Special Culinary Events

Chef Jacques Cooking Demo

Join Chef Jacques Haeringer at the award-winning L’Auberge Chez François each month as we offer a series of special events showcasing fine food, wine, craft beer, live music and our two on site-gardens (in season).

At our lively cooking demonstrations, Chef Jacques shares his passion for French and cuisine by teaching expert cooking techniques and tricks of the trade, sharing the recipes for the home chef, while sipping on specially chosen wine. After the demonstration, guests sit down to a full five course luncheon in our garden room to enjoy the dishes showcased at the demonstration, along with specially paired wines and/or craft beers.

For our wine dinners, Chef Jacques collaborates with wine makers and sommeliers to feature the wines of a specific winery or wine-growing region. Guests enjoy a delectable five-course meal as they are guided through a tasting of the evening’s featured wines.

Our  wine festivals are an opportunity for guests to sample a number of wines from different areas of the world, at a walk-around tasting accompanied by our seasonal canapés, before enjoying our full lunch menu. Other events include our popular Musique et Cuisine series, musical brunches featuring live music, lively full moon parties, and more. All events, mais oui, but of course, feature delicious menus by Chef Jacques and our team with delectable libations.

You can register below for our current special events or feel free to call us at 703-759-3800 if you have any questions. Please check back often to read about our latest offerings. As always, we will be able to accommodate dietary concerns, given advanced notice. Please email us at chezlauberge@aol.com with any special requests.

The all-inclusive ticket price includes the special event with wine or beer pairings, beverages, tax, and gratuity. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase the wines and craft beers at a discounted pricing. Merci beaucoup et Bon Appétit!

La Grande Tent Terrace – Very Limited Exclusive Seating Odyssey has been known for decades to mean high quality, reliability and great dance music! Odyssey Express Band will play this special evening featuring Prince Havely at the helm, Tim Wynn, Efi Tovia, and Wes Crawford as we celebrate the beautiful full moon tonight! Odyssey features (more…)

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Ticket for a "Pleine Lune (Full Moon) Fête” Six-Course Wine Dinner Experience Featuring the Dynamic “Odyssey Express 4 Band” with Prince Havely (and an appearance by Chef Jacques on the Drums!) $211.00 (USD)   Sold Out

La Grande Tent Terrace – Very Limited Exclusive Seating Please join Chef Jacques and team on Sunday, September 26th at 11:00am for a delightful musical brunch on our outdoor covered Grande Tente as we toast the upcoming fall “Autumnal Equinox” season, and celebrate our 67th Anniversary of Papa Haeringer’s founding of Chez François, featuring the (more…)

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Ticket for Autumnal Equinox Musical Four-Course Brunch Featuring the Beautiful Tunes of Nancy Scimone & Pianist Wade Beach $96.00 (USD)   Sold Out

La Grande Tent Terrace – Very Limited Exclusive Seating More and more Californian winemakers are producing excellent wines that expresses the uniqueness of where they were grown, conveying their personality of “Le Terroir” (of the earth). Please join Chef Jacques and team as we host Robert MacFarlane of Potomac Selections, our highly-regarded colleague of more (more…)

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Tour of Californian Terroir Six-Course Wine Dinner Experience Featuring Robert McFarlane of Potomac Selections $208.00 (USD)