Cooking Demonstrations & Wine Dinners

Chef Jacques Cooking DemoJoin Chef Jacques Haeringer at the award winning L’Auberge Chez François for an entertaining cooking demonstration and delightful meal. Jacques will share his passion for classic and contemporary French cuisine and teach expert cooking techniques and tricks of the trade followed by fine food and wine.

Each event, hosted at L’Auberge Chez François, includes a cooking demonstration hosted by Chef Jacques, followed by a five-course luncheon, paired with three fine wines, recipes for the home chef, paired with three fine wines. A Vintner will be on hand to present and discuss each wine paring, and patrons will have an opportunity to purchase the paired wines at a very special price.

As always, we will be able to accommodate dietary concerns, given advanced notice.  Please email me at with any special requests. 

Prices include the demonstration, luncheon/dinner with fine wines, written recipes for the home chef, and                                                                                        all taxes and gratuities.

Rhone Valley Wine Dinner

Price: $125.00

Date: November 5, 2014

Wednesday November 5, 2014 6:30 PM

Please join us Wednesday November 5th for another evening in our series of sommelier-curated wine dinners, featuring the wines of the Rhône Valley. Sommelier Alex Bardsley AIWS has selected wines to demonstrate how the differences of climate, topography and grape variety between the Northern and Southern Rhône Valley are expressed in the glass. What the Rhône wines may all have in common, though, is a greater exuberance than the more delicate sensuality of Burgundy or the more cerebral pleasure of Bordeaux.

Hors d’oeuvres
Marlène et Nicolas Chevalier, Crozes-Hermitage Blanc “Les Pends” 2013

Medley of Seafood in a Saffron Sauce
Domaine des Sénéchaux, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2010

Warm Paté en Croute
Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux, Gigondas “Tour Sarrasine” 2011

Lamb Tenderloin, Celery Root Galette
Domaine Lionnet, Cornas “Terres Brûlées” 2007

Caramelized Apple Crème Brûlée
Domaine des Bernardins, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2011

$125.00, all inclusive

We are happy to accommodate any dietary concerns so all may join the festivities. 

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Franciscan Estate Wine Dinner

Price: $125.00

Date: November 13, 2014

Thursday November 13, 2014  6:30 PM

Please join us for a tasting of excellent wines from Franciscan Estate Winery, located in the Oakville region of Napa Valley.  Established in 1973, Franciscan Estate is focused on the meticulous principles of small-lot winemaking and pursuit of capturing the supreme expression of the land.  Franciscan Estate is dedicated to exploring, developing and mastering artisanal techniques to create the perfect glass of wine in every vintage.

Hors d’oeuvres
Franciscan Equilibrium 2013

Sautéed Seabass with Fennel Fondue
Franciscan Cuvée Sauvage Chardonnay 2012

Grilled Quail with Merlot Glaze
Franciscan Merlot 2011

Herb Crusted Filet Mignon, Scalloped Potatoes
Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Franciscan Magnificat 2011

Pumpkin Mousse Cake with Cranberry Coulis

$125.00, all inclusive

We are happy to accommodate any dietary concerns so all may join the festivities.