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.

L’Auberge Chez François 41st Anniversary Celebration Dinner


L’Auberge Chez François’ 41st Anniversary Celebration Dinner
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:30pm 

Please join Chef Jacques, Paul Haeringer and the entire team at L’Auberge Chez Francois as we celebrate 41 years in Great Falls, Virginia with a festive anniversary dinner featuring the wines of Jean-Marc Brocard.

It was Francois “Papa” Haeringer who opened the restaurant on April 20, 1976 in Great Falls. After losing the space his original French restaurant in Washington D.C., Monsieur François looked around for a bucolic setting to open a new restaurant. He wanted its design to be quintessentially French country and reflect his Alsatian roots. He chose six acres off Springvale Road that used to house a car repair shop, a deli and a gun shop. The small commercial tracts development was personally overseen by François to create the cottage style, exposed timber restaurant that still sits on the property. His goal was to operate a restaurant with “a nice ambiance and good honest food at affordable prices.” The restaurant’s enduring popularity is a testimony to his success with this approach.

To add to this festive evening, we welcome Etienne Verdier from Domaine Brocard to guide us through the wonderful Chardonnays of Chablis. The wines will be paired with Chef Jacques’ delectable five course anniversary-inspired menu.  All Brocard wines will be available to purchase at a special anniversary pricing. Come join in what will be a memorable culinary and celebratory evening!

Chef Jacques' Canapés
Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc, Jean-Marc Brocard 2015

Filet of Lemon Sole, Chef Jacques’ Garden Chive Sauce
Chablis Vielles Vignes, Jean-Marc Brocard 2015

Alaskan Halibut with Vegetable Spaghetti, Brocard Chablis Velouté
Chablis 1er Cru “Fourchaume” Jean-Marc Brocard 2014

Veal Loin Chop, Wilted Garden Greens, Morrell Mushroom Veal Jus
Chablis 1er Cru, “Montee de Tonnerre”, Jean Marc Brocard 2015
Chablis Grand Cru “Bougros”, Jean Marc Brocard 2014

Classic Tahitian Vanilla Napoleon

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

excluding tax and gratuity; for a total of 140.00

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.

Date: April 20, 2017

Start Time: 6:30 pm
End Time: 10:00 pm

Price: $140.00
Inclusive of tax and gratuity

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