made a mistake. It was under his sharp eyes that I first began to learn the trade,” he adds.

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