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.

Spring Fling Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon


Spring Fling Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
Saturday, March 18 at 11:00am

Say goodbye to the cold and hello to spring! Join us for a Spring Fling Cooking demonstration where Chef Jacques will show you how to use fresh, spring ingredients to prepare a delicious meal that celebrates the season. You’ll sip on Crémant de Bourgogne while you learn the secrets to making classic quenelles de brochet, the perfect asparagus salad, and other dishes that showcase the bounty of the spring season in Virginia. The demonstration is followed by a five-course luncheon with wine pairings, to make for the perfect springtime afternoon.

To Sip During Chef Jacques’ Cooking Demonstration
Charles Duret Crémant de Bourgogne

Quenelles de Brochet: Rockfish Dumplings, Lobster Mousseline Sauce
Réserve de Rochers Macon-Chaintré 2014 

Roasted Asparagus and Fresh Fennel Salad 

Seasonal Sorbet

Quatre Fromage Crusted Norfolk Sea Bass, Roasted Asparagus, Velouté Sauce
Domaine Vatan Pouilly-Fumé 2014

Espresso Cheesecake, Mocha Valrhona Chocolate Sauce

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

excluding tax and gratuity; for a total of $127.00

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.

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