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Events at the Inn

“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

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

Autographed books will be available for purchase.

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!


Point to Point Race and Virginia Wine Month

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

You know that spring is almost here in the Shenandoah Valley when the Blue Ridge Point to Point race is just around the corner. No pun intended says Winey!  This is a great race that will be held at Woodley Farm, in the beautiful Virginia countryside, just a few miles up the road from L’Auberge Provencale, bed and breakfast. Winey and Cheesey will be there with a tail gate picnic to watch the beautiful horses and the beautiful people here in Clarke County, Va.  If you want to attend the race we still have a few rooms available and we will throw in the picnic for two!  The races are on March 12, 2011, so bring some cash for the side bet (only kidding!)  Winey and Cheesey think our bed and breakfast is the perfect place to unwind after the races.  Enjoy a sumptuous meal in our romantic dining room and a fine bottle of wine to mellow out even the most active DC foodies after all that fresh country air!

We will also be celebrating Virginia Wine Week and are offering “Love by the Glass”, for all those wine lover’s out there. L’Auberge Provencale’s romantic restaurant will be featuring our long time favorite Virginia vineyards and some new ones we discovered at the Governor’s Wine Awards last evening for the week of March 18-27th! Wine lovers now have another good reason to come out and enjoy L’Auberge Provencale.  The Shenandoah Valley and other areas of Virginia are producing some really good wines these days.  Your going to love them! Winey and Cheesey are loving them and you will too.  While you are visiting you can enjoy the culture, local history and of course, local food and local wine.

Spring also has us looking at all those goodies to come out of the garden and forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Fresh fiddleheads, morels, French breakfast radishes, mache…yumm, yumm.  You don’t want to miss this, so we hope to see you soon at the L’Auberge Provencale, country inn and restaurant.  Don’t forget we are only just a short drive from Washington, D.C.  And we know you are ready after this winter to get out of the city and enjoy country comfort!

Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu

February 11th – 14th

Friday &  Saturday: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Sunday : 5:00pm-10:00pm

Monday: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Reservations Required: 540.837.1375

Choose from our:

Popular Three Course Menu, Signature Five Course Prix Fixe Menu & Lover’s Tasting Menu

Each couple will receive a special Valentine with Gourmet Chocolates from our in-house Chocolatier!

First Course:

Kingfish, Compressed Shiitake, Citrus, Lemongrass Nage


Second Course:

King Crab, Coconut, Cucumber, Cashew, Mint


Third Course:

Carnaroli Rice Risotto, White Alba Truffle, Preserved Lemon, Fine Herbs


Fourth Course:

Lobster Crepe, Foie, Pea Shoot Salad, Carrot-Ginger Emulsion


Fifth Course:

Snake River Farms Waygu Rib Eye, Cêpe, Parsnip, Spinach, Smoked Béarnaise



Chocodisiac Flight

Cocoa Swan, Chocolate Port Truffle, Flourless White Chocolate Torte, Candied Cocoa Nib Tuile, Gianduja Butterscotch Anglaise, Chocolate Mint


$115 per person
Wine Pairing Additional $65 per person
Tasting Menu Includes Amuse Bouche & Valentine with Gourmet Sweets
Service Non Compris

Playing Cupid with Winey and Cheesey

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Cheesey is getting concerned, being a cupid after all, that some of you men might be lagging behind in your plans for Valentine’s Day. Winey thinks it is because of the excitement over football.  Green Bay!! Yeah!

But getting back to the topic at hand L’Auberge Provencale has created a great package for you and your Valentine.  Sunday and Monday, February 13, and 14th, we are offering a super package, of Virginia is for Lovers.  We are setting the mood for romance on arrival with a bottle of Champagne on ice and Sweetheart cupcakes in your rooms on arrival.  Relax by the fire and set an intimate mood.  Over a candlelit three course dinner, each couple will be given a Valentine and a box of handmade specialty chocolates made by our in house chocolatier. Retreat back to your room for a special turn down service with candles and silk rose petals.  Then linger in bed for one of our breakfast baskets and gourmet coffee delivered to your room or partake in our multi-course breakfast in our sunny peach room at your own table.

Make your reservations today for one of our premier rooms $475.00 or one of our Elegant Suites $505.00 inclusive.

This offer can not be combined with any other offers or discounts and is only valid of February 13 and 14, 2011.  The three course dinner is Included for two, (and if you want to upgrade to our 5 course or tasting menu it is available).  Taxes, beverages, alcohol and gratuities not included.

What a beautiful way to celebrate in the Shenandoah Valley, a romantic getaway at L’Auberge Provencale!

Have you Considered L’Auberge Provencale for Thanksgiving Dinner?

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


Thursday, November 25th

 12 Noon to 7 PM

Choose either our Five-Course Menu ($88) or our Six-Course Tasting Menu ($105).

Both will be infused with hints of holiday fare, including Local Wild Heritage Turkey.

Each couple will receive a “left over” turkey sandwich to take home after dinner!

Call now to make a reservation! 1.800.638.1702

Recipe Contest on Facebook!

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

With summer in full swing it’s time to put those luscious gardens and orchards to use!

Please submit your OWN favorite summer recipe on our Facebook Fans Page, using fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs.
Upload a photo of you and your summer creation along with the recipe by August 31st.
…Our chefs will review and recreate your recipes to select the winner!
The winner will receive a FREE night stay in September and their dish will be featured on our Menu!