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.

Holiday Singalong with Difficult Run String Band

Date: December 4, 2016

Holiday Singalong with Difficult Run String Band
Sunday, December 4 at 5pm

Please join the L’Auberge Chez François to kick off the holidays with a Holiday Sing Along and Dinner, with local favorite the Difficult Run String Band.

This musical evening will feature holiday classics (with your own sing along music book), as well as the Difficult Run String Band’s bluegrass and old-time favorites. Chef Jacques will begin the evening with a Crémant d’Alsace toast to the holidays before the delectable food and music begin. All of our spectacular holiday decorations will be in place and ready to complement this festive night of holiday music and good cheer.  

Glass of Crémant d’Alsace

Appetizer
Choice of one:
Onion Soup
Lobster Bisque *
Our Charcuterie Plate *
Trio of Norwegian Salmon
Duxelle of Wild Mushroom Crêpe
Warm Roquefort Cheese Tart with Caramelized Apples

Salad
Organic Mesclun Salad with Housemade Vinaigrette

Entrées
Choice of one:
Virginia Trout Sautéed with Toasted Almonds *
Grilled Organic Vegetable Napoléon with Herb Tomato Coulis *
Bouillabaisse: Fresh Fish and Shellfish in Saffron Broth *
Grilled Chicken Breast, Mushrooms and Spaetzles *
Pinot Noir Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs, Vegetables *
La Choucroute: Sauerkraut with Sausages, Pork, Duck Confit
Classic Bœuf Bourguignon, Spaetzles

Accompanied by two glasses of your choice of Trimbach Pinot Blanc or Mont-Redon Côtes du Rhône

Dessert
Valhrona Chocolate Tart with House-made Vanila Ice Cream
Gillette’s Locally Roasted Coffee, Harney & Sons Fine Teas
*Gluten free items

*Gluten free  

$99.00
excluding tax and gratuity; for a total of $125.00

We are happy to adjust the menu to accommodate guests' dietary restrictions, please email chezlauberge@aol.com with special requests.

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

A Holiday in Paris Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon

Date: December 9, 2016

A Holiday in Paris Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
Friday, December 9 at 11:00am

Please join us at L’Auberge Chez Franҫois to welcome the holidays in style. On Friday, December 9 at 11:00am, Chef Jacques will host A Holiday in Paris Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon featuring cuisine and wines inspired by the romantic French capital. You will be transported to the magical city of Paris as you sip sparkling wine and learn how to prepare Parisian classics that are fit for your holiday table. Lobster, caviar, foie gras, and dark chocolate are all on the menu for a decadent cooking demonstration and luncheon that will put you in the mood to celebrate the holidays Parisian-style.  

During the Cooking Demonstration
Château de l'Aulée, Intense Brut (NV) 

Maine Lobster Martini with Osetra Caviar
Domaine Seguin-Manuel Viré-Clessé 2012

Chef Jacques’ Holiday Salad 

Blood Orange Sorbet 

Classic Beef Wellington, Bouquetière de Légumes, Truffle Sauce
Andrew Murray Vineyards Espérance, Central Coast 2012 

Papa Haeringer’s Holiday Mocha Yule Log
Gillette's Locally-Roasted Coffee, Harney and Sons Fine Teas

$110.00
excluding tax and gratuity; for a total of $140.00

Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase the wines featured at this event at a special price, subject to availability. We are happy to adjust the menu to accommodate guests' dietary restrictions, please email chezlauberge@aol.com with special requests.

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

A Sparkling Holiday Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon

Date: December 17, 2016

A Sparkling Holiday Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
Saturday, December 17 at 11:00am

How does one celebrate the holiday season in style? With sumptuous meals and delicious sparkling wine, naturally. Fizz is fun and festive, but sparkling wines also complement a greater variety of dishes than any other style of wine. In fact, sparklers are some of the best food wines around, and it seems a shame to reserve them for aperitifs and toasts. To celebrate this festive season and demonstrate the range and versatility of these wines, Chef Jacques has designed a menu for our holiday cooking demonstration that sets the tone for the season. He will show you how to prepare these delectable dishes as you sip your first glass of wine. After the demonstration, we will pour two more sparklers to accompany your four-course lunch, showing how well the wines pair with food. As always, we will offer the featured wines for purchase, to enjoy at home or at your holiday parties. Bonnes Fêtes and Happy Holidays!

During the Cooking Demonstration
Affinitás Brut NV, Hungary

Gratin of Nantucket Bay Scallops, Champagne Sabayon Sauce
Château de Lavernette Réserve de Lavernette Granit Brut Nature NV

Chef Jacques’ Warm Local Goat Cheese Holiday Salad 

Champagne Sorbet 

Filet of Dover Sole with Shitake Mushrooms and Champagne Sauce
Domaine Pfister Crémant d'Alsace Blanc de Blancs 2011

Champagne and Valrhona Chocolate Parfait

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

$110.00
excluding tax and gratuity; for a total of $140.00

Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase the wines featured at this event at a special price, subject to availability. We are happy to adjust the menu to accommodate guests' dietary restrictions, please email chezlauberge@aol.com with special requests.

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