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SUMMER. SUPPER. SOMM - L’Auberge Chez Francois

Event Date

Thursday, August 11, 2022
6:00pm - 9:00pm

“Garden-to-Table Tomato Jubilee Extravaganza” Wine Tasting & Seven-Course Dinner Featuring Barboursville Wines “Summer. Supper. Somm” Heirloom Tomato Dinner Series

A collaboration between Barboursville Vineyards, Village Garden RVA and local restaurants— L’Auberge Chez Francois is excited to host one of the SUMMER • SUPPER • SOMM Dinners. 

La Grande Tente Terrace – Very Exclusive Seating

The heirloom tomato is a hallmark of the season… and L’Auberge Chez Francois is a benchmark of seasonal dining.
Join us for a celebration via collaboration – farmer, winemaker, chef – centered around vine-ripened summer tomatoes.

Summer | Supper | Somm is an extraordinary dinner series featuring 21 of the region’s top chefs and producers.  Click here for more info!

The series comes to L’Auberge Chez Francois on Thursday, August 11th at 6:00pm just in perfect time for an outdoor celebration, as we have just been named one of  Open Table’s Top 100 Restaurants in America for Outdoor Dining!

Join us for an evening of fabulous Virginia wine and delectable “fruit of the summer” cuisine offered on our covered garden terrace 40ft x 55ft Grande Tente, complete with cooling fans, café bistro lighting, and pastoral views of our six acres, two on-site gardens, koi pond, and blooming flowers.

The evening begins with Chef’s seasonal hors d’oeuvres (think tomatoes) and a crisp glass of Barboursville Brut Rosé Cuvée 1814. Next, we will sit down to a guided tasting of three exceptional Barboursville wines led by Barboursville Estate Director Luca Paschina. Tomatoes from our Chef’s garden and from Village Garden RVA (named “the most delicious tomatoes in the country,” by Food & Wine Magazine) will be served on a menu paired with fine wines from Barboursville Vineyards, one of Virginia’s most honored wineries. 

Come break bread with Village Garden founder David Hunsaker and Barboursville Estate Director Luca Paschina, and mais oui but of course, our own Chef Jacques and team. Limited seating; early reservations are encouraged. Merci beaucoup and see you there!
Chef Jacques’ Seasonal Canapés (with Heirloom Tomatoes)
Barboursville Brut Rosé “Cuvée 1814”

Guided Barboursville Pre-Dinner Tasting Flight with Barboursville Estate Director Luca Paschina

-Barboursville Nascent, 2018
-Barboursville Cabernet Franc Reserve, 2020
-Barboursville Octagon, 2018

“Summer. Supper. Somm” Menu Dégustation
Garden Fresh Heirloom Gazpacho, Maine Lobster, Purple Basil
Barboursville Vermentino Reserve

Chef Jacques’ and Village Garden Heirloom Tomato Salad with Housemade Vinegrette and Garden Herbs
Seasonal Citrus Sorbet
Garden Tomato and Herb Crusted Local Sauteed Rockfish, Capers, Chef’s Garden Seasonal Vegetables
Barboursville Fiano Reserve, 2020

Local Blueberry Custard Tarte, Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream
Barboursville Philéo Moscato NV

Julius Meinl Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney & Sons Premium Teas
Event Price: $160.00 (excludes tax and gratuity) for a total of $205.00 per person.

Tickets are non-refundable. To register, purchase tickets below or call us at (703) 759-3800. We are happy to accommodate dietary reactions so all may join in on our culinary experiences. Please email or call 703-759-3800 with special requests and to join our wait list. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a very special price this evening.

For interviews and additional intel, contact Jason Tesauro <> and follow  @summersuppersomm.


Other SUMMER • SUPPER • SOMM Dinners:

Tue 6/28 • Co•co•dri•lo
Thu 6/30 • East Coast Provisions 
Wed 7/6 • River City Roll 
Fri 7/9 • Village Garden RVA
Mon 7/11 • Lillie Pearl
Wed 7/13 • Heritage
Thu 7/14 • The Roosevelt
Tue 7/19 • Southbound
Wed 7/20 • Saison
Fri 7/22 • Lemaire Restaurant
Thu 7/28 • JewFro
Tue 8/2 • Shagbark RVA
Sun 8/14 • The Shack VA


332 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
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Event Fee

$205 (all-inclusive)


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