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What's Behind The Bubbles? Champagne Tasting And Dinner

Thu, February 9, 2023 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

L'Auberge Chez François
332 Springvale Road
Great Falls, Virginia 22180
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Cost: $230 (excluding tax and gratuity), for a total of $295 per person.

Scintillating, sensuous Champagne, magical and mysterious. Most Champagnes are blends of two or three grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, but what do each of these contribute to the wine? Let’s find out! Please join us Thursday, February 9th, for an exciting and revealing Champagne tasting and dinner experience at L’Auberge Chez François. Guests will be greeted with Chef Jacques’ seasonal hors d’oeuvres and a glass of rare pinot noir from the Côteaux Champenois.

Our head sommelier, Alex Bardsley, will lead us thru a pre-dinner tasting flight of three excellent, single-varietal Champagnes, to compare and contrast the three main varieties used to create Champagne. The tasting will be followed by a luscious dinner accompanied by two more excellent Champagnes; a Brut and a Brut Rosé. Chef Jacques’ menu will elevate the experience and make you wonder why you don’t enjoy Champagne with dinner more often, and not just as an aperitif. So invite someone special for a wonderful evening of Champagne and cuisine at L’Auberge Chez Francois.

Chef Jacques’ Seasonal Hors d’oeuvres

R Dumont & Fils “La Voie Chanay” Coteaux Champenois 2018

Single Varietal Champagne Tasting Flight:

  • Drappier, Blanc de Blancs Signature
  • Philipponnat, Blanc de Noirs Brut
  • Laherte Freres, Extra Brut Les Vignes d’Autrefois 2018

Le Menu:

Corbeille à Pain (Bread Basket)

Multi Grain & Sourdough Breads, Local Butter

Maine Lobster Martini with Osetra Caviar, Crème Fraîche

Taittinger Brut La Française

Lemon Sorbet

L’Auberge Chez François Seasonal Salad, Maison Vinaigrette

Poached Arctic Char in an Aromatic Broth, Smoked Salmon Caviar, Beurre Blanc Sauce, Roasted Beet Purée

Laurent-Perrier Brut Cuvée Rosé

L’Auberge Chez François Famous Raspberry Soufflé, Raspberry Sauce

Julius Meinl Coffee, Harney & Sons Fine Teas

Event Price: $230.00 (excluding tax and gratuity), for a total of $295.00 per person.

Please remember to sign up early, as seating is very limited. If event is sold out, please call to be added to our wait list . 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. All the wines will be available to purchase at special pricing this evening.


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