Special Culinary Events

Chef Jacques presents a dish at one of his cooking demonstration!

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!

Roses smell fine, Candy tastes sweet; But a romantic repast Is a much better treat! Romantic celebrations are a tradition at L’Auberge Chez François, you might even say that they are our “raison d’etre.” Our philosophy is that life’s memorable moments are not complete without a festive meal and, mais oui, but of course, Champagne! (more…)

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Ticket for A Decadent Valentine’s Champagne Celebration Tasting & Culinary Dinner Experience “What’s Behind the Bubbles” $295.00 (USD)  

Cupid is planning early! Please join Chef Jacques at Open Table’s Top 100 Restaurants in America for Romance on Saturday, February 18th 11:00am for the ever popular and always sold out lively Valentine’s cooking demonstration and luncheon experience, this year featuring drum roll….Truffles! Truffles: “the Black Diamond of French Cuisine”, considered one of the world’s (more…)

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Ticket for A Valentine’s “Black Diamond of French Cuisine” Truffle Cooking Demonstration & Luncheon Experience Featuring Chef Jacques Haeringer $225.00 (USD)  

Please continue your romance month and Valentine’s Day week and join Chef Jacques and team on Sunday, February 19th at 11:00am for a delightful musical brunch featuring Laura Van Duzer! Enjoy delicious cuisine as we toast to Cupid and Romance! Laura, a multi-talented singer-songwriter, performer, pianist, and guitarist will be leading us today in all (more…)

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Ticket for “Love is in the Air” Four-Course Romance Musical Brunch Featuring the Music of Laura Van Duzer $125.00 (USD)  

Please join us Thursday, February 23rd as Chef Jacques welcomes Antoine Collet, French Wine and Luxury Brand Specialist from Kobrand Corporation, to present a vinous “Tour de France” Six-Course Wine Dinner Extraordinaire, featuring selections from their unmatched portfolio. For over 75 years, Kobrand has been a leading importer of classic French wines into the United (more…)

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Ticket for A “Tour de France” Wine Dinner Experience Featuring Kobrand’s French Luxury Wine Specialist, Antoine Collette $266.00 (USD)  

Please join L’Auberge Chez Francois and team as we celebrate ROMANCE at Open Table’s top 100 Restaurants in America for Romance, and Good Housekeeping’s Most Romantic Restaurant in the State for our wildly popular Wine Fest and Luncheon Experience! Chef Jacques, Paul Haeringer, and our team at L’Auberge Chez François invite you to our Wine (more…)

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Ticket for The Month of Romance at L’Auberge Chez Francois Wine Festival & Luncheon Experience $154.00 (USD)