The Chez François Cookbook

Classic Edition

Jacques Haeringer

Recipes from the nationally-known restaurant, L'Auberge Chez François, located near Washington, D.C in Great Falls, Virginia
Date Published :
November 2017
Publisher :
Bartleby Press
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9780935437515
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9.25 X 7 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Alsace-Lorraine has produced one of the world's richest and most varied cuisines. It combines traditional French cooking with surprising and delicious ingredients. Nestled in the hills outside Washington D.C., the legendary L'Auberge Chez François exemplifies the very best of traditional Alsatian cooking. The restaurant’s enduring legacy of culinary excellence and warm service began with renowned chef François Haeringer more than sixty years ago and is now carried on by his equally celebrated son, Jacques.

One of Open Table's 100 Best Restaurants in America, a AAA four Diamond Award winner, and considered by Zagat to be "DC's Best Classical French Restaurant, L'Auberge Chez François has long been on everyone's list of favorite French restaurants, and is considered the best place in the region for romantic dining. It is known as a destination for politicians, celebrities, and people seeking to celebrate a special occasion, often returning year after year.

Chef Jacques' cooling demonstrations, wine dinners, and special events also make the restaurant a destination for culinary education and gathering place for food enthusiasts.

This cookbook, first released in 1991, was revised and expanded by Jacques Haeringer from earlier editions. Included are many of the most beloved dishes and popular family recipes. Now everyone, not only those fortunate enough to dine at L'Auberge Chez François, can savor an Alsatian culinary experience. From subtly blended soups to splendorous desserts, the familiar and the astounding take their place side by side in this artfully curated collection of recipes.

About The Author

Jacques Haeringer is the proprietor and chef de cuisine at the nationally-known restaurant L'Auberge Chez François. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, and completing a culinary apprenticeship in Europe, he returned to Virginia to become chef de cuisine. When not in the kitchen, he can be found tending the extensive on-site vegetable gardens that provide much of the restaurant's produce and inspire the dishes he serves.


“L’Auberge Chez François has been for many years my favorite restaurant and the favorite of many Washingtonians. What a treat to have Jacques Haeringer’s wonderful recipes in such a beautiful book.”

- Roland R. Mesnier, former Pastry Chef, The White House and author of Dessert University

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