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.

Earth Day Celebration Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon


Earth Day Celebration Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon
Featuring the Sparkling Wines of Jean Charles Boisset and Master Saber Mathieu Gautier de Fossey
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:00am

We love our Mother Earth, and think it’s particularly important to devote a special day to demonstrate how much we care about the future of our planet.  Chef Jacques is equally devoted to developing and implementing “earth friendly” practices, such as local gardening and recycling, restoring and replenishing on the premises here at L’Auberge Chez Francois.  We all benefit when we join the race to make the world a better place. 

Please join us for a very special Mother Earth Day celebratory cooking demonstration and luncheon, featuring the sparkling wines of Jean Charles Boisset, a leading proponent and practitioner of organic and Biodynamic® farming at each of its estates.

Joining us from France will be Boisset’s sparkling brand ambassador, Gautier Mathieu de Fossey, Master Saber. Gautier will discuss their wines, pairings and wine making styles. He then will guide guests through the history and ancient art of “sabering” (cutting corks off bottles whilst retaining all five fingers on each hand). We then choose ten “lucky draw” winners to participate in sabering our “No 21” Brut Cremant de Bourgogne, on the garden patio (weather permitting) paring with our first “Earth Day” Celebration course.  A fun and celebratory afternoon not to be missed!  Viva Mother Earth and Happy Earth Day!

Cooking & Sabering Demonstration
Buena Vista “La Victoire” Brut Champagne

In partnership with the largest family-owned proprietors   of vineyards in Champagne, Buena Vista is proud to present our La Victoire Brut Champagne. This classic Champagne is made in the traditional style and is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Elegantly crafted, it offers the heritage of an incomparable style created to delight and make all great occasions special.

 Grilled Shrimp with Garlic and Garden Herb Butter
JCB “No 21” Brut Cremant de Bourgogne

“Each JCB wine is known by a number. And each number has deep significance for Jean-Charles Boisset, the collection’s creator and namesake. Jean-Charles’ philosophy of wine has been profoundly shaped by the wine region where he was born and raised: Burgundy’s famous Côte d’Or, which translates to the Gold Coast. No. 21 honors this connection and heritage, for 21 is the French government’s “Department” number for the Côte d’Or”.

Garden Greens and Herbs Salad, Champagne Vinaigrette

Champagne Sorbet

Local Rockfish with Chesapeake Crabmeat, Mousseline Sauce, Garden Garnishes
Jean Charles Brocard “No 69” Brut Rose Cremant de Bourgogne

Jean-Charles was born in 1969, the year that mankind went to the moon. As such, 69 represents unlimited expression, freedom, creativity, intellectual revolution, artistry, and refinement. Of course, 69 is also a rosé brut based exclusively on pinot noir; a rosé that entwines masculinity and feminity.

Champagne and Valrhona Chocolate Parfait

Gillette’s Locally-roasted Coffee, Harney & 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 22, 2017

Start Time: 11:00 am
End Time: 2:00 pm

Price: $140.00
Inclusive of tax and gratuity

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