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.

Januik Wine Dinner

Price: $150.00

Date: August 12, 2015

Januik Wine Dinner
Wednesday, August 12th at 6:30pm

Please join us as Andrew Januik introduces the wines of his family's Januik Winery, as well as his own Stone Cairn Cabernet. Andrew's father Mike Januik has been working with wine in Columbia Valley since 1984, including 10 years at Chateau Ste. Michelle where he established the winery's reserve and single vineyard program. Mike left to found Januik Winery in 1999, and his relationship with the state's top growers has served Januik well: "Nobody in Washington State delivers more outstanding quality for the dollar" (Wine Advocate). Andrew has been working in the business since his teens, and seems bound to make an impact in his turn. 

Hors d'Oeuvres
Assorted House-made Patés, Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Parmesan Puff Pastry Straws
Riesling, Bacchus Vineyard, Columbia Valley 2013

Smoked Virginia Trout, Garden Vegetables Slaw
Chardonnay, Cold Creek, Columbia Valley 2013

Arctic Char with “Napoléon d’ Haricots Verts, Coulis de Tomate du Jardin”
Syrah, Weinbau Vineyard, Wahluke Slope 2012

Grilled Ahi Tuna Medallion, Herb Spätzle with Pepper Cabernet Reduction
Merlot, Klipsun Vineyard, Red Mountain 2011
Stone Cairn, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, 2012

Fresh Mixed Berry Tart with Mirabelle Parfait

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

excluding tax and gratuity; for a total of 150.00

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

Musique et Cuisine featuring Alex Barnett

Price: $150.00

Date: August 14, 2015

Musique et Cuisine Series
Featuring Alex Barnett, Classical Guitarist

Friday, August 14th at 7pm 

Back by popular demand for the Musique et Cuisine Series on Friday, August 14th, classical guitarist, Alex Barnett. Alex will entertain and delight us with classical music, mixed with a little jazz, flamenco and bluegrass style influences. The evening is topped off with Chef Jacques’ six-course menu, including your choice of appetizers, salads and entrée items, and mais oui, but of course, specially paired wines by our sommelier! Bon Appétit!

Chef Jacques’ Classic Canapés
House-made Pates, Crabmeat, Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Parmesan Pastry Straws
Bonotto delle Tezza Moscato Spumante Rose 

Warm Roquefort Cheese Tart, Caramelized Apples with Cinnamon and Calvados
L’Auberge Chez Francois’ Le Bisque de Homard (Lobster Bisque)
Domaine Pabiot Pouilly Fume 2014 

Garden Tomato and Basil Salad with Herb Maison Vinaigrette
Organic Mesclun Salade with Housemade Vinaigrette

Chef Jacques’ House-made Seasonal Sorbet 

Roasted, Bone-In Fells Point Veal Loin Chop with a Medley of Local Wild Mushrooms and Truffle Sauce
Sautéed Filet of Rainbow Trout with Maryland Crabmeat and Toasted Almonds
Pali Wine Company Pinot Noir 2013 

La Crème Brûlée à la Vanilla (Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brûlée) 

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

excluding tax and gratuities; for a total of $150.00 

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