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.

Wines of Greece Dinner

Price: $125.00

Date: June 9, 2015

Tuesday June 9, 2015   6:30pm

Please join us for another in our series of sommelier-curated dinners as we explore the wines of Greece. Greek civilization was perhaps the first to make wine a staple beverage of the people rather than an elite tipple. Like Italy, Spain and Portugal, Greece has benefited from European Union policies and investment, bringing wonderful wines from distinctive local grape varieties to the world's attention.  Our sommelier, Alex Bardsley AIWS, has chosen five wines from five different grapes and five different regions to illustrate the quality and diversity Greek wines have to offer.

Chef Jacques' Hors d’oeuvres
Assorted Housemade Patés, Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Parmesan Pastry Straws
Spiropoulos Moschofilero 2013, Mantinia

Crab and Lobster Gâteau with Cucumber Relish
Avantis Estate Malagousia 2013, Evia

Grilled Scallops with Champignons à la Greque
Argyros Estate Assyrtiko 2013, Santorini

Roasted Lamb Loin with Niçoise Vegetables
Aivalis "Monopati" Agiorghitiko 2012, Nemea
Dalamára "Paliokalias" Xynomavro 2008, Naoussa

Strawberry Mousse Cake

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

$100.00, exclusive of taxes and gratuity

We are happy to accommodate dietary concerns so all may join the festivities. Please email  for special requests.


Garden to Table Dinner

Price: $160.00

Date: June 15, 2015

Monday, June 15th at 6:30pm

Chef Jacques is pleased to announce the second in the 2015 monthly series of L’Auberge Chez François’ Garden to Table Extravaganza

A Hat’s Off to Father’s Day

The Garden to Table series creates a special opportunity for Chef Jacques and his team to create menus featuring the freshest “just picked” ingredients right from our two on-site gardens. Feast on Chef Jacques’ specially prepared six-course Garden to Table menu, paired with three fine French wines selected by Paul Haeringer while dining under the stars.


Classic Canapés
Assorted House Made Patés, Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Parmesan Puff Pastry Straws
Chateau de Villelongue Cremant de Limoux -or- A Chef's Special Garden Cocktail

Fresh Herb and Garden Vegetable Tarte Provençale
Domaine Sorin Côtes de Provence Rosé

Organic “Just Picked” Garden Salad Surprise

Chef Jacques' Housemade Sorbet

Classic Sirloin Steak aux Poivres with Cognac and Green Peppercorn Sauce with Organic Garden Garnishes 
Château de la Cour d’Argent Bordeaux Supérieur 2010

L’Auberge Chez François’ Trio of Housemade Ice Creams, served in a Virginia Maple Tulip Shell with Garden Mint 

Gillette’s Locally Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney and Sons Fine Teas

$127.00 exclusive of tax and gratuity; for a total of $160.00.

We are happy to accommodate guests' dietary concerns so all may join the festivities.  Please email with special requests.