About Us

Le Vieux Logis, translated as “The Old Lodge,” was originally named for a famous inn located in the Dordogne region of France. Dordogne is known for its verdant valleys and countryside and the inn offered intimacy and fine food to travelers in the region. Now under new ownership in Bethesda, Le Vieux Logis brings French country charm to the local area featuring seasonal specialties influenced by our own bounty of the DC Metro area.

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New ownership :
As new owners, Christian and Christa Gautrois have re-energized Le Vieux Logis, making it a family run restaurant featuring the flavors and vitality of the Champagne region of France. Christa has opened the interior of Le Vieux Logis – creating a pleasing space and inviting guests to sit down and enjoy the evening. The atmosphere is relaxing, yet vital, and full of promise. Chef Gautrois has followed his heart in owning his own restaurant and developing his personal style of French Country tradition, showcasing his favorite dishes at Le Vieux Logis. Gautrois has re-created the menu – now featuring the seasonal bounty of Maryland’s agricultural and fishing industries.
Recent reviews beg former customers to return and treat themselves to a new discovery. And the excitement of flavorful French country recipes and featured wines offer new customers the promise of a favorite destination to be.

About the Chef :
While his roots are in Paris, London and Oleron, France, Chef Gautrois brings variety, passion and skilled craftsmanship to Le Vieux Logis in Bethesda. Recent experience includes executive chef positions at notable restaurants through the DC Metro area, including Praline in Bethesda, Les Folies Brasserie in Annapolis, MD and Gerard’s Place in Washington DC.
At oft-reviewed Praline, known for its fragile pastries, tarts, chocolate cakes and lovely creams, Gautrois excelled in vibrant but satisfying flavors. As Executive Chef at Les Folies Brasserie, the French country inspired food brought recognition for the restaurant that was well known throughout the region. And at Gerard’s Place, Christian Gautrois created French fare that impressed diners and brought travelers in from the eastern shore.
Earlier in his career, Gautrois was also executive chef at Le Bergerie in Alexandria, Le Relais in Great Falls, and at Maison Blanche in DC. During the 1980s, Chef Gautrois worked as chef or line cook for various established French restaurants in our area and in Houston, Texas. Before coming to the states, Gautrois worked as a chef at various restaurants throughout France and London.
Education :
Chef Gautrois was educated at the Ecole Superior De Cuisine in Paris, France where he learned traditional French cuisine from soup to desserts.
Awards :
Gautrois received the Silver medal of 16’h, Salon of Culinary of Arts First prize in Culinary School Contest, Participation in the 35th Prosper Montagne in the USA Participation and Finalist of the 38th Prosper Montagne in the USA and France.