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.

Soliste Cellars Wine Dinner with Vigneron Claude Koeberle

Price: $150.00

Date: March 11, 2015

Wednesday March 11, 2015 6:30 PM

Please join us for another in our series of sommelier-curated wine dinners on Wednesday March 11, 2015 when we will feature the exceptional wines of Soliste Cellars.

What happens when a renowned French chef makes wine in California? After Claude's friend Don Plumley challenged him,
“You are always complaining about California wine, so here is a chance to do what you want,” the two established Soliste.
Inspired by French heros such as Didier Dagueneau and Henri Jayer, as well as “pre-Parker” California bottlings like those 
of Joseph Swan, Mt. Eden and Hanzell Vineyards, Claude Koeberle is committed to discovering and expressing specific terroirs
through wine. The result is wines of precision and balance that are not typically Californian, except in the quality of the fruit.
Claude is a fascinating speaker (listen to his interview on, and the event promises to be remarkable.

Menu de Dégustation:

Hors d’oeuvres
(Housemade Country Patés, Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Goose Rillettes, Parmesan Puff Pastry Straws)
Sauvignon Blanc “Lune et Soleil” 2013, Lake County Danish

Lemon Sole and Organic Shitake Mushroom Gratinée
Chardonnay “L'Age d'Or” 2011, Russian River Valley

Roast Pork Loin Stuffed with Onion and Sage, Celery Root and White Bean Purée
Pinot Noir “Narcisse” 2012, Sonoma Coast
Pinot Noir “Sonatera Vineyard” 2009, Sonoma Coast

Black Angus Beef Tenderloin Stroganoff with Linguini, Organic Carrot and Zucchini Julienne
Syrah “Out of the Shadows” 2009, Bennett Valley Classic

Praline Paris-Brest

$ 150.00, All Inclusive

Carabella Vineyard Wine Dinner

Price: $150.00

Date: March 18, 2015

Wednesday March 18, 2015 6:30 PM

Please join us for a tasting of exceptional wines from Carabella Vineyard and meet Winemaker Mike Hallock on Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 6:30 PM. Carabella Vineyard produces elegant estate Pinot Noir, Dijon Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. "It is all about vineyard site." That is the belief of geologist and winemaker Mike Hallock. The vineyard is located in the Chehalem Mountains AVA in Oregon's Northern Willamette Valley, the culmination of a twelve year search for a site combining the best criteria of top quality Oregon and French terroirs. Trained as a winemaker in Colorado, Mr. Hallock brought his tanks and equipment over the mountains on a flatbed for the first vintage in 1998.

Chef Jacques' Hors d’oeuvres
(Assorted Housemade Patés, Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Parmesan Puff Pastry Straws)
2012 Estate Pinot Gris

Roasted Chesapeake Rockfish with Fennel Beurre-Blanc
2010 Chardonnay Dijon Clone

Grilled Cavendish Vermont Quail with Wild Mushroom Timbale
2011 Plowbuster Pinot Noir

Free Range Grilled Lamb Tenderloin with Sauce Grand Veneur and Fondue of Spring Greens
2010 Estate Pinot Noir
2008 Inchinnan Vineyard Pinot Noir

La Foret Noire
(Black Forest Cake)

$150.00, all inclusive

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

Spring Fling Cooking Demonstration

Price: $110.00

Date: March 21, 2015

Saturday March 21, 2015 11:00 AM

Domaine de Villargeau Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Pan Seared Maine Diver Scallops with Chiffonade of Sorrel
Domaine Bouchard Pouilly Fuissé 2010

Salad of Organic Spring Greens with Housemade Vinaigrette
Lemon and Thyme Sorbet

Wellington of Veal Tenderloin, Braised Belgium Endive with Morel Mushroom Veal Reduction
Banfi Rosso di Montalcino 2011

Warm Valrhona Dark Chocolate and Almond Tart

$110.00, all inclusive

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

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