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!

La Grande Tente Garden Terrace Viña Otano comes from a family winery, whose beginnings go back to 1886 when “Grandfather Don Román Montaña” began to engage in the production and aging of wines, becoming the founder of a series of master craftsmen in wines. The current generation of grandchildren continue this work with great success. (more…)

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Ticket for Wines of Rioja Spain, “Viña Otano” Wine Dinner Experience Featuring Ervigio Adan, Export Manager Viña Otano / Premium Fincas & VERY Special Guest Robert Parker’s Wine “Personality of the Year” Aurelio Cabestrero, Proprietor, Grapes of $192.00 (USD)  

La Grande Tente Garden Terrace Please join Chef Jacques and team on Sunday, October 9th at 11:00am for a delightful musical brunch featuring Laura Van Duzer on our outdoor covered patio under our Grande Tente. Come relax and under café bistro lighting, taking in pastoral views of our six acres, two on-site gardens, koi pond, (more…)

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Ticket for An October Harvest Four-Course Musical Brunch Featuring the Delightful Music of Laura Van Duzer $115.00 (USD)  

La Grande Tente Terrace, Very Limited Seating Please join Chef Jacques on Sunday, October 23rd, 2021 at 11:00am for our second annual Oktoberfest Musical Brunch as we toast the fall season! Enjoy Chef’s delectable Alsatian Oktoberfest menu, brunch cocktails, Alsatian wine, selected craft and imported beer and of course, the entertaining music of award-winning accordionist (more…)

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Ticket for Alsatian Oktoberfest Four-Course Musical Brunch Experience Featuring Award-Winning Accordionist Frank Busso $115.00 (USD)  

La Grande Tente Terrace – Very Limited Exclusive Seating Celebrate fall, nature’s Grande finale, with our third lively Alsatian Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 23rd, at 4:00pm. The evening will be filled with sumptuous continuous libations, delectable food, live music, and merriment hosted by Chef Jacques’ Haeringer and team. Our Alsatian Octoberfest experience will be offered (more…)

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Ticket for L’Auberge Chez François 3rd Annual Alsatian Oktoberfest Six-Course Musical Wine and Beer Dinner Experience Featuring Award-Winning Accordionist Frank Busso $198.00 (USD)  

Rooster Room, Limited Seating Please join Chef Jacques for a very special and always lively Friday Night Alsatian Cooking Demo and Wine Dinner. Chef will share his passion tonight for classic French cuisine by teaching expert cooking techniques and the “tricks of the trade,” sharing his recipes for the home chef. Dine on a menu (more…)

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Ticket for A Very Special Friday Evening Chef Jacques’ Alsatian Cooking Demo & Wine Dinner Featuring the Alsatian Wines of Lucien Albrecht with Special Guest Etienne Godard, Export Director $212.00 (USD)