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Argentina Wine Tasting

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Argentina Asado & Wine Tasting

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2011

2PM- 6PM

Join Madame Celeste Borel, Senor Gonzales, and the Chefs of L’Auberge Provençale for an afternoon on the terrace…Traditional grilled meats and seafood will be served buffet style, while you sip bold and hearty Argentinian wine and enjoy one last summer day dining Al Fresco.

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CALL TO RESERVE NOW, LIMITED SEATING

540.837.1375

Shenandoah Valley Inn

$125 per Person

Includes Wine, Food, Tax, and Gratuity, Credit Card Required to Hold Reservation

$165 On ANY Premier Room or Suite

Valid only on stay Sunday, September 25, 2011

Includes Gourmet Breakfast for Two at our Shenandoah Valley Inn

Must attend wine tasting. Not valid with any other discount.

Check In 3:00pm    Check Out 11:00am

 

 

Zucchini Bread

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Pastry Chef Duane Copeland is spoiling us with this month’s sweet treat recipe from L’Auberge Provencale. Be sure to try it out and tell us what you think!

Northern Virginia Bed and Breakfast

ZUCCHINI BREAD
Makes Four 8 x 4 pans

Ingredients:

-3 Eggs

-2 Cups Sugar

- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla

-1 Cup Flour

-1 Teaspoon Salt

-2 Teaspoons Baking Soda

-1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder

-1 Cup Chopped Nuts

-5/8 c. or 5 oz. of oil

- 2 Cups Zucchini (unpeeled and put through blender or grated)

 

Directions:

Step One: Mix eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Set aside.

Step Two: In separate bowl blend flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and nuts. Add egg mixture from step one to flour mixture, mixing well.

Step Three: Fold zucchini into dough.

Step Four: Pour into 4 loaf pans 8″ x 4″ (or cook one at a time) and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Step Five: Remove from pan while still hot, let rest for at least 10-15 minutes and serve warm with butter.

 

ENJOY

 

“Taste of Provence” Wine Experience

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

It was a beautiful day on June 26th – hot, humid and a chance of rain, typical of early summer days in the Shenandoah Valley. Thirty lucky guests joined us indoors at L’Auberge Provencale for a cool, leisurely lunch in our Sunny Peach Dining Room. The ambiance was reminiscent of all that is Southern France and the essence that is Provence.

Virginia Wine Country Inn | Bed and Breakfast in Virginia

The “Taste of Provence” wasn’t merely just another wine dinner – it was a Wine Experience.  Guests dined around round tables, adorned in crisp cream linens and fresh garden flowers picked that afternoon.  Rosemary bread and fresh baked French Baguettes were drenched in our house-infused Garlic and Herb Olive Oil. Our guests embarked on the traditions and customs hidden behind Provençale Cuisine; great conversation, food and wine!

The wines and food, paired perfectly with much thought and collaboration by L’Auberge Provençale’s Executive Chef, Jacob Jasinski, Madame Celeste Borel and Wine Consultant, Jason Bise of Country Vintner Distributors. Every taste was a delight to all the senses. In between the flights of fare, Jason Bise took time to educate the party on the riches behind each region we were visiting in our minds and palates. Highlights of the meal started with the Caramelized Onion Mushroom Tartlet next to a bed of Oysters in Sorrel, Caviar and Citrus. The second and third flights showed off Chef Jasinski’s talent for Duck Galantine, Petite Bouillabaisse, A Duet of Gazpacho, and not to overdo it, House Cured Duck Ham & Foie Gras Royale. Just when guests thought it couldn’t be topped, Chef Jasinski sent out Local Lamb Rack & Loin and Slow Cooked Culotte, which melted like butter in everyone’s mouth. The fifth and final flight ended the afternoon on a sweet note; showing off Citrus Crepes Suzette and Apricot Tart Tatin with cool serving of Nougat Ice Cream, a specialty of our Pastry Chef, Duane Copeland.

The company, food and wine told the perfect story of an afternoon dining delight in sun splashed hills of the Southern Region of Provence. We thank each of our guests who made the journey to Provence with us that Sunday afternoon in June. We look forward to our subsequent Wine Dinner next month.

Stay Tuned…

Our next Wine Dinner will be in August, 2011

Date & Time to follow

Featuring Wine Importer & Author, Roy Cloud

To Burgundy and Back Again: A Tale of Wine, France, and Brotherhood

Reviewed 5.0 out of 5.5 Stars on Amazon.com

Read the Editorial Reviews

The menu will feature wines handpicked from Roy’s book and travels through France.

Autographed books will be available for purchase.

Experience the delights of summer in the Shenandoah Valley!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Virginia Bed and BreakfastSpring has sprung, summer is here and so are our fresh garden vegetables and herbs!

After the long cold winter and a wet rainy spring, we’re ready to serve the bounty of our gardens to our guests. The seedlings and sprouts have turned full bloom and our chefs are ecstatic to be able to use the crisp, garden-fresh delights.

Cultivated in our very own backyard, handpicked daily by our talented team of chefs and primed and groomed in our kitchen (the heart of the house) every piece of produce is not only a source of nourishment, but also a source of passion. Delivered for your dining delight every morning and evening, summer is the locavore’s dream, and the ideal time to visit the Shenandoah Valley.

Shenandoah Valley InnHere at L’Auberge Provencale we take much pride in our green thumbs. Tended day after day with much love and care, our gardens and orchard provide gifts that keep giving and are the true inspiration behind our menus.

Salads of fresh harvested Garden Lettuce, Duck Galantine served with Orchard Cherries (pickled onsite), Mishima Ranch Wagyu Beef Culotte resting on a bed of Smoked Carrot Puree, a palate-pleasing presentation of Stewed Peppers and Zucchini Butter, or how about a Watermelon Mojito with Fresh Mint… it’s all blooming in our own backyard! If we don’t have it, one of the local farmers will. Look for Alain at the local farmers markets stocking up on local peaches and strawberries to be mixed with the splendors of our herb gardens and turned into jam for breakfast (don’t forget to take a jar of Provence home – our house-made jams and chutneys are available for sale!)

Shenandoah Bed and BreakfastWe summon you to treat yourself to our piece of Provence in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, not only will you enjoy the freshest possible cuisine prepared by the area’s best chefs, but you will leave knowing you helped support the local economy and the environment.

 

A Taste of Provence in the Shenandoah Valley

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Virginia B&B

Take a gastronomical journey through the sun-drenched Provence region of Southern France on June 26th from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Embark on the traditions and customs hidden behind Provençale Cuisine. Discover all that Provence offers, with an afternoon in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Join us at our Virginia Inn and Restaurant for our Taste of Provence, Wine Experience. Guests can look forward to the combination of superior food, wine and conversation, the cornerstone to the Provençale experience.

 

Shenandoah Valley French Restaurant

The menu will evoke the sun splashed hills of Provence through food and wine.  Look forward to enjoying the regions specialties, through our use of local market, local farms and the flourishing gardens in our own backyard.
Come and savor flights of small plates featuring the best of the season. Premium wines from the popular Provence Region of Southern France will accompany and compliment every tantalizing taste. Wine Pairing hand selected by Madame Celeste Borel & Wine Consultant, Jason Bise from Country Vintner. Meet our new Executive Chef, Jacob Jasinski, former Master Cook of Joel Robuchon Restaurants!
Reserve a Table in Provence…Enjoy Premium Wines at our Virginia Inn
Virginia Bed and BreakfastSeating is limited; please make your reservations well in advance for an experience to remember at L’Auberge Provençale$125.00 per Person. Includes: wine tasting, tax & gratuities

Discover the Spirit of Virginia Wine Country

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Linden Vineyards in VirginiaL’Auberge Provencale was thrilled to team up with Linden Vineyards last year on June 23rd, 24th & 30th for Linden’s Annual Barrel Tasting.  The talented culinary team at L’Auberge Provencale paired the cuisine to complement the latest wines available from Linden.  The Kingfish stole the show and went outrageously well with Linden’s Sauvignon Blanc. No one could resist the Lamb chops as they sipped on the 2008 Hardscrabble Chardonnay. Linden Vineyards Barrel TastingThis amazing event drew in over 750 wine enthusiasts from the area who visited the winery over a three-day spree. Mother Nature was on our side and the weather was as good as it gets in the Shenandoah Valley.  The food and wine was flowing as spirits ran high, and we were delighted to be able to take part in such an event.

Wine Tasting in VirginiaIf you missed the Barrel Tasting, but love Virginia wines, we invite you to visit our Virginia Inn and Restaurant and partake in one of our self guided or chauffeured wine tours.  Our Virginia Wine Country Tours include other local vineyards and wineries including Delaplane, Three Fox, Veramar, Barrel Oak, Pearmund Cellars (who won the Governor’s Cup this year), Philip Carter, La Grange, Naked Mountain and so many more. Wine of VirginiaAll of these fantastic Virginia Wineries are just a quick ride from the inn. After your complimentary tasting certificates are used, head back to L’Auberge for our Prix Fixe 5 Course Menu or 6 Course Tasting Menu with our exceptionally selected wine pairings.  Our wine pairings feature wines from not only the vines in the Shenandoah Valley and all around the world, but of course we pair the Kingfish with Linden’s Avenius Sauvignon Blanc. It’s that good!

Northern Virginia Wine Tasting DinnerIf the barrel tasting sounded like your kind of event and you’re sorry you missed it, mark your calendar for a Special Wine Dinner at L’Auberge Provencale on June 26th, hosted by Jason Bise from The Country Vintner. Call us for details!

Time to Get Hitched!

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

On April 29th, 2011 Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot with an estimated 2 billion people tuning in to witness this momentous gala of commitment, love and matrimony.  Across the pond at L’Auberge Provencale, in our own slice of Provence located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, we slipped in a private wedding ceremony for starry eyed couple Kim and Chuck. The guest count was only a modest two while the rest of the world’s eyes were glued to their televisions!

Romantic Elopement in VirginiaAt L’Auberge Provencale, we recognize that the whole world doesn’t have to be invited to make it the wedding of your dreams.  For couples looking for a more private affair, or who wish to “just do it already,” we are here to help with our Intimate Elopement Package.  Just because you’re looking to elope doesn’t mean you aren’t entitled to a day you want to remember forever.  Forget Vegas, City Hall and all the invitations!  Pack a bag, call in sick to work, and let us do the rest!

Our Intimate Elopement Package includes everything you’ll need for your undisclosed event with all the bells and whistles for your perfect day. Enjoy a private wedding ceremony in our enchanting gardens, orchard, sweeping back lawn, or in front of a crackling fire in our sitting room in the cooler months.  Don’t worry about a thing as we’ll even provide the bouquet and boutonniere for the bride and groom!

Virginia Elopement Wedding CakeAfter your nuptials have been exchanged, toast each other with a glass of champagne and a sampling of hors d’oeuvres.  Have a reception for two at a private, romantic and reserved table in the whimsical dining room of our award winning Northern Virginia Restaurant.  A Five Course Dinner for two is included in the package price.  Our Pastry Chef will complete the celebration with an unforgettable Wedding Cake for Two.  Consummate your love in one of our romantic suites and enjoy a two night stay built-in to the package price.  Wake up refreshed, rejuvenated and starry eyed in the morning to enjoy a multi-course gourmet breakfast in our sunny peach dining room.

Elope to VirginiaWedding planning services are included in the package as well.  Our talented staff can customize your elopement and even arrange a professional photo shoot so that when you’re ready to share your day with friends and family you can recreate every moment. A special gift from the Innkeepers, a pair of commemorative L’Auberge Provencale Champagne Flutes, will ensure you’ll never forget your special day!

If mom and dad would never forgive you, we’ll allow up to eight guests to attend the ceremony, however, additional dinner and reception charges will apply. Our exclusive Intimate Elopement Package is available for a modest $1200 and alcohol, wines, taxes or gratuities are not included, unless otherwise stated.

To plan your special day please give our office a call at (540) 837-1375 to speak with our wedding coordinator.

Easter Sunday Dinner in the Shenandoah Valley

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Easter Sunday Dinner

Sunday, April 24th
Serving 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Easter Dinner Reservations: 540.837.1375

Virginia Easter DinnerBreak away from the city chaos and join us for Sunday Easter Dinner at L’Auberge Provençale Country Inn & Fine Dining Restaurant in White Post, VA.  Celebrate the season in our sunny Peach Dining Room, or enjoy the views of the rolling hills and rural countryside by a window in the Blue Dining Room. If the weather is nice enjoy dinner, a cocktail or a glass of fine Virginia wine on the Patio! Enjoy the cool breeze, fresh air and scent of blooming flowers from the gardens of our Virginia bed and breakfast. Reserve a table for two, or gather the whole family for the celebration. Children are more than welcome and we have prepared a special Easter Menu just for them!

Easter Bed and Breakfast

This year’s Easter Menu will highlight the benefits of local dining.  We’re featuring the best of the farms, orchards and gardens that the Shenandoah Valley has to offer. The Dinner Menu on Easter Sunday will have the traditional items you’re looking for with some delightful twists!

The menu will highlight Spring Lamb, Local “Ham”, Ramps, Fiddleheads, Morels, Local Foraged Greens, Local Cheeses, Spring Asparagus, Fresh Peas and Homemade Biscuits.


Each Couple will also receive an “Easter Basket” with Housemade Chocolates.

Easter Dinner in Virginia

Three Course Dinner: $62 per person
Five Course Dinner: $88 per person
Tasting Menu: $115 per person
Five Course Wine Pairings: $58 per person
Wine Tasting: $68 per person

Please make Reservations in advance as space is limited.

Escape to the country and celebrate this special day with great food, family and friends!



				

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Back by Popular Demand…

Midweek Packages

February 15th – April 14th

 Sunday – Thursday only

Two Night Cozy Winter Holiday

Includes:

  • -Two nights lodging in one of our premier rooms or suites
  • -One nights gourmet repast delivered to your room featuring White Bean Cassoulet, Marinated Vegetable Grand Aioli Salad, an Array of Artisan Cheese, French Bread, Rustic Provencale Apple Tart, and a bottle of Red or White Wine to enjoy at your leisure
  • - A $100.00 credit towards Dinner for two in our Nationally Acclaimed Restaurant
  • -Two of our fabulous signature gourmet breakfasts each morning
  • -A Parting Gift from the Bounty of our pantry; harvested from our own Orchards and Gardens

 

Suites: $695.00  Premier Rooms: $595.00

Valid Sunday through Thursday. Not valid on weekend Friday and Saturday nights.  Not valid on holiday weekend Sundays.  Not valid with any other offers or discounts.  Taxes, beverages, alcohol, and gratuities not included unless stated.

One Enchanted Evening

 

 

Includes:

  • -One nights lodging in our premier rooms or suites
  • -A welcome array of Artisan Cheese and your choice of a bottle of Red or White Wine on arrival in your room
  • - A $100.00 credit towards Dinner for two in our Nationally Acclaimed Restaurant
  • -Our fabulous signature Gourmet breakfast in the morning

 

Suites: $365.00   Premier Rooms: $340.00 

Valid Sunday through Thursday. Not valid on weekend Friday and Saturday nights.  Not valid on holiday weekend Sundays.  Not valid with any other offers or discounts.  Taxes, beverages, alcohol, and gratuities not included unless stated.

Meet the Chefs…

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Meet the Chefs…

A Day in the Kitchen at L’Auberge Provençale

With big changes on the horizon Alain & Celeste Borel have been busy over the last year, scouring the country for the best of the best!  This month we would like to introduce the talented masterminds behind each savory flavor and decadent aroma that immerses from the kitchen.

We proudly introduce our Culinary Team…

Christian Phernetton
Executive Chef

Hometown:

Boise, ID

Relocated to L’Auberge Provençale from:

Chicago, IL

Family:

Christian relocated to Virginia with girlfriend Tracey,

their dog, Coco and two friendly felines; Little Man and Jezebel

Previous Employment:

Old Town Brasserie , Chicago IL & Greenville Inn, Greenville ME

Favorite dish on the L’Auberge Provençale menu:

Stay tuned…

Every day there’s something new and exciting being added to the menu!

Christian and his culinary team are working hard to add their own touch to our already exquisite menu!

Kenneth Shultz
Sous Chef

Hometown:

Boston, MA

Relocated to L’Auberge Provençale from:

U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John

Family:

Married to Melissa Marie for years

Previous Employment:

Caneel Bay, St. John, 33 Restaurant & Lounge & No.9 Park, Boston, MA

Favorite dish on the L’Auberge Provençale menu:

They’re all packed with amazing flavor, hard to narrow it down!

Duane Copeland

Pastry Chef

Hometown:

Washington, DC

Relocated to L’Auberge Provençale from:

Virginia Beach, VA

Family:

Married to wife ,for  years.  Two young children, one girl, one boy!

Previous Employment:

Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel & Todd Jurich Bistro

Favorite dish on the L’Auberge Provençale menu:

Duane wouldn’t pick a favorite, and we don’t blame him.

How could you choose between Croissant Bread Pudding or a Valencia Orange Chocolate Mousse Torte?!!


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