Posts Tagged ‘L’Auberge Chez Francois’

Y&H Dining Guide by the Day: L’Auberge Chez François

Jacques Haeringer’s favorite punch line used to go something like this: “Maybe in 40 years, I can retire.” He never had to provide the setup, which was understood: Haeringer’s father, François, was a machine of a man who, even at 91, continued to run his namesake Great Falls restaurant with his own style and single-minded […]

Chef François Haeringer Dies at Age 91

UPDATED 3:50 p.m. 4/4 François Haeringer, the fearsomely proud Alsatian who gave the area a taste of his native cuisine for decades at L'Auberge Chez Francois, died yesterday afternoon at Reston Hospital Center after suffering a fall earlier in the week. He was 91 years old and still working daily in his restaurant. "While doing […]

With Jacques Haeringer Back in the Kitchen, L’Auberge Begins Lunch Service

Earlier this week, I received an e-mail informing me that Jacques Haeringer, the "Chef de Cuisine of the legendary Great Falls, Virginia restaurant, L’Auberge Chef François," would be appearing on the Today show. The morning show appearance was well and good, but the news that caught my attention was that Haeringer was apparently cooking again […]

What Is François Haeringer’s Secret to Living a Long Life?

It's a question, no matter how trite and stupid it sounds, that you have to ask a 90-year-old who still shows up for work every day: What's the secret to living a long, active life? When I put the question to François Haeringer, the founding chef/owner of L'Auberge Chez François and the subject of this week's Young & […]

The Key to Chez François’ Long Success? Dropping the French Stuffiness.

For this week's Young & Hungry column, I spent part of the afternoon with François Haeringer, the 90-year-old owner and founding chef of L'Auberge Chez François, the French country restaurant in Great Falls that can trace its roots back to 1954 in downtown D.C. In reporting the story, I spoke with Mark Furstenberg, the master […]

How François Haeringer Learned to Make Boston Clam Chowder

If you want to learn how to make Boston clam chowder, all you have to do is turn on the Food Network or wander over to Borders and browse through the American regional cookbook section. Or, hell, just type the words into Google and watch the recipes and videos stream into your home. When François Haeringer, […]