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.

Meet the Winemaker with Coeur de Terre Vineyard


"Meet the Winemaker" with Coeur de Terre Vineyard
Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30pm

Please join us as we welcome winemaker Scott Neal of Coeur de Terre Winery in Oregon. Coeur de Terre or “Heart of the Earth” was founded in 1998 by Scott and Lisa Neal and is located in the West Hills of McMinnville, known for their geologic diversity and beauty which translates into unique pinot noir. 

Chef Jacques is thrilled to host Scott and his delectable wines after a recent visit to the beautiful vineyards of Coeur de Terre in the Willamette Valley. Come for an evening of tasting “handcrafted, sustainable, artisanal and undeniably Oregon wines” paired with a delightful five-course dinner menu.

Chef Jacques’ Seasonal Canapés
Coeur de Terre Pinot Gris 2014

On the palate there is vibrant acidity and lightness that dances on your tongue leading to a focused minerality with flavors reminiscent of sweet Oregon peaches, apricots and grapefruit rind.

Ahi Tuna Martini, Chives and Lemon Zest
Coeur de Terre Oregon Pinot Noir 2013

The McMinnville AVA is known for its intense Pinot Noirs and earthy overtones, and this vintage lives up to these expectations. A bright red color lures you in with signature Coeur de Terre earthy aromatics, dried herbs followed by notes of plum, cherry, blueberry, and raspberry.

Roasted Shitake Mushrooms, Garlic, Garden Thyme
Coeur de Terre Heritage Pinot Noir 2013

Beautifully capturing one if not the coldest Oregon vintage in recent history, this wine is bound to become a classic expression of Oregon Pinot Noir. It first impresses with a beautiful delicate shitake mushroom and wild cherry nose followed by Pacific NW forest floor aromas and spices.

Coeur de Terre Syrah-Braised Veal Osso Bucco, Wild Rice
Coeur de Terre Syrah 2012

Willamette Valley Syrahs are rare, and here’s why. Even in a picture-perfect vintage such as this, the abv doesn’t reach 13%. Nonetheless, this wine merits your attention. Tart and peppery, yet balanced and showing some depth of flavor, it’s a marriage of umami, citrus, raspberry and stem.

Coeur de Terre Estate Reserve Abby’s Block 2012

Brilliant ruby-red. Sexy, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, cherry-cola and incense, with a suave floral quality adding lift. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering sappy black raspberry and rose pastille flavors complicated by hints of vanilla and allspice.

Mango and White Chocolate Gâteau

Gillette’s Locally-roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney and 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.

Date: April 11, 2017

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

Price: $150.00
Inclusive of tax and gratuity

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