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!

Tuesday October 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM Please join us Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30 PM, for a tour of Bordeaux featuring the wines of famed winery and négociant Borie-Manoux. Founded in 1870, Borie-Manoux is owned by the Castéja family, and includes châteaux in Pauillac (Batailley, Lynch-Moussas and Haut-Bages Monpelou), Saint-Estèphe (Beau-Site), Saint-Émilion (Trotte Vielle), (more…)

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All Inclusive $210.00 (USD)  

Saturday, October 27, 2018 Join us in celebrating Virginia Wine Month this October! This special event is the perfect time for wine lovers to enjoy Virginia’s world-class wines while enjoying the fine dining of L’Auberge Chez Francois. Virginia Wine Month began in 1988 as a way to support the state’s young wine business – with (more…)

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All Inclusive $98.00 (USD)  

Sunday, October 28, 2018 11:00 AM Please join us as we continue our lively Musical Brunch Series on Sunday, October 28th at 11:00 AM. Come and enjoy French tunes of the very talented Lynn Veronneau Duo, paired with Chef Jacques’ delectable  brunch menu. With awards for Best Jazz Group, Best Jazz Vocals, and Best Jazz (more…)

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All Inclusive $76.00 (USD)  

Friday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM Roses smell fine, candy tastes sweet, but a romantic repast is a much better treat! Please join us for date night on Friday, November 2nd  at 7:00 PM as we continue our romantic celebrations at L’Auberge Chez François, with our “Two for Tonight”  Romantic Soirée. As Chef Jacques likes (more…)

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All Inclusive $150.00 (USD)  

Sunday, November 4, 2018 11:00 AM Please join us at L’Auberge Chez François on Sunday November 4th at 11:00 AM, in welcoming back The Nancy Scimone Duo.  Performing beautiful French music, soprano and vocal artist Nancy Scimone radiates grace, passion and joy and enlivens audiences with her vibrant state presence, “winsome elegance” and “warm and (more…)

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All Inclusive $76.00 (USD)  

Wednesday November 7, 2018 7:00 PM Please join us Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 PM, for a guided tasting and dinner featuring the wines of Alsace. Our head sommelier Alex Bardsley spent five days there in June of 2017 with a Wine Scholar Guild study tour, meeting with vignerons in their cellars and vineyards, learning (more…)

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All Inclusive $190.00 (USD)  

Friday November 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM Featuring Karen A. Dee, Cheese Monger & Specialist, International Gourmet Foods Join Chef Jacques Haeringer and Karen Dee, back by popular demand, on Friday November 9th at 11:00 AM as we enjoy a Cheese Lovers Cooking Demo and Luncheon not to be missed! Savor local, imported and Grand (more…)

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All Inclusive $140.00 (USD)  

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)