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.

Alsatian Heritage Wine Dinner featuring Zind-HumbrechtWednesday, May 31 at 6:30pmJoin Chef Jacques and the team on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30pm for a special wine dinner celebrating Alsace’s revered Zind-Humbrecht Winery. Assistant wine maker Jolene Hunter will guide us through tasting some of Zind-Humbrecht’s most outstanding wines. With an unbroken wine-making lineage in Alsace since 1620, Zind-Humbrecht (more…)

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$160.00 All-Inclusive Ticket $160.00 (USD)  

L’Auberge Chez Franҫois’ Full Moon Garden PartyFriday, June 9 at 7:00pmPlease join Chef Jacques and the team at L’Auberge Chez Franҫois on Friday, June 9 at 7:00pm for our first full moon fête!  The party begins with a celebratory reception on our outdoor terrace (weather permitting).  Sip a glass of bubbly or an herb-infused cocktail (more…)

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$140.00 All-Inclusive Ticket $140.00 (USD)  

Back by popular demand, acclaimed guitarist Jarrett Laskey is once again performing at a Musical Brunch at L’Auberge Chez Franҫois on Sunday, June 11th at 11:00am. Jarrett is a classically trained professional musician performing a repertoire of Spanish and Latin guitar music, standard classical music favorites, and contemporary arrangements. Chef Jacques has created a superb (more…)

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$76.00 All-Inclusive Ticket $76.00 (USD)  

Please join us on Thursday, June 15 at 6:30pm as we team up with Famille Perrin, the leading organic wine grower of the Southern Rhone Valley, and Olivier Lotterie, of Vineyard Brands, for an exclusive pairing dinner at L’Auberge Chez François. Château de Beaucastel produces what most people acknowledge to be the finest wines of (more…)

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$196.00 All-Inclusive Ticket $196.00 (USD)   Sold Out

Please join Chef Jacques Haeringer on Saturday, June 17 at 11:00am as we celebrate and honor dads everywhere at our Father’s Day cooking demonstration and luncheon. Chef Jacques’ favorite pastime is grilling and he’ll share his secrets to making a decadent meal outdoors on the grill. The afternoon’s sure-to-please menu includes Grilled Carolina Shrimp and (more…)

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$128.00 All-Inclusive Ticket $128.00 (USD)  

Our ever-popular Wine Festival, Tasting and Luncheon will take place on Saturday, June 24. Please join us as we sample twelve wines from Australia, Slovenia, Italy, Washington, and of course, France.Arrive anytime between 11:30 and 1:00pm for a walk-around tasting of these fine wines paired with Chef Jacques’ seasonal canapés. Our sommeliers will be on-hand (more…)

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$98.00 All-Inclusive Ticket $98.00 (USD)  

Please join us on Thursday, June 29  at 6:30pm for a special dinner featuring the wines of Steve and Jill Matthiasson. The Matthiassons are farmers who raise a diversity of crops including fruit trees and olives, not to mention chickens, in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. Steve has become one of Napa’s top viticultural consultants, (more…)

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$145.00 All-Inclusive Ticket $145.00 (USD)