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!

Grande Tente Garden Terrace Please join us this lovely Sunday Summer Day at 11:00am for our very popular musical brunch series featuring our local guitarist and composer, Jarrett Laskey. Back by popular demand, Jarrett is a professionally trained classical guitarist performing a repertoire of guitar music, including French standards, classical and contemporary songs. Our Sunday (more…)

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Ticket for Four-Course Musical Brunch Experience Featuring the Music of Romantic Guitarist Jarrett Laskey $125.00 (USD)  

La Grande Tente Garden Terrace Join us Sunday July 14th at 11:00 AM, for a celebratory Bastille Day at L’Auberge Chez François with a very special French musical brunch featuring the Accordion tunes of John Giunta. We welcome back the very talented John Peter Giunta a multi-instrumentalist on guitars, flutes, accordion, assorted folk instruments and (more…)

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Ticket for "La Fête Nationale" Bastille Day Musical Brunch Experience Featuring the Music of John Giunta $125.00 (USD)  

Please join us on Sunday, July 14th at 4:00pm sharp for our 11th annual action-packed Bastille celebratory soirée at L’Auberge Chez François for an afternoon and evening that promises to be packed with fun, merriment, music, and of course fine wine and delectable cuisine. In honor of La Fête Nationale, dine on our outdoor covered (more…)

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Ticket for “La Fête Nationale” 11th Annual Bastille Day Grand Waiters & Waitresses Race and Musical French Wine Dinner Soirée $220.00 (USD)  

La Grande Tente Terrace Please join us Sunday, July 21st, at 6:00pm for a lively six-course musical wine dinner experience! The EVER-POPULAR PRINCE and his Four-Piece Band will play this special evening celebrating the Full Buck July moon. The band includes veteran D.C. musicians with decades of experience performing popular music—Prince Havely at the helm, (more…)

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Ticket for "Pleine Lune (Full Moon) Fête” Six-Course Garden to Table Wine Dinner Experience Featuring Prince Havely and His Four-Piece Band $158.00 (USD)  

Chef Jacques, Paul Haeringer, and our team at L’Auberge Chez François invite you to join us for us an “Summer Celebration” Wine Festival and Luncheon on Saturday, July 27th, 2024. Please join us any time between 11:30am and 1:00pm for a walk-around tasting of nine fine wines, in our lovely Rooster Room, accompanied by Chef (more…)

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Ticket for Summer Celebration Wine Festival Four Course Luncheon Experience $154.00 (USD)