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.

L’Auberge Chez François Presents The Wines of Kathryn Hall

Date: September 28, 2016

L’Auberge Chez François Presents The Wines of Kathryn Hall 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:30pm

Please join us for The Wines of Kathryn Hall Dinner with Mike Reynolds, Hall Wines Napa Valley’s first winemaker and president. 

HALL Wines represents critically acclaimed artisan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from two tasting rooms and winery locations in both St. Helena and Rutherford. Owned by Craig and Kathryn Hall, its vineyard collection features five certified organic estates producing classic Bordeaux varietals. Collectively, over 140 HALL Wines have been rated 90 points and above.  This multi-course dinner paired with these highly rated wines promises to be a special evening.  

Chef Jacques’ Seasonal Canapés
Hall Sauvignon Blanc, Napa 2013

Roasted Tuscarora Farms Organic Cauliflower with Chardonnay Maine Lobster Emulsion
Walt Chardonnay La Brisa, Sonoma 2014

New Zealand Venison Medallion, Juniper Berry Sauce
Hall Merlot, Napa 2013

Niçoise Olive Crusted Creekstone Farms Natural Filet Mignon, Hall Cabernet Reduction 
Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2012
Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2013
98-100 Points (barrel) Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

Great Falls Honey-Glazed Virginia Apple Tart with House-made Vanilla Ice Cream

Gillette’s Locally Roasted Coffee, Selection 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 so all may join the festivities. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com with special requests. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a special price.

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

Virginia Wine Festival and Luncheon

Date: October 1, 2016

Virginia Wine Festival and Luncheon
Saturday, October 1, 2016
 

To celebrate Virginia Wine Month this October, we will be hosting a Wine Festival and Luncheon featuring wines produced in Virginia. Over the past several years, the media coverage of Virginia wines has increased; most recently, in the May issue of Food and Wine magazine and the June edition of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. This month, Virginia ranked Top 10 in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice: Best of America’s Wine Regions.

L’Auberge Chez François invites you to this event on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 as we sample twelve wines from award winning wineries including Thibaut Janisson, Lost Creek Winery, Granite Heights and the King Family Vineyards. All winemakers will be on hand as you enjoy a walk-around tasting of these fine wines paired with Chef Jacques’ seasonal canapés. Join us any time between 11:30-1:00pm for the tasting, followed by your choice of lunch from our four-course menu, paired with yet another glass of wine. 

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

Maison Louis Jadot Burgundy Tasting and Dinner

Date: October 4, 2016

Maison Louis Jadot Burgundy Tasting and Dinner
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6:30pm

Please join us at L'Auberge Chez François on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30pm, for an extraordinary guided tasting and wine dinner featuring the fine Burgundies of Maison Louis Jadot. Named “one of the handful of firms that are great as well as large...” in Faith and Katz, Burgundy and its Wines, Jadot continues its heritage of making superior wines in every appellation, from village to grand cru, whether from domain-grown or purchased fruit. To demonstrate Jadot's quality across a range of styles and terroirs, we have planned a tasting of nine of their best, guided by Antoine Collet, French Brand Specialist with Kobrand, Jadot's US importers. The tasting will be proceeded by a brief reception and followed by a luxuriant dinner, both of which will be accompanied by Jadot wines. All the wines tasted and served over the course of the evening will be available for purchase at special pricing.

Chef Jacques' Canapés
Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuissé 2014  

Guided Tasting 

First Flight: Whites
• Domaine Duc de Magenta, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru “Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle” Monopole 2012
• Domaine Louis Jadot, Domaine des Héritiers, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Folatières” 2012
• Louis Jadot Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2012  

Second Flight: Côte de Beaune Reds 
• Louis Jadot Pommard 2013
•Domaine Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru “Clos des Ursules” 2012
•Domaine Louis Jadot Corton-Pougets Grand Cru 2012 

Third Flight: Côte de Nuits Reds 
• Louis Jadot (Domaine Andre Gagey) Chambolle-Musigny “Les Feusselottes” 2011
• Louis Jadot (Domaine Andre Gagey) Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Boudots” 2011
• Domaine Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2012

~ Dinner Menu ~ 

Seasonal Amuse Bouche 

Parmesan-Crusted Maine Halibut, Meursault Chanterelle Mushroom “Jus”, Organic Garden Cauliflower
Louis Jadot Meursault 2013 

Meyer Lemon and Thyme-Infused Sorbet 

Classic Creekstone Farms Natural Tournedos Rossini, Seared Foie Gras, Truffle Sauce
Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin 2012

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Poached Local Pear Tart

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

$255.00
excluding tax and gratuity; for a total of $325.00

We are happy to accommodate guests' dietary concerns so all may join the festivities. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com with special requests. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a special price.

 

Best of Virginia Wine Dinner

Date: October 19, 2016

Best of Virginia Wine Dinner
Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30pm

Please join us on Wednesday, October 19, at 6:30pm for our Best of Virginia Wine Dinner. Chef Jacques is celebrating the great wines of region with a Virginia inspired multi-course dinner. Our soiree will feature all Virginia produce, most from our on-site gardens, fresh Virginia seafood and Martin’s locally raised beef.  Each course will be paired with award-winning Virginia wines as we celebrate the Commonwealth with this bounty of Virginia’s best.  

Seasonal Canapés
Virginia Rappahannock Oysters on the Half Shell
Thibaut-Janisson Extra Brut Sparkling NV

Virginia Crab and Avocado Gâteau
Veritas Rose 2015

Norfolk Seabass with Tomato Herb-Coulis, Niçoise Garden Vegetables
King Family “Roseland” 2015

Martin’s Tenderloin of Beef, North Gate Meritage Jus
North Gate Vineyard Meritage 2014
Granite Heights “Lomax Reserve” 2010

Chef Jacques’ Pumpkin Mousse Cake with Fresh Mint and Whipped Cream
Bluestone Moscato 2014 

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

$110.00
Excluding Tax and Gratuities; for a total of $140.00

We are happy to accommodate guests' dietary concerns so all may join the festivities. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com with special requests. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a special price.

Jacques’ Brasserie Cooking Demonstration and Brunch

Date: October 22, 2016

Jacques’ Brasserie Cooking Demonstration and Brunch
Saturday, October 22 at 11:00am

Who doesn’t love a good weekend brunch? This summer, Jacques’ Brasserie introduced the new brunch menu and includes our version of many favorites such as Omelettes, Tartes Flambées Benedicts, Quiche, and Crêpes Suzette.

Chef Jacques will be entertaining you in our first brunch-themed cooking demonstration. Enjoy a house-made garden tomato Bloody Mary or a Mimosa Cremant d’Alsace while watching Chef give you his secrets to preparing your own Alsatian-style weekend brunch. Following the demonstration, enjoy a five-course brunch menu with wine pairings. We hope you can join us for this special event!

Chef Jacques’ Cooking Demonstration
Garden Bloody Mary or Mimosa Cremant d’Alsace

Cave-Aged Gruyère Cheese and Herb Quiche
Château Moncontour Vouvray 2014

Garden Mesclun Salad, Vinaigrette Maison

Sorbet

Tarte Flambée Benedict
Alsatian Pizza with Poached Organic Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce
Joseph Cattin Gewurztraminer 2015

Crêpes Suzette
Orange Crepes, Caramelized Oranges, Grand Marnier Syrup

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

$77.00 
excluding taxes and gratuity; for a total of $98.00

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