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Al Fresco Piedmont And Tuscany Tasting And Wine Dinner

Thu, August 5, 2021 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

L'Auberge Chez François
332 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
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Cost: $175, excluding tax and gratuity, for a total of $224 per person

Chef Jacques asks, “Do they make wine in Italy?” Indeed they do, and some of the finest in the world, too (at least outside of France). So please join us Thursday, August 5th, at 6:00pm for a delectable tasting and scrumptious dinner experience featuring wines from two of Italy’s most celebrated wine regions, Tuscany and the Piedmont.

Our sommelier, Alex Bardsley, will lead a pre-dinner tasting, which will consist of two flights of two wines each. The first flight will include a Barbaresco and a Barolo, and the second flight will showcase two Brunello di Montalcino. Dinner will be accompanied by two more wines, one from each region. Chef Jacques and team will offer a feast evoking two of the most beautiful regions in Europe (once again, outside of France!)

The al fresco tasting and dinner is presented on our covered garden terrace under a 40ft x 55ft pavilion, complete with plenty of room for generous distancing, six cooling fans, bistro lighting and pastoral views of our six acres, two on-site gardens, koi pond and blooming flowers.

Our “Grande Tente” will be the perfect place for a relaxing Chef’s Jacques’ delectable six course Italian-themed repast, exquisite wines from two of Italy’s best regions. See you there—remember to sign up early, as seating is very limited.

Plated Seasonal Hors d’Oeuvres

Valdinera, Roero Arneis 2019


The Tasting

First Flight: Two from the Piedmont

• Luigi Giordano, Barbaresco “Cavanna” 2015

• Oddero, Barolo “Villero” 2015


Second Flight: Two from Tuscany

• Collosorbo, Brunello di Montalcino 2012

• Voliero, Brunello di Montalcino “Casato” 2013


“A Taste of Italy” Dinner

Wild Alaskan Salmon with Saffron and Tomato Coulis

Sella, Coste della Sesia “Orbello” 2016, Piemonte


Chef’s Garden Tomato Salad, Housemade Vinaigrette 

Seasonal Sorbet


Marcho Farms Classic Osso Bucco with Garlic Flan, Braised Garden Kale

Voliero, Rosso di Montalcino 2016

Classic Tiramisu

Locally Roasted Coffee and Assortment of Harney & Sons Fine Teas


Event Price: $175, excluding tax & gratuity for a total of $224 per person

Tickets are non-refundable. We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns, so all may join the festivities. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com or call 703-759-3800 with special requests.

Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these exceptional wines at a special price this evening.

More information:


  • event
  • wine
  • tasting
  • dinner
  • Italy
  • Barbaresco
  • Barolo
  • Brunello

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