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Alsatian Octoberfest Musical Dinner Featuring Accordianist Frank Busso

Sun, October 17, 2021 (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

L'Auberge Chez François
332 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
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Cost: $155 (excluding tax and gratuities); for a total of $197 per person.

Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, at our second Alsatian Octoberfest on Sunday, October 17th, at 4:00pm, filled with sumptuous libations, delectable food, live music and merriment, hosted by Chef Jacques’ Haeringer and team.

Our Alsatian Octoberfest Musical Dinner will be offered on our garden terrace covered by a 40ft x 55ft pavilion, offering plenty of room for social distancing, and pastoral views of our six acres, two on-site gardens, koi pond, and blooming flowers.

Our neighbors at Nordic Knot in Reston will help provide a delicious addition to our Cours de Pain (Bread Course) with handmade pretzels made from all natural and organic ingredients and hand-milled grains, served with mustard and of course, our famous Alsatian Bibeleskais along with House-made Garlic Bread, Assorted Breads and local Butter.

Dinner will consist of Chef’s Jacques’ Traditional Six-Course Menu, featuring delectable classics from our French-Alsatian heritage, Papa’s homeland, bordering Germany. Continuous libations, including crisp Alsatian white and Austrian red wines, as well a selection of our very own Papa’s Pilsner craft beer, and the Virginia debut of delicious craft beer from Silver Branch Brewing Company in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Silver Branch Brewing Company co-owner Brett Robison and Winter Dog Cellars owner and Great Falls neighbor Brian Hennighausen will be on hand to discuss the our beer lineup, the traditions and history behind Octoberfest, and to assist Chef Jacques in the all-important tapping of the ceremonial keg!

O’zapft is, und Prost!!

What would Octoberfest be without festive German and Alsatian music, you ask? We are very much honored to present to you, in traditional Octoberfest style, the award-winning accordionist, Frank Busso.

Add to our Octoberfest Experience evening, fun raffles and culinary prizes, and awards for the “best dressed” Ladies and Gentlemen who come in their finest lederhosen and dirndls, and you have one very special L’Auberge Chez Francois Alsatian Oktoberfest not to be missed! Prost and Cheers!

Our first Octoberfest last year sold out in 24 hours! Please sign up early to reserve your table. Very limited seating


Libations Include:

Joseph Cattin, Pinot Blanc 2018 Alsace

Steindorfer, Apetlon Rouge 2019 Austria

Oktoberfest Lager by Local Award-Winning Silver Branch Brewing Company and

Our Very Own Papa’s Pilsner Beer Crafted by Local Award-Winning Lost Rhino Brewery



Cours de Pain – (Bread Course) Nordic Knot’s Handmade Pretzel, Multigrain Mustard Alsatian Bibeleskais with our House-made Garlic Bread, Assorted Breads and Local Butter

Appetizer (Choice of One)

Papa’s Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée

Papa’s Onion Soup


Chef Jacques’ Traditional Alsatian Tarte Flambée

Caramelized Onions and Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon


La Salade de l’Auberge

Organic Mesclun Salad, Garden Crudités, Vinaigrette Maison

Seasonal Sorbet

Entree (Choice of One)

La Choucroute – Traditional Alsatian Sauerkraut, Whiffletree Farms Bratwurst Pork, Assorted Sausages, Housemade Duck Confit, Sauerkraut


La Choucroute – Alsatian Seafood Sauerkraut, Halibut, Salmon, Smoked Salmon and Trout, Sauerkraut


Classic Creekstone Farms Natural Beef Bourguignon, Cabernet Wine Sauce, Organic Roasted Vegetables


Chef Pascal’s Gâteau Forêt Noire (Black Forest Cake)

Locally Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney & Sons Teas

Event Price: $155 (excluding tax and gratuities); for a total of $197 per person.

Tickets 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 wines at a special Octoberfest price.

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