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.

  • April 23, 2017
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Musical Brunch featuring Kevin ElamSunday, April 23, 2017 at 11:00amSunday brunch with family and friends is a great way to wind up the weekend, and live music makes it even more enjoyable!  Please join us on April 23rd at 11:00am as we welcome pianist and multifaceted musician, Kevin Elam.Kevin studied classical piano throughout his childhood (more…)

  • April 29, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Wine Festival and LuncheonSaturday, April 29, 2017Our ever-popular Wine Festival, Tasting and Luncheon will take place on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. Please join us as we sample twelve wines from France (but of course), Italy, Argentina, Washington State and wines from our Old Dominion, Virginia.Arrive anytime between 11:30 and 1:00pm for a walk-around tasting of (more…)

  • May 4, 2017
    6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Italian Wine Dinner featuring Paitin Estate VineyardsThursday, May 4 at  6:30pm Please join us Thursday, May 4th, for a dinner featuring the wines of Paitin. Since they first purchased the farmstead, wine cellar and vineyards in 1796, the Pasquero-Elia family has been producing acclaimed wines in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy, exporting them as early (more…)

  • May 6, 2017
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mother’s Day Cooking Demonstration and LuncheonSaturday, May 6 at 11:00amTreat Mom or your special someone to a lively culinary demonstration and luncheon to celebrate Mother’s Day. Your day begins sipping a glass of Crémant while watching Chef Jacques demonstrate a selection of his very special recipes before you retreat to our beautiful Garden Room and (more…)

  • May 16, 2017
    6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Cakebread Cellars Sommelier Series Wine DinnerTuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm Please join us on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm when we welcome Cakebread Cellars to L’Auberge Chez Franҫois for an evening of fine food with one of California’s benchmark wineries. Special guest David Griffiths, Director of Sales and Marketing for Cakebread cellars, will guide us through the (more…)

  • May 18, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Vive la France Musique et Cuisine Dinner with Jac & Co.Thursday, May 18 at 7:00pmPlease join us for the first of two evenings of Parisian music and food as we welcome back from France accordionist Jacques Pellarin and his wife and vocalist Corrine. Performing together as Jac & Co., Jacques and Corrine bring the sounds of France (more…)

  • May 19, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

An Evening of Parisian Musique et Cuisine featuring Jac & Co.Friday, May 19 at 7:00pmPlease join us for the second of two evenings of Parisian music and food as we welcome back from France accordionist Jacques Pellarin and his wife and vocalist Corrine. Performing together as Jac & Co, Jacques and Corrine bring the sounds (more…)

  • May 21, 2017
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Musical Brunch featuring French Duo Jac & Co.Sunday, May 21 at 11amPlease join us for a musical brunch featuring Jac & Co., the delightful husband and wife duo. Corinne and Jacques Pellarin will serenade you with the eternal sounds of France as you enjoy a delicious brunch. Chef Jacques has created a special menu for the (more…)

  • May 31, 2017
    6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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…)