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“Gastro Heaven With A Pinch of History” – Southern Living Magazine

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Fine Dining in VirginiaWe recently had the pleasure of hosting Find Everything Historic’s (Easton, MD) own Meggen and Peter Taylor!

During thier stay in December 2015, The Taylors got to sit down for a fantastic dinner with co-owner and InnKeeper of L’Auberge Provencale, Celeste Borel.

Laughter, stories of history of the inn, and a touch of raspberry spice filled the air from the aroma of a 2013 Pinot Noir, Talley Vineyards, Rincon.

Meggen Taylor described  “[t]he whole L’Auberge experience [as] a family affair, just as it should be at an inn of this caliber”

To read more from our featured article in Southern Living magazine click here!

Mother’s Day Dinner

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

mothers-day1Forever Memories for Mom

Celebrate the most important woman in your life and enjoy the beautiful Shenandoah Valley at La Table Provencale restaurant for Mother’s Day Dinner. Produce and fresh herbs from our garden and surrounding farms make this farm to table dinner a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the wine country of Virginia.  Al fresco dining in season.

To make her day even more joyous, we invite you to book a night in one of our rooms or suites! Upon arrival in her room, Mom will find atop her pillow a single long-stemmed rose and eight delicious chocolate covered strawberries to be enjoyed. Then, we invite you to take an afternoon stroll along 172 acres of 5000 living tress at the nearby Orland E. White Arboretum, also known as the State Arboretum of Virginia, while they host their annual native plant sale, and bring home a memory to grow!

Dinner seating  from 1:00-7:00 PM, Sunday, May 8th, 2016.

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Easter Brunch & Dinner

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

 

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An Easter Egg-stravaganza!

Spring is in the air! The orchards are blossoming, daffodils blooming, panisies and tulips too! March is inn like a lion and out like a lamb, just in time for Easter! Hop over the mountain and enjoy the beautiful Shenandoah Valley at La Table Provencale restaurant for Easter Sunday Brunch. Featured on our menu is not the typical brunch, but a spectacular sampling of our chefs’ fresh seasonal cuisine in our a la carte menu. Produce and fresh herbs from our garden and surrounding farms make this farm to table lunch or dinner a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the wine country of Virginia.  Al fresco dining in season.  You don’t want to miss the best in the area!

Come early to enjoy breakfast fare, or join us later in the evening to experience our new brasserie bar and lounge too!

Brunch seating from  11:30-3:00 PM & Dinner seating  from 4:00-9:00 PM, Sunday, March 27th, 2016.

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Spoil Your Sweetheart This Valentine’s Day!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Romantic Couple Holding Each Other's Hand At Dinner In An Restaurant

 

Been paying more attention to the game than the dates on the calendar? Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and if you neglected to plan ahead, then you are in luck! We are still accepting reservations for Valentine’s Day Brunch & Dinner. This romantic meal ensures your valentine will never know you fumbled!

Our 5 Course Menu is priced at $98, and the Chef’s Tasting Menu is $125

(Wine Pairings Non Compris)

Come early to enjoy breakfast fare, or join us later in the evening to experience our new brasserie bar and lounge too!

Brunch seating from  11:30-3:00 PM & Dinner seating  from 4:00-9:00 PM.

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Celebrate the Opening of our New Brasserie Bar for NYE

Monday, December 21st, 2015

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New Year’s Eve Extravaganza! December 31, 2015

It is our greatest pleasure to announce the soft opening of our new brasserie bar and lounge this New Year’s Eve to ring in 2016! New Year’s represents fresh starts and resolutions – celebrate with friends, loved ones, and a superb gourmet dinner with delicious wine pairings!  Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. We will be offering our four course dinner and Chef’s tasting dinner featuring the finest of the season from the region.

This elegant evening will be your fabulous toast to the end of 2015 and the beginning of your new year. We will be seating guests first from 5:30-6:30 for those who want to be out and about later in the evening, followed by a later seating from 8:30-10:00. Stay late and enjoy a toast of champagne to Auld Lang Syne at midnight while you dance the night away in our new bar & lounge!

NYE in White Post, VA

Call 540.837.1375 today to book your celebration of 2015!

The 4 course starting at $98 per person

Chef’s Tasting menu starting at $135, wine pairings non compris.

A Brasserie Bar & Lounge

La Table Provencale has served the Shenandoah Valley the finest, farm to table French cuisine for over thirty years. However, a more casual experience at L’Auberge Provencale has long been awaited.

This sophisticated addition will embrace a chic Parisian atmosphere, which you are sure to find both alluring and exculsive. Enjoy savory snacks and small plates of the freshest local fare. Most importantly, you’ll be the first to explore our exciting new array of trendy cocktails, herb-infused drinks, and craft beers on tap!

 

 

 

 

Celebrate With Us On Thanksgiving :: Virginia Wine Country B&B

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Thanksgiving Dinner at L’Auberge Provencale

November 26, 2015 12:00 – 7:00

Bring the family and celebrate this honored holiday with traditional wild turkey and all your favorite trimmings at L’Auberge Provencale. Seating will occur from 12:00 thru 7:00 pm. We will serve our 5 course menu including local organic/GMO free turkey and Chef’s Tasting Menu throughout the day. And don’t forget, our tradition, each couple gets a turkey sandwich to go. What is Thanksgiving without the leftovers?

Call 540.837.1375 to make your family reservation today!

Thanksgiving in Virginia

Virginia wine country inn   luxury Virginia B&B

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Enjoy the harvest this season!

2nd Annual Australian Vintners Dinner :: White Post B&B

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Australian Wine

Once again we are thrilled to have two of our favorite Australian Vintners from the land down under at L’Auberge Provencale, on Sunday March 1, 2015, for a great showing of their wines.  Flying in for a fabulous afternoon wine dinner are Sam Clarke from Thorn Clarke vineyards and Craig Bell from Morambro Creek.  These vineyards are famous for their Barossa Valley reds and Eden Valley Whites.  During the afternoon they will share the vintages, wines and terroir of their world class wines.

Chef Ryan and Sommelier Christian have created a menu worthy of the down under continent.  Arrive at 12:30  for a meet and greet with these two fun and informative chaps from the land of kangaroos, vegemite and wallabies.  We are not seriously putting any of this on the menu, but will feature the best and freshest of the season with an Australian twist.  We recommend early reservations for this afternoon.

For reservations:  Call  1-540-837-1375

Recipe for Romance :: Raspberry Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Valentine’s Day is a special time of year for lover’s to make special treats for their loved one.  At L’Auberge Provencale, here in the Shenandoah Valley, we have made many a Valentine’s Day especially with Chocolate!  Looking over the archives of recipes, we thought we would share this easy but delicious recipe that you can easily make at home.

 

RASPBERRY BROWNIE ICE CREAM CAKE

Ingredients for the Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cake

  1. 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped                                                                                                                                                                                       Ice Cream Cake Recipe
  2. 4 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. flour
  3. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  4. 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter-softened
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  7. 1/2 Cup Sugar
  8. 1 Egg Room Temperature
  9. 1/3 cup Walnuts, chopped
  10. 1 Pint of Raspberry Sorbet- softened
  11. 2 1/2 cup Vanilla Ice Cream-softened

Topping:

  1. 1 Cup Whipped Cream
  2. 2 Tsp. Sugar
  3. 1 Tsp. Vanilla
  4. Fresh Raspberries

Directions for the Fudge Brownies

Line 8″ Square pan with buttered parchment paper or foil.   Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler, (hot, but not boiling water)stirring until smooth.  Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.  Blend eg and sugar using mixer at medium speed.  Add Vanilla.  Gradually add chocolate mixture.  Stop mixer when combined and mix in dry ingredients using a wooden spoon.  Spread Batter in pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 19 minutes until it is springy to the touch, but not dry.  Cool completely, invert onto rack and remove paper.

Directions for the Topping:

Mix ice cream and sorbet together by folding in together.  Spread over cooled brownies.  Top with Whipped cream and raspberries.  Chill for 10 minutes before serving.  You can add the whipped cream and raspberries if you want to freeze ahead and remove the brownies 15 minutes before serving.  Then top.

This recipe is easy and fun and we hope it helps with your romance this Valentine’s Day!

100th Anniversary of Mother’s Day

Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Al Fresco Dining Provence Style

Al Fresco Dining Provence Style

This year is the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day and we think that calls for a special celebration. Executive Chef Joseph Watters has created a fabulous Mother’s Day Dinner Menu which we will serve all afternoon starting from 12:00pm until 7:00 pm. We also have a gift for each mom, a piece of Provence, a French lavender plant, for them to take home and enjoy all summer long.

The Virginia State Arboretum, just minutes from L’Auberge Provencale, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, hosts their annual plant sale that day. Local nurseries, farms and conservation groups will have their wares on display and for sale. Local craftsman are also on hand with great creations for the garden and home. This is a great way to shop for the coming season, enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Arboretum and stop by La Table Provencale for a fabulous dinner featuring the best of the season and our garden here at the inn, L’Auberge Provencale.

Our flower gardens and vegetable gardens are in full bloom. If the weather is beautiful we will serve al fresco on the terrace as well. We are booking up fast, so give us a call now to secure your table for this fabulous feast.
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Villa La Campagnette

Baby sheep grazing in the lush grass of our neighbors farm by the Villa La Campagnette

South African Wine Dinner at La Table Provencale

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

La Table Provencale restaurant at L’Auberge Provencale, had another great wine dinner this past Sunday, February 23rd, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in the heart of Virginia wine country, featuring the wines of South Africa.  On hand for the afternoon was Nicola  from Mullineux Vineyards, who  graciously showed  and explained the pairings of the wines of Keermont and Kloof Street, from Swartland.  Also, we enjoyed Riebeek Vineyard wines with Morne representing his great wines, also from Swartland and the western Cape.

Chef Joseph pulled out the stops with his South African menu, featuring ostrich, wild boar, scallop ceviche and a fabulous apricot souflee and Koek Sisters  paired with Mullineux Vineyard’s, very rare, Straw Wine.

Virginia wine country events

From left to right, Morne from Riebeek, Craig, from Jip Jip Rocks, Ben, from Thorn Clarke, Nicola from Mullineux and Celeste from La Table Provencale

Joining our group were two new friends from Australia, Ben from Thorne Clarke Vineyards and Craig from Jip Jip Rocks.  We made plans for an Australian themed dinner this same time next year, so you might want to mark your calendars now for this great Virginia wine country event at our restaurant La Table Provencale.

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