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!

Chef Jacques’ and the team at L’Auberge Chez François invite you to enjoy a delectable and fun musical Sunday brunch on on Sunday, June 26th 2022 at 11:00am. Enjoy delicious cuisine accompanied by “Maria” Laura Van Duzer and “Captain Von Trapp” Prince Havely as they serenade you with songs from The Sound of Music. Hum (more…)

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Ticket for Sing-Along Four-Course Musical Brunch Featuring the Music from the Sound of Music With “Captain Von Trapp” Prince Havely and “Maria” Laura Van Duzer $118.00 (USD)   Sold Out

La Grande Tente Garden Terrace A summer evening filled with fine French wine, extraordinary food, and beautiful singing; what could be better? We are thrilled to continue our decades-long partnership with L’Auberge Chez François begun by our own Catherine Filene Shouse, Wolf Trap’s visionary founder and gourmand, who was a frequent and beloved guest at (more…)

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Ticket for An Extraordinary Night of Musique et Cuisine at L’Auberge Chez François Featuring Wolf Trap Opera Artists $300.00 (USD)  

La Grande Tente Garden Terrace Pour célébrer la fête nationale de la France, le chef Jacques et son équipe ont organisé une expérience très spéciale de dîner à six plats pour célébrer le Bastille Day. Nous avons invité notre ami et collaborateur de longue date, Hugues Beaulieu d’Elite Wines, à nous fournir desbastille day six (more…)

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Ticket for A Very Special “La Fête Nationale” French Bastille Day Celebratory Six-Course Wine Dinner Experience with Special Guest Hugues Beaulieu, Elite Wines $212.00 (USD)  

La Grande Tente Garden Terrace Join us Sunday July 17th at 11:00am as we kick off a celebratory Bastille Day Celebration Sunday at L’Auberge Chez François! Enjoy an exquisite musical brunch featuring the beautiful tunes of vocalist Nancy Scimone and pianist Wade Beach. Nancy and Wade will celebrate and entertain you with romantic and glamorous (more…)

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Ticket for “La Fête Nationale” Bastille Day Musical Brunch Experience Featuring the “Oh-So” French Music of Nancy Scimone & Pianist Wade Beach $115.00 (USD)  

La Grande Tente Garden Terrace Please join us on Sunday, July 17th at 4:00pm sharp for our 9th annual action-packed “La Fête Nationale” Bastille celebratory soirée at L’Auberge Chez François. Come enjoy an afternoon and evening that promises to be packed with fun, merriment, music, and, of course, wine and cuisine! In honor of La (more…)

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Ticket for “La Fête Nationale” Bastille Day French Wine Dinner Soirée & Waiters Race Experience Featuring French Wines of Frederick Wildman and Music by Prince Havely $220.00 (USD)  

Come drink and enjoy the “Stars of Summer” as we pour the glamorous sparkling wines of Gloria Ferrer from sunny California and raise a glass to summer! We welcome the summer months with a fabulous sparkling wine dinner party featuring the exciting wines of Gloria Ferrer. Chef Jacques and team are excited to pop the (more…)

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Ticket for Gloria Ferrer “Stars of Summer” Sparkling Wine Dinner Soiree Experience with Jim Futrell, Republic National $180.00 (USD)  

La Grande Tente Garden Terrace Please join our uplifting “L’été est Arrivé!” “Summer Has Arrived” Musical Brunch Experience on Sunday, July 31st at 11:00am, featuring the always entertaining music of John Sweet. Our “Summer Has Arrived” Brunch will be offered on our covered garden terrace 40ft x 55ft tent. Complete with six cooling fans, cafe (more…)

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Ticket for “L'eté est Arrivé!” “Summer Has Arrived” Musical Brunch Experience Featuring the Music of John Sweet $115.00 (USD)