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!

You are invited on Friday, April 27 at 7:00pm for an delightful evening as we welcome back Prince Havely with Efi Tovia to our Musique et Cuisine dinner series. Join us center stage with Prince and Efi performing the music of Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington. Dine on a classic French dinner (more…)

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All-Inclusive Ticket $140.00 (USD)  

Join Chef Jacques’ and the team at L’Auberge Chez Francois on Friday May 4 at 6:30 PM, as we welcome co-founder of Cass Vineyard and Winery, Ted Plemons. Named 2015 Central Coast Winery of the Year, all the wines crafted at Cass Vineyard and Winery are estate-grown and hand-picked. In total, there are 12 grape (more…)

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All Inclusive Ticket $130.00 (USD)  

Say goodbye to the cold and hello to spring! Join us for a Spring Fling Cooking Demonstration Saturday May 5 at 11:00 AM, where Chef Jacques will show you how to use fresh, spring ingredients to prepare a delicious meal that celebrates the season. You’ll sip on Crémant while you learn the secrets to making (more…)

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All Inclusive Ticket $127.00 (USD)  

Please join us on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 at 11:00am for our ever popular musical brunch series at L’Auberge Chez Francois.  Local guitarist and composer Alexander Barnett will be performing a broad range of music from classical, modern and jazz. Since his first appearance at L’Auberge Chez François, Alex has been captivating our guests on (more…)

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All Inclusive $76.00 (USD)  

The founder and vintner of Glen Manor Vineyards, Jeff White’s interest and appreciation for wines blossomed while working for a nearby Virginia winery before he founded Glen Manor Vineyards. The original six-acre property was planted in 1995 while today, White farms 14.5 acres of grape vineyards to make world-class ‘wines with a sense of place.’ (more…)

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All-Inclusive $140.00 (USD)  

You are cordially invited to a culinary demonstration and luncheon on Friday, May 11 at 11:00am. What makes an elegant afternoon? Watching Chef Jacques teach his tricks of the trade, sipping on Crémant, dining on a light and refreshing seafood luncheon, followed by a French chocolate dessert, of course! Celebrate your mother or special someone and (more…)

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All Inclusive $127.00 (USD)  

The next installment of our ever-popular Wine Festival and Luncheon will take place on what promises to be a beautiful spring Saturday, May 19th 2018. Please join us as we sample 12 wines from France, Italy, Oregon, Austria and Uruguay  Arrive anytime between 11:30 and 1:00pm for a walk-around tasting of these fine wines paired (more…)

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All Inclusive $98.00 (USD)  

Dine on our beautiful terrace (weather permitting) on Sunday, May 20 at 11:00am with A Musical Rosé Garden Brunch featuring the music of guitarist Jarrett Laskey. Back by popular demand, Jarrett is a classically trained professional musician performing a repertoire of Spanish and Latin guitar music, standard classical music favorites, and contemporary arrangements.  Jarrett is (more…)

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All-Inclusive Ticket $76.00 (USD)  

Please join Chef Jacques and his team Friday May 25 at 7:00 PM, as we offer you a delightful way to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend~Outdoors on our beautiful terrace (weather permitting), sipping fine wines while enjoying Chef Jacques’ delectable Cuisine.  Does life get any better than this? Our sommeliers will be on-hand to (more…)

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All Inclusive $79.00 (USD)