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Pop-Up Rhône Valley Wine Tasting And Dinner

    Past Event: Thu, January 14, 2021 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

L'Auberge Chez François
332 Springvale Road
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
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Cost: $180 excluding tax and gratuity, for a total of $229

We’ve inventoried our cellars and are pleased to announce that we have some exceptional Rhône wines we want to share with you for our first “Pop-Up Tasting and Dinner Experience”, Thursday January 14th, 2021 at 6pm. This will be our last special event before hibernation till early spring, so be sure to sign up early – seating is limited.

You will be greeted with hors d'oeuvres and a glass of sparkling Crémant d'Alsace. Then before dinner we will present a guided tasting of three excellent wines from the Northern Rhône Valley in France, a Côte Rôtie, a Cornas and an Hermitage. Our sommelier, Alex Bardsley, will introduce the wines, discussing the wonderful qualities of the Rhone Valley. The guided tasting will be followed by an exceptional Rhone Valley-inspired dinner created by Chef Jacques and his team, accompanied by two wines from the Southern Rhône Valley, a Vacqueyras Blanc and a Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Seating is very limited to allow for social distancing and to let you enjoy a relaxing and delectable five-course Rhône Valley-themed repast. See you there – please remember to sign up early, as this is the last special event before we go on hiatus, to return in early spring to new beginnings!


~ Le Programme ~

Chef Jacques’ Seasonal Canapés (served seated)

Crémant d’Alsace

Guided Rhône Wine Tasting featuring Three Wines from the North

  • Pierre Gaillard, Côte Rôtie 2016
  • Domaine Courbis, Cornas “Les Eygats” 2016
  • Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Hermitage “La Maison Bleue” 2015


Dinner Menu, Featuring Two Wines from the South

Chef’s Amuse Bouche

Sautéed Local Rockfish, Cognac Shrimp Bisque Sauce, Shrimp, Julienne Vegetables

Le Clos des Cazaux, Vacqueyras Blanc “Les Clefs d’Or” 2019

Chef’s Mesclun and Gruyère Cheese Salad, Herb Maison Vinaigrette

Seasonal Sorbet

L’Auberge Chez Francois’ Carré d’Agneau

Grilled Rack of Lamb, Herbs de Provence, Classic Cassoulet, Wilted Spinach

Château Gigognan, Châteauneuf du Pape “Clos du Roi 2016

Chef Pascal’s Classic Mille Feuille Napoleon

Locally-Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney & Sons Fine Teas

$180, excluding tax and gratuity, for a total of $229

Tickets non-refundable. We have a limited number of tables for 4-6 guests. If you would like to reserve a larger table, please make a reservation for two guests and contact the restaurant directly

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 top-rated wines at a special price.

Please call for more information or if event is sold out, it is always worth calling to be added to our waitlist, in case of cancellations.

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  • event
  • wine tasting
  • dinner
  • Rhône

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