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.

Foxen Vineyard Sommelier Series Wine Dinner


Foxen Vineyard Sommelier Series Wine Dinner
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:30pm 

Please join us Tuesday, February 21st, as Foxen Vineyard & Winery co-founder Dick Doré comes to L'Auberge Chez François to present some of his fine wines from Santa Barbara County. Doré and co-owner Bill Wathen founded Foxen at the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in 1985. Since that time, their dedication has remained the same – the creation of very small-production, vineyard-designated wines using a “minimalist” approach to wine making. Across the board, the results are remarkable: 

"This lineup from Foxen is easily among the most impressive I have tasted this year. The wines move from strength to strength, always with exceptional purity, tons of transparency to site and impeccable class. The only problem here is one of mind-boggling choice, as the range is full of highlights. Simply put, I can't recommend these wines highly enough." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

~Le Menu~ 

Seasonal Canapés and Leek Tarte Flambée
2014 Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley 

Gratin of Crab and Shiitake Mushrooms
2014 Chardonnay Block UU - Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley 

Cassoulet with Duck Confit
2014 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley
2013 Pinot Noir Block 8 - Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley 

Herb-scented Roasted Lamb Loin, Lamb Jus, Root Vegetable Purée
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Vogelzang Vineyard, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

Lime Custard Tart with Lime Sorbet 

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

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