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 chezlauberge@aol.com with any special requests. 

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

Devils Backbone Craft Beer Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon

Price: $95.00

Date: April 11, 2015

Saturday April 11, 2015  11:00 AM

Join Chef Jacques Haeringer of L’Auberge Chez François and April Anderson of Virginia’s award winning Devils Backbone Brewing Company for an entertaining cooking demonstration and craft beer luncheon.

The event includes a cooking demonstration hosted by Chef Jacques, followed by a five-course luncheon, each course paired with special craft beers by Devils Backbone.  Senior Brewer April Anderson will be on hand to present and discuss each beer pairing.  Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase the featured craft beers at a very special price.  

Classic Caramelized Onion Soup paired with Vienna Lager

Our Artisan Spring Salad with Housemade Vinaigrette Dressing paired with Striped Bass Pale Ale

Trail Angel Weiss Sorbet

Carbonnade of Black Angus Beef with “Papa’s Favorite” House made Spätzle and Organic Root Vegetables paired with Dark Abby Belgian Dubbel

Layered Valrhona White and Dark Chocolate Symphony Gateau paired with Schwartzbier Black Lager

Gillette’s Locally Roasted Coffee and a Selection of Harney and Sons Premium Teas

As always, we are able to accommodate dietary concerns, given advanced notice. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com with any special requests.

$95.00 Inclusive
Price includes the cooking demonstration, luncheon and paired beers, written recipes for the home chef, raffle prizes, taxes and gratuities

We are sorry but this event has reached the maximum number of attendees!

Allegrini Estates Wine Dinner

Price: $150.00

Date: April 15, 2015

Wednesday April 15, 2015 6:30 PM

Please join us for a tasting of exceptional wines from Allegrini Estates, Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM.  The winery is located in Fumane di Valpolicella, just north of Verona in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy.  The Allegrini family have been involved in winemaking since the 16th century, but it is the innovations of the last two generations that have brought them acclaim.  The late Giovanni Allegrini and his children Marilisa and Franco have continued to challenge local traditions and accepted techniques in their pursuit of quality, which has been recognized with numerous Tre Bicchieri awards.  More recently, they established the Poggio al Tesoro estate further west in Tuscany, where they make elegant red wines from Bordeaux varietals and a fine white Vermentino.

Chef Jacques' Hors d’oeuvres
(Assorted House Made Patés, Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Parmesan Puff Pastry Straws)
Solo Sole, Vermentino 2013

Alaskan Salmon Poached in an Spring Minestrone
Valpolicella 2013

Veal Scaloppini with Porcini Mushroom and Roasted Asparagus
Palazzo Della Torre 2010

Venison Chop, Roebuck Sauce, Polenta Spring Vegetable Gâteau
Sondraia Bolgheri 2011
Amarone 2009

Strawberry Sabayon

$150.00,  inclusive

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

Cherry Blossom Celebration Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon

Price: $125.00

Date: April 17, 2015

Friday April 17, 2015  11:00 AM

Join Chef Jacques Haeringer at the award-winning L’Auberge Chez François for one of our entertaining cooking demonstrations combined with a delightful meal. At each event, Jacques will share his passion for classic and contemporary French cuisine by teaching expert cooking techniques and tricks of the trade, and sharing recipes for the home chef, after which our guests will enjoy a five-course luncheon, paired with three fine wines. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase these wines at a special price as well. Private cooking demonstrations at lunch or dinner may also be arranged, to celebrate a special occasion with family, friends or colleagues.

Chef Jacques' Cooking Demo
Acrobat Pinot Gris 2013

Bay Scallops and Oregon Morel Mushroom Gratin
Scott Estate Chardonnay 2012

La Salade de L’Auberge with Housemade Vinaigrette
Fresh Raspberry Sorbet

Herbs de Provence Crusted Roasted Rack of Spring Lamb with Lamb Jus, Chef Jacques' Gratin Dauphinois, and Root Vegetable Purée
Seven Falls Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Fresh Lime Tart with Housemade Lime Herb Sorbet

As always, we are able to accommodate dietary concerns, given advanced notice. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com with any special requests.

$125.00 Inclusive

Price includes the cooking demonstration, luncheon and paired wines, written recipes for the home chef, raffle prizes, taxes and gratuities. 

Vive la France - An Evening of Parisian Music

Price: $135.00

Date: April 30, 2015

L’Auberge Chez François debuts an all-new “Musique et Cuisine” series beginning with world-famous French accordionist Jacques Pellarin.  Please join Chef Jacques for two very special evenings of Parisian music and a classically inspired 6-course menu with French wine pairings on April 30th and May 1st, as we welcome back Jacques Pellarin and his lovely wife and lifelong muse, Corinne.  For over 27 years, charming virtuoso accordionist Jacques Pellarin has brought the sounds of the French countryside to all corners of the globe. With eight albums and multiple world tours, he has shared his French cinema-inspired accordion compositions with world-wide audiences.  Chef Jacques says “What a great way to kick off our new "Musique et Cuisine" series at L’Auberge Chez François with Jacques Pellarin.  I have always had a special fondness for the accordion, as I too learned the accordion at a very young age, and enjoy reliving the lively popular music and sounds of France.”  French magazine Le Progrès said: “They bring back almost a century of the traditional French 'chanson' songs like those of Édith Piaf, Yves Montand and Francis Lemarque. With just voice and accordion, Jacques & Co captivate audiences and transport them to the dance halls and street side cafés of France's yesteryears!”   

 

Thursday April 30th, 2015-7:00 PM 

  
Chef Jacques' Amuse Bouche
Chateau de Villelongue Crémant de Limoux

 Papa François’s Classic L’Oignon Gratinée-Onion Soup
 Chateau d’Orschwihr Riesling d’Alsace 2013  

Organic Mesclun Salad from Chef Jacques’ Garden with Housemade Vinaigrette    
Jacques’ Housemade Sorbet

Classic Beef Bourguignon with Housemade Spaetzles and Garden Vegetables 
Pierre Andre Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2012 

 L’Auberge Chez François’ Mousse au Valrhona Chocolat    

 $135.00, all inclusive 

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

 

 

Vive la France - An Evening of Parisian Music

Price: $150.00

Date: May 1, 2015

L’Auberge Chez François debuts an all-new “Musique et Cuisine” series beginning with world-famous French accordionist Jacques Pellarin.  Please join Chef Jacques for two very special evenings of Parisian music and a classically inspired 6-course menu with French wine pairings on April 30th and May 1st, as we welcome back Jacques Pellarin and his lovely wife and lifelong muse, Corinne.  For over 27 years, charming virtuoso accordionist Jacques Pellarin has brought the sounds of the French countryside to all corners of the globe. With eight albums and multiple world tours, he has shared his French cinema-inspired accordion compositions with world-wide audiences.  Chef Jacques says “What a great way to kick off our new "Musique et Cuisine" series at L’Auberge Chez François with Jacques Pellarin.  I have always had a special fondness for the accordion, as I too learned the accordion at a very young age, and enjoy reliving the lively popular music and sounds of France.” French magazine Le Progrès said: “They bring back almost a century of the traditional French 'chanson' songs like those of Édith Piaf, Yves Montand and Francis Lemarque.  With just voice and accordion, Jacques & Co captivate audiences and transport them to the dance halls and street side cafés of France's yesteryears!”   

Friday May 1st, 2015-7:00 PM

Chef Jacques' Amuse Bouche
Mader Cremant d’Alsace

Le Bisque de Homard-Classic Lobster Bisque
Claude Branger Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur Lie 2013

Organic Mesclun Salad from Chef Jacques’ own Gardens with Housemade Vinaigrette
Chef Jacques’ Housemade Sorbet

Sole de la Manche Sautée Meunière, Crab, et Champignons
Fresh Dover Sole Sautéed with Crab, Mushrooms and Tomato Concassé 
Domaine La Soufrandise Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes 2013

Papa François’ Gâteau de Framboise
Raspberry Mousse Cake

$150.00, all inclusive

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

We are sorry but this event has reached the maximum number of attendees!