Events

Dec
31
Tue
New Year’s Eve 2019 Menu @ Chez Nous
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Happy New Year Chez Nous Style!

Join us for an elegant and delicious dinner to ring out 2019.  The menu*:

Starters

Parsnip Soup   herb pastry straws   10.50

Half Dozen Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell   18.

Champagne Mignonette & Gingered Cocktail Sauces

Organic Mixed Green Salad   14.

Tartare of Beets, Roasted Apple, Walnuts, Apple Cider Vinaigrette

House-made Ballottine of Foie Gras & Truffles with Pain D’Epices  19.

Quince Chutney, Spice Bread Toast

Frog’s Legs Tempura & Escargot Ragout   17.

Garlic & Herb Butter, Tomato, Champagne, Flambée Pastis

 

Main Plates

Roasted ME Lobster in Garlic-Herb Butter   39.

Crispy Arborio Squid Ink Risotto Cake, Spinach

Roasted New Zealand Rack of Lamb    38.

Crispy Polenta with Pancetta 

Braised Navarin of Venison  36.

Mushroom-Stuffed Cabbage, Root Vegetable Mash

Grilled VT Chicken Breast  30.

Crawfish Sauce, House-made Spinach Tortellini

Grilled Creekstone Farms Certified Black Angus Filet Mignon   36.

“Risotto” of Potatoes & Porcini Mushrooms, Roasted Vegetables

Poached MA Cod in Red Wine   30.

Cauliflower Purée, Melted Leeks & Kale, Butternut Squash, Red Wine Sauce

House-made Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini 28.

Pine nuts & Gorgonzola Sauce

 

DESSERTS, $10.50*  gluten-free dessert (or can be)

La Buche de Noël, French Christmas Log Cake Traditional Garnishes

*Chocolate Mousse, Hazelnut Praline Crunch, Chocolate Cake

*Molten Chocolate Cake

House-made Blackberry Soft Serve

Spiced Poached Pear & Fig Croustade

Cidre & Calvados Sabayon, Einkorn Sablée

*Blondie Sundae with Sea Salted Caramel  

Warm Blondie, Rum-Soaked Raisins,

House-made Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream, Whipped Cream

*Butterscotch-Mascarpone Semifreddo

Bananas, Cereal Crunch, Whipped Cream, Caramel

*menu may be subject to change based on availability

Jan
2
Thu
Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! Thursday, January 2 6:30pm Cozy New Year’s Dinner @ Chez Nous
Jan 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Happy New Year! It’s time to relax after holiday chaos and enjoy a delicious, comforting meal.  We will begin with a bubbly Butternut Squash Gratin, followed by a Seafood Stew, and finish with Profiteroles, with a twist! Wines are fantastic Portugese selections, bright and fresh for our new decade.  We can’t wait to enjoy a cozy night with all of you as we move into true winter mode.  $35. food, wine, recipes & a cooking demonstration.  Please call or respond to this email for reservations.  We hope to see you!
Happy Cooking,
Rachel, Franck and the Chez Nous team
Jan
8
Wed
Community Night Wednesday January 8 Dine for Shout Out Loud Productions @ Chez Nous
Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Nights through the winter, Dine at Chez Nous to Support Organizations Working to Improve Lives in the Berkshires

Each evening will be devoted to a different non-profit organization with 15% of the night’s net profit given directly to support their work in our community

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and Shout Out Loud Productions, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization committed to elimination of and education about sex trafficking. Funds raised will go to support Shout Out Loud’s education and training program for law enforcement, service providers and judicial leaders as they communicate, and determine the disposition for individuals who are victims of human trafficking.

Shout Out Loud Productions, Inc., is not-for-profit organization focused on raising global awareness of sex trafficking, socially sanctioned abuse, and poverty in the lives of women, men, and children; through artistic expression, education, advocacy, and collaboration with like-minded individuals and organizations.

Please join us for our Community Nights this winter. Each week we will partner with a local nonprofit to highlight their cause. While we have always partnered with local organizations with different donations, including cooking classes, Chef for a Day, or gift certificates for dinner, recently we have been thinking about how to integrate our work more directly with the community that has supported us for almost 14 years. We are looking forward to giving back by doing what we do best, feeding people!

Here is what you can do to help: bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening out while supporting a good cause. It’s a great combination. In addition, everyone who attends to support Community Night will have their names entered into a raffle for a chance to win a dinner for 2 at one of our popular wine dinners!

Please mark the following nights on your calendar if you would like to enjoy a delicious meal at Chez Nous and take advantage of this easy opportunity to contribute to some of the community organizations doing important work to strengthen the Berkshires and beyond:

January 8: Shout Out Loud Productions, Inc. A nonprofit organization committed to the elimination of, and education about, sex trafficking.

January 15Berkshire Immigrant Center Berkshire Immigrant Center assists individuals and families in making the adjustment to a new land, meeting basic needs, helping them to become participants in our community. The Center builds bridges of understanding across cultures, to fight racism and discrimination in all forms, and to advocate for the rights of immigrants from all backgrounds.

January 22Community Health Programs CHP is the health care home to more than 32,000 Berkshire region residents. Family Services program impact the lives of hundreds of families throughout Berkshire County.

January 29: Soldier On: Catherine A. Doherty Veterans Community Residence The new project in Pittsfield, MA, will provide fourteen affordable one-bedroom supportive housing units in a small community setting, which is best suited for serving female veterans who have experienced higher levels of trauma, including military sexual trauma, post traumatic stress, or residual effects of early childhood trauma.

February 5Community Access to the Arts CATA nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through the arts.

February 12: Berkshire Film & Media Collaborative The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) creates educational, workforce and production opportunities in the film and media industry as an economic initiative for the western Massachusetts region.

February 19 Flying Cloud Institute programs promote creative thinking, problem solving, and mastery learning in STEM discliplines through an integrated approach. They provide children from kindergarten through high school with opportunities to engage in real world experiences under the supervision of professionals in these fields who inspire them to reach their full potential.

February 26 Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention The Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention (BCSP) was established as a regional coalition of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) in 2009 with a mission of reducing self-harm and suicides. The mission of Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention is for everyone to find an alternative to suicide and self-harm, to find relief from unbearable psychological pain, and for our community to meet their needs. BCSP is part of a network of regional coalitions throughout Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

March 4: Music In Common Empowers youth & communities against hate through dialogue, collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance.

Jan
9
Thu
Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! Thursday, January 9 6:30pm North African Couscous @ Chez Nous
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Looking for a warming menu for a cold night?  This week’s Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! will feature authentic North African flavors with a fresh salad with Harissa & Honey Vinaigrette, North African Couscous with Meatballs & house-made Merguez, and finishing with a Citrus Cake.  Southwestern French wines will bring out the sunny flavors we’re craving right now!  $35. food, wine, recipes & a cooking demonstration.  Please call or respond to this email for reservations.  We hope to see you!
Happy Cooking,
Rachel, Franck and the Chez Nous team
Jan
15
Wed
Community Night Wednesday January 15 Dine for Berkshire Immigrant Center @ Chez Nous
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Nights through the winter, Dine at Chez Nous to Support Organizations Working to Improve Lives in the Berkshires

Each evening will be devoted to a different non-profit organization with 15% of the night’s net profit given directly to support their work in our community

 

The mission of the Berkshire Immigrant Center is to assist individuals and families in making the economic, psychological and cultural adjustment to a new land, not only by meeting basic needs, but also by helping them to become active participants in our community. The Center also aims to build bridges of understanding and cooperation across cultures, to fight racism and discrimination in all forms, and to advocate for the rights of immigrants from all backgrounds.

The Center offers comprehensive services for individuals from more than 80 countries to promote civic engagement, facilitate cultural integration, and assist in navigating the complex U.S. immigration system.

Please join us for our Community Nights this winter. Each week we will partner with a local nonprofit to highlight their cause. While we have always partnered with local organizations with different donations, including cooking classes, Chef for a Day, or gift certificates for dinner, recently we have been thinking about how to integrate our work more directly with the community that has supported us for almost 14 years. We are looking forward to giving back by doing what we do best, feeding people!

Here is what you can do to help: bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening out while supporting a good cause. It’s a great combination. In addition, everyone who attends to support Community Night will have their names entered into a raffle for a chance to win a dinner for 2 at one of our popular wine dinners!

Please mark the following nights on your calendar if you would like to enjoy a delicious meal at Chez Nous and take advantage of this easy opportunity to contribute to some of the community organizations doing important work to strengthen the Berkshires and beyond:

January 15Berkshire Immigrant Center Berkshire Immigrant Center assists individuals and families in making the adjustment to a new land, meeting basic needs, helping them to become participants in our community. The Center builds bridges of understanding across cultures, to fight racism and discrimination in all forms, and to advocate for the rights of immigrants from all backgrounds.

January 22Community Health Programs CHP is the health care home to more than 32,000 Berkshire region residents. Family Services program impact the lives of hundreds of families throughout Berkshire County.

January 29: Soldier On: Catherine A. Doherty Veterans Community Residence The new project in Pittsfield, MA, will provide fourteen affordable one-bedroom supportive housing units in a small community setting, which is best suited for serving female veterans who have experienced higher levels of trauma, including military sexual trauma, post traumatic stress, or residual effects of early childhood trauma.

February 5Community Access to the Arts CATA nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through the arts.

February 12: Berkshire Film & Media Collaborative The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) creates educational, workforce and production opportunities in the film and media industry as an economic initiative for the western Massachusetts region.

February 19 Flying Cloud Institute programs promote creative thinking, problem solving, and mastery learning in STEM discliplines through an integrated approach. They provide children from kindergarten through high school with opportunities to engage in real world experiences under the supervision of professionals in these fields who inspire them to reach their full potential.

February 26 Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention The Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention (BCSP) was established as a regional coalition of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) in 2009 with a mission of reducing self-harm and suicides. The mission of Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention is for everyone to find an alternative to suicide and self-harm, to find relief from unbearable psychological pain, and for our community to meet their needs. BCSP is part of a network of regional coalitions throughout Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

March 4: Music In Common Empowers youth & communities against hate through dialogue, collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance.

Jan
17
Fri
Warming Winter Reds Wine Dinner with Steve Dixon, Vineyard Road @ Chez Nous
Jan 17 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a delicious, cozy winter menu featuring wines curated to warm you on a winter night! A great opportunity to tour Europe without leaving the Berkshires.  We hope to see you there!

Warming Winter Reds Wine Dinner

With Steve Dixon, Vineyard Roads Wines

Friday, January 16, 2020 6:15pm

Welcome: Crispy, Spicy Crab Fritter

Pere Mata, Cava Brut Reserva Rose, NV.

Heirloom Einkorn Salad, Olives, Walnuts, Currants, Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Tio Uco, Toro 2017 (Garnacha/Tempranillo)

Duck Confit, Potatoes Sardalaise

Vincent Paris, Crozes-Hermitage, 2018

Grilled Steak Bordelaise, Red Wine & Bone Marrow Sauce

Chateau d’Issan, Le Haut-Medoc d’Issan, 2015

Caramelized Apple Kouign Amann

Domaine Huet, Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu, Moelleux, 2018

$78. per person, excluding tax & gratuity

Jan
22
Wed
Community Night Wednesday January 22 Dine for Community Health Programs @ Chez Nous
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Nights through the winter, Dine at Chez Nous to Support Organizations Working to Improve Lives in the Berkshires

Each evening will be devoted to a different non-profit organization with 15% of the night’s net profit given directly to support their work in our community

 

CHP is the health care home to more than 32,000 Berkshire region residents. Our Family Services program continues to impact the lives of hundreds of young families throughout Southern Berkshire County.

Please join us for our Community Nights this winter. Each week we will partner with a local nonprofit to highlight their cause. While we have always partnered with local organizations with different donations, including cooking classes, Chef for a Day, or gift certificates for dinner, recently we have been thinking about how to integrate our work more directly with the community that has supported us for almost 14 years. We are looking forward to giving back by doing what we do best, feeding people!

Here is what you can do to help: bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening out while supporting a good cause. It’s a great combination. In addition, everyone who attends to support Community Night will have their names entered into a raffle for a chance to win a dinner for 2 at one of our popular wine dinners!

Please mark the following nights on your calendar if you would like to enjoy a delicious meal at Chez Nous and take advantage of this easy opportunity to contribute to some of the community organizations doing important work to strengthen the Berkshires and beyond:

January 15Berkshire Immigrant Center Berkshire Immigrant Center assists individuals and families in making the adjustment to a new land, meeting basic needs, helping them to become participants in our community. The Center builds bridges of understanding across cultures, to fight racism and discrimination in all forms, and to advocate for the rights of immigrants from all backgrounds.

January 22Community Health Programs CHP is the health care home to more than 32,000 Berkshire region residents. Family Services program impact the lives of hundreds of families throughout Berkshire County.

January 29: Soldier On: Catherine A. Doherty Veterans Community Residence The new project in Pittsfield, MA, will provide fourteen affordable one-bedroom supportive housing units in a small community setting, which is best suited for serving female veterans who have experienced higher levels of trauma, including military sexual trauma, post traumatic stress, or residual effects of early childhood trauma.

February 5Community Access to the Arts CATA nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through the arts.

February 12: Berkshire Film & Media Collaborative The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) creates educational, workforce and production opportunities in the film and media industry as an economic initiative for the western Massachusetts region.

February 19 Flying Cloud Institute programs promote creative thinking, problem solving, and mastery learning in STEM discliplines through an integrated approach. They provide children from kindergarten through high school with opportunities to engage in real world experiences under the supervision of professionals in these fields who inspire them to reach their full potential.

February 26 Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention The Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention (BCSP) was established as a regional coalition of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) in 2009 with a mission of reducing self-harm and suicides. The mission of Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention is for everyone to find an alternative to suicide and self-harm, to find relief from unbearable psychological pain, and for our community to meet their needs. BCSP is part of a network of regional coalitions throughout Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

March 4: Music In Common Empowers youth & communities against hate through dialogue, collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance.

Jan
24
Fri
Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! Friday, January 24 6:30pm Vegan, Asian Menu @ Chez Nous
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

We hope that you will join us, we’ll be doing a Manger! Boire! menu as usual on Friday night and this week we’re going all-vegan and all-Asian.  We will start with Vegetarian Maki Rolls, and after we are going to make home-made udon noodles for a hearty and satisfying Noodle Soup with Tofu & Kimchee.  For dessert, a serious “Midnight Special” chocolate “cream” pie.  As always, $35. for wine, food, recipes and a cooking demonstration. On January 30th we will begin our exploration of the cuisine of chef Joel Robuchon, first with a traditional dinner (this dinner will not be vegan ;-)) and then with a modern interpretation.  In between those weeks, on Feb. 6, Framingham brewers from Jack’s Abbey will come and host a 4-course Beer Dinner with us.
Jan
29
Wed
Community Night Wednesday January 29 Dine for Soldier On: Women’s Residency Program @ Chez Nous
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Nights through the winter, Dine at Chez Nous to Support Organizations Working to Improve Lives in the Berkshires

Each evening will be devoted to a different non-profit organization with 15% of the night’s net profit given directly to support their work in our community

The women’s program at Soldier On has been providing services to women veterans since 2005. We foster a supportive environment of peers as women prepare for their transition to independent or family life. The program provides our women veterans with a safe, structured environment that gives them a chance to regain a stable footing after returning from active duty.

Please join us for our Community Nights this winter. Each week we will partner with a local nonprofit to highlight their cause. While we have always partnered with local organizations with different donations, including cooking classes, Chef for a Day, or gift certificates for dinner, recently we have been thinking about how to integrate our work more directly with the community that has supported us for almost 14 years. We are looking forward to giving back by doing what we do best, feeding people!

Here is what you can do to help: bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening out while supporting a good cause. It’s a great combination. In addition, everyone who attends to support Community Night will have their names entered into a raffle for a chance to win a dinner for 2 at one of our popular wine dinners!

Please mark the following nights on your calendar if you would like to enjoy a delicious meal at Chez Nous and take advantage of this easy opportunity to contribute to some of the community organizations doing important work to strengthen the Berkshires and beyond:

 

January 29: Soldier On: Catherine A. Doherty Veterans Community Residence The new project in Pittsfield, MA, will provide fourteen affordable one-bedroom supportive housing units in a small community setting, which is best suited for serving female veterans who have experienced higher levels of trauma, including military sexual trauma, post traumatic stress, or residual effects of early childhood trauma.

February 5Community Access to the Arts CATA nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through the arts.

February 12: Berkshire Film & Media Collaborative The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) creates educational, workforce and production opportunities in the film and media industry as an economic initiative for the western Massachusetts region.

February 19 Flying Cloud Institute programs promote creative thinking, problem solving, and mastery learning in STEM discliplines through an integrated approach. They provide children from kindergarten through high school with opportunities to engage in real world experiences under the supervision of professionals in these fields who inspire them to reach their full potential.

February 26 Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention The Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention (BCSP) was established as a regional coalition of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) in 2009 with a mission of reducing self-harm and suicides. The mission of Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention is for everyone to find an alternative to suicide and self-harm, to find relief from unbearable psychological pain, and for our community to meet their needs. BCSP is part of a network of regional coalitions throughout Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

March 4: Music In Common Empowers youth & communities against hate through dialogue, collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance.

May 20: Railroad St. Youth Project RSYP’s professional staff pairs youth-generated ideas with community resources, empowering youth to create and oversee a wide range of innovative, life-changing projects. Unmatched in mission and scope, RSYP excels in helping youth find their voice and realize the benefits of their commitment to themselves and their community.

May 27: WAM Theatre THEATRE FOR EVERYONE THAT BENEFITS WOMEN AND GIRLS. WAM Theatre is a professional theatre company in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Their vision is to create opportunity for women and girls, theatre as philanthropy.

Jan
30
Thu
Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! Friday, January 30 6:30pm Joel Robuchon Menu @ Chez Nous
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

We hope that you will join us, this week’s menu is inspired by the great French chef Joel Robuchon: a Creamy Mushroom & Lentil Soup, followed by a Parsley-Crusted Roast Leg of Lamb & Robuchon’s famous ultra-ultimate Mashed Potatoes.  For dessert, an elegant Dark Chocolate Tart. Then, on Thursday, Feb. 13, we are going to revisit this menu and put our own, modern interpretation on it: a Mushroom & Lentil Pate, a 7-hr roasted & pressed Leg of Lamb with crispy Potato Fondant, and a Dark Chocolate Flan.  Both menus will be accompanied by French wines.  Each menu is, as always, $35. for food, wine, recipes & a cooking demonstration.