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!

La Grande Tente Garden Terrace Please join us on Sunday, October 15th at 6pm, for a very special “Rack Pack Sunday Music and Cuisine Wine Dinner Experience” featuring the famed Jeff Cooper, Glenn Pearson and Prince Havely, back after last month’s sold- out Musical Brunch. Everyone knows the names Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy (more…)

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Ticket for A Very Special Music & Cuisine Experience Featuring Uber Talented Musicians “Notes in Time” Jeff Cooper & Glenn Pearson & Special Guest Prince Havely “The Rat Pack & Their Music” $218.00 (USD)  

Please join Chef Jacques, Paul and team for the next installment of our ever-popular and always sold-out Wine Festival and & Luncheon Experience will take place on what promises to be a beautiful autumn day, Saturday, October 21, 2023 in the Rooster Room. Join us any time between 11:30am and 1:00pm for a walk-around tasting (more…)

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Ticket for “A Fabulous Fall” Wine Festival & Luncheon Experience $154.00 (USD)  

Chef Jacques’ and the team at L’Auberge Chez François invite you to enjoy a delectable and fun musical Sunday brunch featuring “Maria” Laura Van Duzer and “Captain Von Trapp” Prince Havely and the songs of the Sound of Music on Sunday October 22, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Hum and sing along, of course with everyone’s (more…)

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

Celebrate fall, nature’s grande finale, with our third lively Alsatian Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 23rd, at 4:00pm. The evening will be filled with sumptuous continuous libations, delectable food, live music, and merriment hosted by Chef Jacques’ Haeringer and team. Our Alsatian Octoberfest experience will be offered on our covered garden terrace under our 40ft x (more…)

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Ticket for 4th Annual Alsatian Oktoberfest Six-Course Musical Wine & Beer Dinner Experience Featuring Award-Winning Accordionist Frank Busso $198.00 (USD)  

Recently there has been a lot of buzz about “volcanic wines”. Many articles, a fine book by John Szabo MS, and since 2018 an annual International Volcanic Wine Conference all suggest something interesting is happening. A relatively small percentage of the world’s vineyards are planted on volcanic soils, and they are scattered around the world, (more…)

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Ticket for A Hot Topic: Wines from Volcanic Terroirs Wine Tasting and Small Plate Experience $205.00 (USD)  

Kati Sol Trio is back at L’Auberge! Experience the enchanting melodies of “The Falling Leaves” program as the Kati Sol Trio takes the stage at L’Auberge Chez François’ brunch on October 29th at 11am. Nestled amidst the cozy ambiance of L’Auberge, this performance will be a delightful fusion of favorite French chansons and timeless Jazz (more…)

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