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!

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Get a head start on your Thanksgiving celebrations by joining us for a delightful afternoon at our ever popular Wine Festival and Luncheon on Saturday, November 17th, 2018.  Enjoy samples of twelve wines from Spain, Chile, Oregon, Australia and of course, France! Arrive anytime between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm for (more…)

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All Inclusive $98.00 (USD)  

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM Back by popular demand, please join us Sunday November 18th at 11:00 AM for the return of The Lynn Veronneau Duo. With awards for Best Jazz Group, Best Jazz Vocals, and Best Jazz Recording, Verroneau captivates her audiences by blending Brazilian jazz, French chanson and swing standards with (more…)

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All Inclusive $76.00 (USD)  

Sunday November 25, 2018  11:00 AM Continue your Thanksgiving Holiday celebrations at L’Auberge Chez François on Sunday November 25th at 11:00 AM, as we present a timely  “Thanksgiving Weekend” Sunday Musical Brunch with our guests’ favorite guitarist – Alexander Barnett. A local guitarist and composer, Alex’s broad range of music ranges from classical to modern (more…)

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All inclusive $76.00 (USD)  

Thursday November 29, 2018 7:00 PM Please join Chef Jacques and his team Thursday November 29th at 7:00 PM, as we offer you a delightful way to kick off the Holiday Season, sipping fine wines while enjoying Chef Jacques’ delectable “First Flavors” seasonal canapés, passed hors d’oeuvres, and samplings of our favorite sweets (think Chocolate (more…)

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All Inclusive $70.00 (USD)  

Sunday December 2, 2018  5:00 PM Please join us at L’Auberge Chez François on Sunday, December 2nd , 2018 at 5:00 PM to kick off the Season with our third annual festive and lively Holiday Sing Along Supper featuring  two of Washington Favorites, Prince Havely and Glenn Pearson Prince Havely has performed at numerous prestigious (more…)

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All Inclusive $125.00 (USD)  

Friday, December 7, 2018 11:00 AM Please join us as we continue to usher in the holidays “L’Auberge Chez François style”, on Friday, December 7th, at 11:00am.  Chef Jacques will be hosting “A Holiday in Paris” cooking demonstration and luncheon, featuring the delectable cuisine and wines inspired by the romantic French capital. You will be (more…)

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All Inclusive $140.00 (USD)  

Friday, December 7, 2018 7:30 PM Please join us Friday December 7th, 2018 at 7:30 PM, for what promises to be an extraordinary all-Champagne Holiday Soirée, celebrating Maison Billecart-Salmon’s 200 year anniversary.  Billecart’s French Ambassador, Clement Calleja, will share his passion for these luscious bubbles with us on this festive evening. Billecart-Salmon was founded in (more…)

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All Inclusive $200.00 (USD)  

Saturday, December 8, 2018 Chef Jacques, Paul Haeringer, and our team at L’Auberge Chez François invites you to our annual Holiday Wine Festival and Luncheon on Saturday, December 8th 2018.  Please join us any time between 11:30am and 1:00pm for a walk-around tasting of twelve fine wines, accompanied by Chef Jacques’ seasonal canapés. The tasting will (more…)

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All Inclusive $108.00 (USD)  

Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:30 PM Join L’Auberge Chez François  on December 9th, 2018 at 6:30 PM and get into the holiday swing with a delectable Holiday Soirée dinner, délicieux wines AND our very own “Sinatra”, Jim Gibney with Efi Tovia. Jim has been a singer/bandleader throughout his storied musical career. He has sung at (more…)

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All Inclusive $138.00 (USD)  

 Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:00 AM Celebrate the holidays in style with a Champagne Celebration cooking demonstration and luncheon on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at 11:00am. Chef Jacques will be entertaining our guests with a lively cooking demonstration highlighting Champagne, of course, and followed by a very festive feast featuring delectable scallops, caviar, classic lobster (more…)

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All Inclusive $155.00 (USD)