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 with any special requests. 

Prices include the demonstration, luncheon/dinner with fine wines, written recipes for the home chef, and all taxes and gratuities.

A Jazzy Evening featuring Lena Seikaly and Steve Herberman


Musique et Cuisine featuring Lena Seikaly and Steve Herberman
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 6:00pm

Join us as we continue our Musique et Cuisine Dinner series at L’Auberge Chez François on Sunday, February 19th, 2016 at 6:00pm.  Noted jazz vocalist Lena Seikaly will join us once again to sing jazz classics by American and French composers.

This intimate musical evening will feature music from Duke Ellington and the swing era to the Cole Porter songbook to the French gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt—and much in between—with Lena on vocals and the great Steve Herberman on guitar.

With three albums to her credit, Lena Seikaly has been named “one of D.C.’s preeminent jazz singers” (The Washington Post) and “a contender for D.C.’s best singer" (Washington City Paper). Most recently, she was selected as a semifinalist in the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition. Steve Herberman is an acclaimed jazz guitarist with three albums to his name as a leader, and many more as a collaborator. He has performed with legends such as Keter Betts and Buster Williams.

Please join us for a very special musical evening that is not to be missed.

Chef Jacques’ Amuse Bouche
Mumm Brut Prestige 

Cave Aged Parmesan and Onion Ravioli
Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2015 

Lime Sorbet 

Roasted Maine Lobster with Truffle Butter, House-made Root Vegetable Purée
Sautéed Creekstone Farms Filet Mignon, Roasted Potatoes, Béarnaise Sauce
West Coast Cellars Pinot Noir 2014

Classic Crème Caramel

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

excluding tax and gratuity; for a total of 150.00

We are happy to adjust the menu to accommodate guests' dietary restrictions, please email with special requests. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase these wines at a discounted price.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.