Please join us Thursday, January 25th as we welcome Jason Tesauro, Chief Sommelier at Barboursville Vineyards, for the next in our series of Virginia’s Best wine dinners. Established by the Zonin family of Italy in 1976, Barboursville has been one of pioneers of truly fine wine in Virginia, garnering numerous accolades and awards, and winning (more…)
Join 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.
Prices include the demonstration, luncheon/dinner with fine wines, written recipes for the home chef, and all taxes and gratuities.
Please join us on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00am for a lively afternoon cooking demonstration featuring favorites from Papa Haeringer’s beloved Alsace. To start, let’s sip on an Alsatian favorite, Crémant d’Alsace, as Chef Jacques shows you how to prepare Papa’s traditional recipes. The Alsatian feast entrée, and customers favorite, La Choucroute Royale Garnie (more…)
Please join us on Sunday, February 4 at 11:00am before the big game and kick off your day with a Super Bowl Musical Brunch featuring the beautiful sounds of guitarist Jarrett Laskey. Back by popular demand, Jarrett is a professionally trained classical guitarist performing a repertoire of Spanish/Latin guitar music, standard classical and contemporary songs. (more…)
Please join us on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:30pm for our PlumpJack Estate wine dinner. After opening two successful estate wineries in Napa Valley, PlumpJack Estate in Oakville in 1995 and CADE Estate on Howell Mountain in 2005, the partners have created the impressive Odette Estate nestled in the palisades of the Stags Leap District. (more…)
Cupid is planning early! Please join Chef Jacques on Friday, February 9 at 11:00am for the popular Carnivore Lovers’ Valentine’s cooking demonstration and luncheon. Preparing a repast for your special someone is an act of love! Our carnivores “Romance” menu features a Gruyère cheese quiche Lorraine with smoked bacon and Virginia ham. Classic Beef Wellington (more…)
The pleasures of the table, fine food and wine are an essential part of a passionate life. Please join us on Saturday, February 10 at 11:00am for Chef Jacques’ Seafood Lovers Valentine’s Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon. Raymond Oliver, author of Gastronomy of France said, “The reason that bouillabaisse has a world reputation is because it (more…)
Roses Smell Fine Candy Tastes Sweet But a Romantic Repast Is a Much Better Treat Please join us on Tuesday, Valentine’s Eve, February 13th at 6:30 pm for a lovely dinner paired with music and Champagne at L’Auberge Chez François, one of OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. While Champagne is popularly thought of (more…)
Please join us Sunday, February 18 at 11:00am for our Valentine’s Musical Brunch featuring Prince Havely. The artist that has always been known as Prince, has been entertaining, singing, dancing, and getting standing ovations for more than 25 years. He has performed at numerous prestigious venues, including the White House and with the National Opera (more…)
Our popular Wine Festival and Luncheon returns on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Please join us as we sample twelve wines from Spain, Oregon, Argentina, Virginia, Italy, Australia, Chile, Washington State, and of course, France. Arrive anytime between 11:30 and 1:00pm for a walk-around tasting of these fine wines paired with Chef Jacques’ seasonal canapés. Our sommeliers will be (more…)
Please join Chef Jacques and the team on Tuesday February 27 at 6:30pm for The Bounty of Sonoma Wine Dinner as we feature the wines of Stonestreet Estate, Hartford and Matanzas Creek. We welcome proprietors Christopher and Ariel Jackson as they take us on a tour of the best growing regions in Sonoma, California. Stonestreet is (more…)