L’Auberge Chez Francois

Saturday night my parents took boyf and I out for a fabulous meal and to celebrate our engagement at L’Auberge Chez Francois, a fancy French restaurant that they go to when they are celebrating their anniversary.

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Seriously, could this place get ANY cuter?!?

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I love the atmosphere. So French countryside!

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I started off with a raspberry cordial/champagne drink and then switched over to Pinot Noir. I also enjoyed some amazing bread and cheese. It was a night to celebrate and enjoy!

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Cheers at the table. With boyf, my brother, mom and dad!

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My dad was excited about the menu!

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Love at the table.

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For the appetizer I had a warm Roquefort cheese and candied Anjou pears with a touch of cinnamon and Calvados on a puff pastry tar

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After the appetizer they brought by a fresh spinach quiche

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Boyf enjoyed the Lobster Bisque soup and my brother had the French Onion soup. I tasted both and they were delish!

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In between courses, boyf and I checked out the outside scenery. It was so pretty! I love the red tables and chairs.

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Next up we had some good salads. I had a regular green salad, boyf had the tomato salad and my brother had the Caesar salad.

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Then we cleansed our palates with some sorbet.

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For the main event, boyf and I shared the châteaubriand which was a meal for two, with assorted fresh vegetables, béarnaise and truffle sauce, served tableside

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After that massive meal it was time for dessert! I ALWAYS save room for dessert! The waiter brought over some meringue as a complimentary dessert for our engagement celebration. 

va trip 077   Gazing into each others eyes. Haha.

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And THEN came the dessert we actually ordered. I got the raspberry soufflé. Drooooool

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Some other desserts on the table.

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And THEN the waiter brought by some complementary champagne to celebrate some more! Cheers!

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Another photo op!

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And then I showed off my bling to the table over and over again!

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It was the perfect way to celebrate our engagement with my family.

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More Love.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Betsy October 12, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Omg! Joe and I went here for his 18th birthday 4 years ago when I was still at GMU. One of my aunts lives about 2 min from there. I LOVED this restaurant! We still talk about it as one of the best nights ever! Glad you had a nice time there. 🙂

  • Reply Quinn October 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I LOVE Chez Francois! My family's been going since I was knee-high to a grasshopper for special events! Looks like a great night out with your family!

  • Reply Genesis October 12, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    you guys are so cute! total drool over your dessert!

  • Reply amanda October 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    yay for engagement dinners. you always go to such neat places! the place looks ADORABLE!

  • Reply Lindsay October 12, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    That place looks so cute! Your meal looks delicious!

  • Reply Just Me October 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Guess what you keep saying boyf… he isn't your boyf anymore, he is your fiance!! Congratulations, that place does look amazing btw!

  • Reply Texan Couture October 12, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Chez Francois looks like such a cute place! And the food looks delicious!

  • Reply Carissa October 13, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Oh wow, that meal looks like it was out of this world! You've made me very hungry! haha It looks like you all had such a nice time 🙂

  • Reply Sarah October 13, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    ok! we need to plan a meet up next time you're in my neck of the woods – l'auberge is not far from me at all. hubby and i both work in tysons corner/mclean 😉

    I love L'Auberge and the only time we've been is when my parents took hubby and I to celebrate my mother & I's birthday (we're 3 days apart). EXPENSIVE fo sho'

    We actually went to a really nice restaurant to celebrate our 1 yr anniv last night: Chef Geoff's in Tysons Corner – classy, nice and not nearly as expensive as we thought it would be – fantastic food!!!!

    ahhhhhhh the souffle totally doesn't compare to chez francois's tho! i was disappointed

    oh tip, i know its tradition to freeze part of your wedding cake to eat on your 1 yr anniv – DON'T DO THIS. just plan to buy a small cake on your anniv instead from the same bakery in the same flavors – seriously.

    hubby convinced me that freezing the cake for 1 year wouldn't be too bad – the cake tasted gross!!! we were disappointed 🙁

  • Reply Charm City Kim October 13, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Cute! And dude – get used to that pose (flashing your ring). You will see it in just about every photo imagineable. 🙂 I think I still manage to position myself so that my ring shows in all pictures.

  • Reply Meredith (Pursuing Balance) October 14, 2009 at 1:24 am

    That's so cute that you went to the same restaurant where your parents celebrate their anniversaries!

  • Reply Andrea (Off Her Cork) October 14, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Love it! What a fun evening and the food looks fabbo!

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