I have been privileged to treat patients in our community for many years.  As all of you know, I am a huge supporter of Historic Downtown Fredericksburg and its shops and restaurants.

Over the years, my favorite downtown restaurant is La Petite Auberge at 311 William Street.  Owner/Chef Christian Renault and his son Chef Raymond Renault have created a fine dining oasis serving traditional French cuisine combined with a diverse wine list.  Both the menu and the atmosphere embrace the “savoir-vivre” of great food, amazing atmosphere, and good friends.

Not only is the food outstanding, but the ambiance is warm and the staff and service wonderful.  Among my personal favorite dishes are the Herb Crusted Salmon with Wild Mushroom Risotto, Veal Scallopines Cordon Bleu, Tournedos aux Champignons, and Tournedos au Poivre Vert.

The dining room is beautiful and features ever-changing displays of local artists.  The less formal lounge is furnished with checkered tablecloths, a beautiful bar and posters featuring everyone from the Beatles to Christian playing guitar.  Music – usually a trio with Christian on guitar – is in the lounge most Wednesday evenings.  You will love the restaurant! Talk to Sherry, the hostess, and tell them Dr. Willhide sent you.  Their phone # is 540-371-2727, or you may visit them on the web at:  www.lapetiteaubergefred.com  Enjoy!

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