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.

Parisian Delights Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon

Price: $124.65

Date: September 11, 2015

Parisian Delights Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
September 11th at 11:00am

Please join us for Chef Jacques’ special cooking demonstration and luncheon featuring Chef Jacques’ favorite Parisian delights. Following the lively cooking entertainment, you will enjoy a five-course luncheon paired with French wines selected by Paul Haeringer. Vive La France et Vive La Paris!

Saint Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux 2011

L’Auberge Chez Francois’ Maine Lobster Salad with Haricot Verts and Vanilla Vinaigrette
Domaine la Soufrandise Pouilly Fuisse 2013 

Seasonal Cassis Sorbet 

“Cafe de Paris” Angus Strip Steak with Potatoes Boulangère
Chateau Roland la Garde Cotes de Blaye 2010

Warm Valrhona Dark Chocolate Tart with Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream 

Gillette’s Locally Roasted Coffee, Assortment of Harney & Sons Teas

$98.00
excluding tax and gratuities; for a total of $124.65

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.

L’Auberge Chez François’ Wine Festival and Luncheon

Price: $98.00

Date: September 12, 2015

L’Auberge Chez François’ Wine Festival and Luncheon
September 12th at 11:30am

Please join us for the Fall Wine Festival and Luncheon on Saturday, September 12th as we sample wines from France, Italy, Argentina, Greece and Oregon. A walk-around tasting of twelve wines will be from 11:30-1:00 (come anytime) served with a variety of Chef Jacques’ seasonal canapés.

Following the tasting, sit down and enjoy your choice from our four-course luncheon menu, including yet another glass of wine. All wines sampled at the tasting will be available for purchase for a special “trade only” discount.

$77.00
excluding tax and gratuities; for a total of $98.00

We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com with special requests.

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

Chef Jacques’ September Harvest to Table

Price: $160.00

Date: September 15, 2015

Chef Jacques’ September Harvest to Table
September 15th at 6:30pm

Join us for Chef Jacques’ September Harvest Garden to Table on Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30pm. We celebrate the early Fall bounty of garden fresh vegetables and herbs from L’Auberge Chez François’ two on-site gardens. Tour the gardens with Chef Jacques, as you enjoy a special garden cocktail or mocktail.  Then, enjoy Chef Jacques’ and his team six-course garden inspired dinner, sipping our Sommelier paired three fine wines, all while outside dining under the stars on our beautiful terrace (weather permitting). Garden to plate at its very best!

Hors d’oeuvres and Seasonal Garden Canapés
Charles Orban Brut Champagne, Specialty House-made Garden Cocktails or Mocktails

Cucumber Vichyssoise with a Grilled Diver Scallop
Bott-Geyl Pinot Gris 2013

Garden Fresh Haricot Verts Salad with Roquefort Cheese and Herb Vinaigrette

Chef Jacques’ Garden Sorbet

Le Homard du Maine à la Nage, Agrumes et Beurre de Sauternes
Poached Maine Lobster, Jumbo Lump Maryland Crabmeat, Citrus with
Sauternes Butter Sauce
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Le Gâteau de Légumes Grillés et son Coulis de Tomates
Grilled Organic Vegetable Napoléon with an Herb Tomato Coulis

Lincourt Chardonnay 2013

Trio of Chef Jacques’ Favorite Mousses – Cinnamon, Mirabelle and Espresso

Gillette’s Locally Roasted Coffee, Assortment of Harney & Sons Fine Teas

$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.

Musique et Cuisine Featuring Pianist and Chanteuse, Jennifer Scott

Price: $150.00

Date: September 25, 2015

Musique et Cuisine Featuring Pianist and Chanteuse, Jennifer Scott
September 25th at 7:00pm

Join us for the Musique et Cuisine Series featuring Jennifer Scott on Friday, September 25th at 7pm.  Jennifer’s voice has been described as “warm,” “expressive,” and “alluring” as she sings in French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and English at the piano. Her jazzy piano style is inspired by the music of Debussy, Chopin and Mozart. She has become well known in the French community, performing at the French Embassy and other French events sponsored by the French American Chamber of Commerce and The Alliance Française.

Hors d’oeuvres and Seasonal Canapés
François Montand Brut Rose

Warm Asparagus on Virginia Country Ham, Gruyere cheese, Capers and Quail Egg
-or-
Crêpe with Chives, Stuffed with a Duxelle of Mushrooms, Tomato Concassé, Madeira Truffle Sauce
Chateau Ste. Michelle “Eroica” Riesling 2013

Organic Mesclun Salad
Mixed Greens, Vinaigrette Maison and our Famous Garlic House-made Croutons

Chef Jacques’ Citrus Sorbet

Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin Braised in a Flavorful Beef and Herb Consommé
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Local Wild Mushroom and Herbs de Provence Encrusted Maine Halibut
Anton Bauer Pinot Noir Reserve 2011

Chef Jacques’ Grandmother’s Bread Pudding with Vanilla sauce

Gillette’s Locally Roasted Coffee, Assortment of Harney & Sons Fine Teas

$118.00 
excluding tax and gratuities; for a total of $150.00

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.