Friday, 12:00–2:00, Apr. 27
L'Auberge Chez Francois restaurant
332 Springvale Road, Great Falls.
Coordinator: Judy Sapienza
Event limit: 36
Oo la la! The best of the best! Lunch in an authentic French farmhouse setting. Award winning Executive Chef Jacques Haeringer will introduce us to French cuisine extraordinaire. We will enjoy a lovely French lunch in the garden room at L'Auberge Chez Francois. It will begin with organic mesclun salad with vinaigrette dressing. Main courses include sautéed fresh trout with toasted almonds, beef bourguignon, grilled organic chicken breast with spaetzle and mushrooms, or grilled vegetables Napoleon with herb tomato coulis. Dessert is a choice of sour cream cheesecake with raspberry coulis or dark chocolate tart with vanilla ice cream. Coffee or tea is included, and a cash bar is available for other beverages. The fee of $45, payable to OLLI at the time of registration, includes food, coffee or tea, and tip. Registration for this event is on a first-come, first served basis.
Jacques Haeringer continues the tradition of his late father Papa Francois, who came from France and opened L'Auberge Chez Francois in 1975. The dining rooms are filled with Haeringer family heirlooms and murals depicting scenes of Haeringer's birthplace, Obernai, France. Today, L'Auberge Chez Francois is much the same as when it was first opened.