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.

Michael Shaps Wineworks Wine Dinner

Price: $130.00

Date: April 28, 2015

Tuesday April 28, 2015 6:30 PM

Please join us for an extraordinary event Tuesday April 28, 2015 at 6:30 PM, where France meets Virginia in the wines of Michael Shaps Wineworks and Maison Shaps.  One of the most influential vignerons in Virginia, Michael Shaps has been making wine here since 1995, earning numerous medals and winning the 2004 Virginia Governor's Cup.  Mr. Shaps also holds a degree in Enology and Viticulture from the Lycée Viticole de Beaune in Burgundy, and has been making wine in Burgundy since 2004.  Both his French and Virginian wines are made in traditional, old-world style, with careful attention to detail but minimal intervention.

Chef Jacques' Hors d’oeuvres
(Assorted House Made Patés, Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Parmesan Puff Pastry Straws)
Michael Shaps Petit Manseng, Monticello 2013

Poached Chesapeake Rockfish in an Aromatic Herb Broth
Michael Shaps Chardonnay “Wild Meadow Vineyard”, Virginia 2012

Grilled Free Range Breast of Chicken with Morel Mushrooms
Maison Michael Shaps Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Narbantons 2012
Maison Michael Shaps Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots 2006

Roasted Coffee Crusted Filet Mignon with Bordelaise Sauce, Sugar Snap Peas
Michael Shaps Petit Verdot, Monticello 2010

Mango and Chocolate Gâteau

$130.00 inclusive

We are happy to accommodate any dietary concerns so all may join the festivities. 

Vive la France - An Evening of Parisian Music

Price: $135.00

Date: April 30, 2015

L’Auberge Chez François debuts an all-new “Musique et Cuisine” series beginning with world-famous French accordionist Jacques Pellarin.  Please join Chef Jacques for two very special evenings of Parisian music and a classically inspired 6-course menu with French wine pairings on April 30th and May 1st, as we welcome back Jacques Pellarin and his lovely wife and lifelong muse, Corinne.  For over 27 years, charming virtuoso accordionist Jacques Pellarin has brought the sounds of the French countryside to all corners of the globe. With eight albums and multiple world tours, he has shared his French cinema-inspired accordion compositions with world-wide audiences.  Chef Jacques says “What a great way to kick off our new "Musique et Cuisine" series at L’Auberge Chez François with Jacques Pellarin.  I have always had a special fondness for the accordion, as I too learned the accordion at a very young age, and enjoy reliving the lively popular music and sounds of France.”  French magazine Le Progrès said: “They bring back almost a century of the traditional French 'chanson' songs like those of Édith Piaf, Yves Montand and Francis Lemarque. With just voice and accordion, Jacques & Co captivate audiences and transport them to the dance halls and street side cafés of France's yesteryears!”   

 

Thursday April 30th, 2015-7:00 PM 

  
Chef Jacques' Amuse Bouche
Chateau de Villelongue Crémant de Limoux

 Papa François’s Classic L’Oignon Gratinée-Onion Soup
 Chateau d’Orschwihr Riesling d’Alsace 2013  

Organic Mesclun Salad from Chef Jacques’ Garden with Housemade Vinaigrette    
Jacques’ Housemade Sorbet

Classic Beef Bourguignon with Housemade Spaetzles and Garden Vegetables 
Pierre Andre Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2012 

 L’Auberge Chez François’ Mousse au Valrhona Chocolat    

 $135.00, all inclusive 

We are happy to accommodate any dietary concerns so all may join the festivities.

 

 

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Vive la France - An Evening of Parisian Music

Price: $150.00

Date: May 1, 2015

L’Auberge Chez François debuts an all-new “Musique et Cuisine” series beginning with world-famous French accordionist Jacques Pellarin.  Please join Chef Jacques for two very special evenings of Parisian music and a classically inspired 6-course menu with French wine pairings on April 30th and May 1st, as we welcome back Jacques Pellarin and his lovely wife and lifelong muse, Corinne.  For over 27 years, charming virtuoso accordionist Jacques Pellarin has brought the sounds of the French countryside to all corners of the globe. With eight albums and multiple world tours, he has shared his French cinema-inspired accordion compositions with world-wide audiences.  Chef Jacques says “What a great way to kick off our new "Musique et Cuisine" series at L’Auberge Chez François with Jacques Pellarin.  I have always had a special fondness for the accordion, as I too learned the accordion at a very young age, and enjoy reliving the lively popular music and sounds of France.” French magazine Le Progrès said: “They bring back almost a century of the traditional French 'chanson' songs like those of Édith Piaf, Yves Montand and Francis Lemarque.  With just voice and accordion, Jacques & Co captivate audiences and transport them to the dance halls and street side cafés of France's yesteryears!”   

Friday May 1st, 2015-7:00 PM

Chef Jacques' Amuse Bouche
Mader Cremant d’Alsace

Le Bisque de Homard-Classic Lobster Bisque
Claude Branger Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur Lie 2013

Organic Mesclun Salad from Chef Jacques’ own Gardens with Housemade Vinaigrette
Chef Jacques’ Housemade Sorbet

Sole de la Manche Sautée Meunière, Crab, et Champignons
Fresh Dover Sole Sautéed with Crab, Mushrooms and Tomato Concassé 
Domaine La Soufrandise Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes 2013

Papa François’ Gâteau de Framboise
Raspberry Mousse Cake

$150.00, all inclusive

We are happy to accommodate any dietary concerns so all may join the festivities.

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Spring Wine Fest Luncheon

Price: $95.00

Date: May 2, 2015

Saturday May 2, 2015

Please join us for our Spring Wine Fest Luncheon, Saturday May 2, 2015, tasting wines from France, Austria, Chile, California and Oregon.

Following the tasting, sit down and enjoy a complete luncheon of your choice from L'Auberge Chez François 4-course luncheon menu including yet another glass of wine!

Tasting from 11:30AM to 1:00PM. - Come any time – Lunch is served between 12:00Noon and 1:30PM.

$95.00 inclusive

All wines sampled at the wine tasting will be available for purchase at a special discount.

We are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions.

 

 

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