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!

A Delightful “Winter Musical Brunch” Experience Featuring the Music of John Sweet Feb 25th 2024 11:00 am Join us on Sunday, February 25th at 11:00am for a lovely romance-themed Sunday Musical Brunch at L’Auberge Chez François featuring local guitarist and customer favorite John Sweet. John arranges and performs popular music from the last several decades (more…)

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Ticket for “Winter Musical Brunch” $125.00 (USD)   Sold Out

Join us Sunday, March 10th, at 11:00am for a Sunday musical brunch not to be missed! Reminisce and enjoy some of the most celebrated entertainers of our time with the music of The Crooners, performed by the one and only multi-talented Prince Havely. One of the most recognized vocal talents in the region, always sold-out (more…)

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Ticket for Four-Course Musical Brunch Experience $125.00 (USD)  

Please join us on Wednesday, March 13th, at 6 pm for our PlumpJack Estate wine dinner. We will be featuring wines from their THREE successful estate wineries in Napa Valley, Adaptation by Odette in Napa, PlumpJack Estate in Oakville and CADE Estate on Howell Mountain. Scott Gaffney, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, PlumpJack will guide us (more…)

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Ticket for PlumpJack Estate Wine Dinner $237.00 (USD)  

The pleasures of the table, fine food and wine are an essential part of a passionate life. After a sold-out Seafood Lovers Wine Luncheon Experience in February, we are delighted to present to you, on Friday, March 22nd, 11:30am a special Chef Jacques’ curated luncheon experience for all the Carnivore Lovers! You asked for it, (more…)

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Ticket for Carnivore Lovers Four-Course Wine Luncheon Experience $125.00 (USD)  

Please Join us on Sunday, March 24th at 11:00am for a lovely Spring Sunday Musical Brunch. We are thrilled to welcome back Steve Long, a native of the DC area, who has been playing piano and keyboards professionally for over thirty-five years since graduating from New England Conservatory in Boston. With the ability to play many different (more…)

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Ticket for “Spring has Sprung” Four-Course Musical Brunch Experience $125.00 (USD)  

“Ring in the Spring!” Please join us Saturday, March 30th at 11:30am as we welcome Carol and Olivier DeForges from Clos Cibonne, famous and heralded producer of Cru Classé rosés from the Côtes de Provence. Located right on the Mediterranean coast just east of Toulon, Clos Cibonne has championed the rare and challenging Tibouren grape (more…)

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Ticket for “Ring in the Spring” Four-Course Wine Luncheon Experience $154.00 (USD)