Cooking Demonstrations & Wine Dinners

Chef Jacques Cooking DemoJoin Chef Jacques Haeringer at the award-winning L’Auberge Chez François for one of our lively and 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 these recipes for the home chef, while guests sip specially chosen wine. 

After the demo, our guests will then enjoy their “just demonstrated” five-course luncheon in our garden room, paired with wines selected by our sommelier.  Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase these wines at a special “trade” price. Bon Appetit, merci beaucoup et à bientôt.

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.

Homage to Catalonia Wine Dinner

Date: June 2, 2016

“Homage to Catalonia” Wine Dinner
Thursday, June 2 at 6:30pm

Please join us for the second in our series of wine dinners focusing on importers and their portfolios. When considering a bottle by an unfamiliar producer, the name of a reliable importer on the back label is one of the best clues to the quality of the wine. Since 1990, Eric Solomon's European Cellars has specialized in wines from southern France and Spain, championing young, innovative winemakers and helping to bring lesser-known regions into the mainstream of the American market. The wines selected for this dinner all come from the region of Catalonia in eastern Spain, near Barcelona.

Classic Seasonal Canapés
Espelt - Garnacha Blanca Old Vines, Emporda 2015

Roasted Garden Leek Gâteaux
Castell d’Encus - “Taleia”, Costers del Segre 2012

Catalonia Smoked Seafood Paella 
Celler Cal Pla - "Mas d’En Compte Blanc”, Priorat 2012

Catalonia Style Creekstone Farms Natural Braised Beef with a Hint of Unsweetened Valhrona Chocolate
Familia Nin-Ortiz - “Planetes de Nin”, Priorat 2012
Capçanes - "Vall del Calas”, Montsant 2010

Classic Vanilla Flan

Gillette’s Locally Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney & Sons Premium Tea

$110.00
excluding tax and gratuity; f
or a total of $140.00

We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com with any special requests.  Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a special price. 

Wine Festival and Luncheon

Date: June 4, 2016

Wine Festival and Luncheon
Saturday, June 4 at 11:30am

L’Auberge Chez François and Chef Jacques’ invites you to our ever popular Wine Festival and Luncheon on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.  We begin the day by sampling twelve different wines from France (but of course), California, Italy, Oregon and New Zealand. A walk-around tasting of these wines, accompanied by Chef Jacques’ tasty seasonal hors d’oeuvres, will be from 11:30 – 1:00pm. Following your tasting, sit down and enjoy a complete luncheon of your choice from our four-course menu, paired with yet another glass of vino.  

All wine sampled will be available for purchase at a special discount for our customers. Merci beaucoup and see you there!

$77.00
excluding taxes and gratuity; for a total of $98

Musique et Cuisine Series featuring Wolf Trap Opera’s Filene Young Artists

Date: June 17, 2016

Musique et Cuisine Series with “Night at the Opera at L’Auberge Chez François”
featuring “Wolf Trap Opera’s Filene Young Artists
Friday, June 17 at 7:00pm

We are honored to include to our Musique et Cuisine series our talented neighbors at Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center and present their Opera’s Filene Young Artists on Friday June 17th at 7:00pm.  We are reminded that Catherine Filene Shouse, Wolf Trap’s visionary founder and gourmand, was a frequent guest who dined with Papa Haeringer on Sunday afternoons for many years.

Wolf Trap Opera’s Filene Young Artists have performed on some of the country’s premiere operatic stages, including Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera and The Metropolitan Opera. They bring some of the brightest vocal talent to Wolf Trap’s stages every summer, and now, to L’Auberge Chez François! You will enjoy an evening of popular standards, light opera, and Broadway tunes; in addition to Chef Jacques’ six-course garden inspired menu paired with three fine wines.

Classic French Canapés
(Assorted House Made Patés, Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Parmesan Puff Pastry Straws)
Leon Galhaud  Crémant de Bordeaux

Grilled Carolina Shrimp with L’Auberge Chez François Garlic and Fresh Herb Butter
Chateau Beaulieu Provence Rosé 2015

La Salade de L’Auberge-from our Garden to your Plate, Housemade Vinaigrette Maison

Chef Jacques’ Seasonal Sorbet

Grilled Creekstone Farms Natural Delmonico Steak, Roasted Herb Potatoes, Caramelized Onions, Chef Jacques’ Garden Vegetables
Chateau Des Landes 2012

Fresh Strawberry Napoleon

Gillette’s Locally Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney and Sons Premium Tea

$125.00
excluding tax and gratuity; for a total of 160.00

We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com with special requests. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a special price.

A Hat’s Off to Father’s Day Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon

Date: June 18, 2016

“A Hat’s off to Father’s Day” Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
Saturday, June 18 at 11:00am

Come and celebrate Dad with a lively cooking demonstration and luncheon by Chef Jacques in honor of Father’s Day. A sure to please Dad-inspired menu, complete with Chef Jacques’ new Burger, Spicy Onion Rings, Papa Haeringer’s favorite Alsatian Potato Salad and Cabernet Braised Short Ribs. A great way to celebrate the special guy on a special day!

Cooking Demonstration
Wolfberger Crémant d'Alsace Rose

Jacques’ Brasserie Creekstone Farms Natural Burger with Spicy Onion Rings
Bench Pinot Noir 2013

Papa Haeringer’s Favorite Alsatian-Style Potato Salad

Seasonal Sorbet

Cabernet Braised Creekstone Farms Short Ribs, Jacques Garden Vegetable Medley
Don Manuel Villafane Cabernet Franc 2013

Local Strawberry Tart
 Gillette’s Locally Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney & Sons Premium Tea

$100.00
excluding tax and gratuity; for a total of $128.00

We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com with special requests. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a special price.