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It’s That Time of Year Again – L’Auberge Provencale Gift Cards

Monday, November 17th, 2014

 

 

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Holidays in Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With holidays fast approaching, why not give a gift that creates happy memories, L’Auberge Provencale gift cards.

We offer gift cards to suit anyone’s budget, no black out dates and can be used any time of the year.

Be it a special occasion,  a weekend away to rekindle ones love for one another. Not forgetting all those family and friends.

Click on the gift certificate above or below, to give the gift of happiness. A gift that you will never gather dust, only special and unique experiences.

 

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Ten Things We Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Thanksgiving

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I was growing up my mother told me to think of things I was grateful for during Thanksgiving. So this year I am thankful for many things here at L’Auberge Provencale.

1. Thankful for the wonderful housekeeping staff that has been with us for many years, who love to see things sparkle.

2. This beautiful fall weather we have been experiencing thus far; crisp days and brilliant nights.

3. A well stocked, and eclectic selection of wines in the cellar dating back to a bottle of 1905 Madeira and a cozy salon and restaurant in which to enjoy them in.

4. A talented and hard working restaurant staff that always strives for perfection.

5. Thankful for such loving and caring parents; Celeste and Alain Borel, the backbone of L’Auberge Provencale.

6. For our little corner of Provence in the heart of Virginia, with the Blueridge Mountains as its backdrop.

7. Being surrounded by such a concentration of passionate vintners, in the heart of the Northern Virginia Wine Region.

8. For having the Virginia State Arboretum and all its beautiful grounds just two minutes away.

9. For the health and happiness of our children and families.

10. And for Noel, the office cat.

Christmas in the Shenandoah Valley

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
VA bed and breakfasts

Pastry and Hot Mulled Cider in our cozy sitting room by the fire

The season of Christmas and Hanukkah is approaching fast.  What a great time to visit L’Auberge Provencale, a romantic b&b in the Shenandoah Valley.  Tired of mall shopping? Looking at the same old ties and socks?  If you want something unique, hand crafted and simply one of a kind, the Shenandoah Valley has an abundance of stores and boutiques where you can truly find a great treasure.

Stop by Middleburg, on December 7th, and you will enjoy the Middleburg Christmas Parade from 10:00 am to 2:00 am.  This annual celebration of the season features over 100 riders and hounds, followed by the parade and an appearance by Santa.  Shop the stores that line the main street to find unique gifts for your special someones.  The Fun Shop is a favorite of ours with their eclectic range of goods, stop by Lou Lou’s for some divine accessories, Duchessa for great women’s apparel, and the antique stores and galleries offer high end selections to fill any wall in the house!

Old Town Winchester is also a favorite of our guests that are visiting our inn in Shenandoah Valley.  The walking center of town has been newly restored, and great shops, galleries, craft stores and more are great to visit and shop to you drop.  Don’t forget to wind around the corner to Kimberly’s and see what she has done again this year with Christmas decorations.  It is an experience in itself and you will come away with some unique gifts.

The  Virginia Wine Country is finished the harvest and putting the vines to bed, but the cozy tasting rooms offer a chance to relax from the hectic pace of the holidays.  And of course, our Shenandoah bed and breakfast is decked in all the halls and the elves are busy in the kitchen creating a new menu concept by Chef Joseph Watters. Sit by the fire in the cozy sitting room and enjoy some afternoon hot mulled cider, retire to your room for a nap; and then return to our dining room to sample our new menu, garden to guest and farm to table.

VA Holiday Lodging

Traditional Buche de Noel served during the Holiday Season

French Christmas Traditions & Desserts at L’Auberge Provencale

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

French Christmas traditions are celebrated and honored at our Virginia Bed and Breakfast. These holiday desserts are a custom that has its origins in the farming region of France, dating back centuries, families served a different dessert on each of the twelve nights of Christmas. The 13 desserts hark back to market days when farmers would buy and sell produce that always included a baker’s dozen of 13 instead of 12.

French Christmas traditions

During the holidays, this tradition is part of the custom of our Northern Virginia Bed and Breakfast. We offer these desserts in our sitting room to all of our guests, whether in the afternoon or after a sumptuous holiday feast. The desserts include fresh and dried fruits, nuts, cakes and confections. In Provence, most of the ingredients were locally grown and plentiful. These included raisins, dry figs, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pears, apples, plums, Orliettes (lemon and orange blossom water fried pastry), Fougasse (poppy seed and lemon Brioche), Nougat Blanc et Noir, Calissons D’Aix (Almond Paste with Pistachios), and 12th night cake.

All should be served with the Buche de Noel. Although the rich and extravagant Buche de Noel was not probably added to the custom until late in the 19th century.

We would like you to enjoy some of this at home, so we are sharing our recipe for Orliettes, best served hot out of the fryer, sprinkled with a little powdered sugar. They are easy to make and the fragrance fills the Christmas Air.

 

ORLIETTES RECIPE

Ingredients:

1 lb. flour
¼ c. sugar
3 eggs – beaten
1 lemon peel
1 orange peel
¼ c. orange flower water
2 Tbsp butter – softened
1 pinch salt
1 c. lite oil for frying
confectioners sugar

Instructions:

Shred lemon and orange peel with grater
Mix with flour, softened butter, sugar, orange water, eggs, salt
Knead the dough adding a little water if necessary
Cover and let stand for 2 hours
Roll out dough onto floured surface ¼” thick
Cut dough into 4” squares
Heat oil in frying pan until very hot
Fry oreilletes
When they are golden, remove and drain
Sprinkle with confectioners sugar

A Shenandoah Valley Thanksgiving

Friday, November 9th, 2012

The Shenandoah Valley local farming community has been busy this year preparing for an authentic Shenandoah Valley Thanksgiving. We can procure so much of our harvest dinner from Farm to Table. Fields of Athenry is supplying us with some super White Turkey (the breed) this year which we will be brine and roast with our special blend of herbs and seasonings from the fields and garden. In a playful way we are de-constructing the usual sides and finding fun and whimsical ways to showcase some traditional dishes.

Shenandoah Valley Thanksgiving

Smoked Hickory Syrup Foie Gras

Hickory Syrup, harvested from local hickory trees will be featured on this year menu. We have been loving it for its nutty smokey flavors. The process unlike maple syrup which is tapped, is made by smoking hickory bark and harvesting the syrup. It is just fabulous! Wild boar, sweet potato confit, Pumpkin butter, with fresh foraged Juniper Jus, mushroom bread pudding and funyun powder and smoked hickory syrup foie gras make this a truly mouth watering feast. Arrive early to the Shenandoah Valley and take a crisp walk at the Virginia State Arboretum before or after dinner, just minutes from our Northern Virginia Bed & Breakfast.

Call early for reservations: 1-540-837-1375. We will be serving from 12:00-7:00 pm.

We all should take a few minutes to be thankful for all the blessings of the year. Here at L’Auberge Provencale we also will be sending our prayers to our fellowman in New York and New Jersey who are still facing so many challenges.

 

Enjoy a romantic evening of love this Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

 

Come for a Lover’s Valentine’s Day Dinner

Tuesday Feb. 14th 2012

Come Stay at our Virginia Inn For a Romantic Evening of Love

Romantic Virginia B&B

 

Bring your Sweetheart, We’ll do the Rest.

A Rose for each Valentine Couple & a box of Gourmet Housemade Truffles…

 

Valentine's Day Dinner at our Virginia B&B An elegant, romantic setting…

An intimate Dinner for Two…

An evening to remember…

What better way to say “I Love You”

Dinner seating from 6pm – 9pm

3 Course Prefixe $64.00 / person

5 Course Prefixe $88.00/ person

A Lover’s Dinner for 2 $195.00

5 NIGHTS of ROMANCE

Stay at least one night from Feb 10th thru Feb 14th

Choose any available room or suite at our romantic Virginia B&B and

Receive Complimentary ~French Restaurant in Northern Virginia

  • Flameless Candles
  • Silk Rose Petals
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • A Bottle of Champagne
All in your room when you return from dining at our romantic French restaurant in Northern Virginia!
(A $138.00 Value) FREE

VALENTINE’S DAY MENU

WINE SPECIALS

RED
ST ESTEPHE, CHATEAU MEYNEY, 1998
145.00
WHITE
CHARDONNAY, RED SHOULDER RANCH,
SHAFER, NAPA, 2003
89.00

ARTISAN CHEESE

Housemade Pear and Raisin Chutney Tapenade,
Balsamic Reduction & Crostinis
3 Pieces 16.00
5 Pieces 24.00
IRISH DUBLINER
Sharp with Notes of Hay, Light Creaminess, Sweet Finish
FOURME D’A MBERT
Cow’s Milk, Creamy, Butter, Smooth Texture and Full Taste
BRILLAT  SAVARIN AFFINÉ
Soft Ripened, Cow Milk, Luscious, Crusty, Faintly Sour
LE BEFFROI MIMOLETTE FRANÇAISE
Hard Cow’s Milk, Hazelnut Flavors, Intensely Fruity
PETIT BASQUE
Medium-Firm with a Pungent Smell and a
Mild Flavored Sheep’s Milk

LOVERS MENU FOR 2

FIRST COURSE
NANTUCKET OYSTERS
Champagne Vinegar, Tomato-Horseradish, Ginger-Sriracha
SECOND COURSE
MAINE DIVER SCALLOPS
Braised Endive, Kumquat Confit, Sage
THIRD COURSE
HUDSON VALLEY DUCK CONSUMME
Duck Confit Ravioli, Slow Cooked Egg, Leeks
FOURTH COURSE
CARNAROLI RICE RISOTTO
Wild Foraged Mushrooms, Shaved Black Truffle
FIFTH COURSE
SNAKE RIVER WAGYU BEEF CULOTTE
Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Cabernet Reduction
DESSERT
PASSIONFRUIT BRULEE
195 Per Couple
Wine Pairing Additional 62 per Person
Service Non Compris
Six Course Tasting Menu and Three Course Menu
In Same Party Is Not Recommended

LES ENTRÉES

Three or Five Course Menu : Please Choose One
SLOW COOKED VEAL CHEEKS
Farro Risotto, Parmesan & Local Squash
RABBIT TERRINE
Pickled Shallots, Turnips, Wisteria Greens,
Glazed Kohlrabi, Cider Mustard Dressing
CREAM OF THREE ONION SOUP
Beer Cippolinis, Roast Gruyere Tuile,
House Cured Crispy Pork, Garlic Brioche Croutons
MIXED GREENS & ROQUETTE SALAD
Shaved & Marinated Vegetables, Aged Blue Cheese, Honey~Truffle Vinaigrette

LA DEUXIEME SUITE

Five Course Menu : Please Choose One
BEET SALAD
Yuzu Gelée, Bacon, Pistachio, Goat Cheese
HOUSE~MADE CRAB RAVIOLI
Pumpkin Purée, Red Onion Marmelade, Sauce Américaine
FOIE GRAS TERRINE
Quince, Almond, Candied Lemon

TROU NORMAND

Five Course Menu
PEAR COMPOTE, PEAR SORBET, BITTER LEMON SODA

VIANDES  ET POISSONS

Three or Five Course Menu : Please Choose One
DAY BOAT RED GROUPER
Cauliflower, Wild Mushrooms, Capers,
Brown Butter Emulsion
ROASTED SQUAB
Coffee Scented Macomber Turnip,
Glazed Chestnuts, Brussel Sprouts
BLACK BARLEY
Wild Foraged Mushrooms, Vegetables,
Truffle Vinaigrette
KUROBUTA PORK BELLY
Lentils, Glazed Salsify, Celery Root,
Pomegranate, Royal Trumpets
PAN~SEARED TILE FISH
Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Roasted
Spaghetti Squash, Red Wine Shellfish Sauce
WAGYU BEEF CULOTTE
Mustard Greens, Pistachio Butter,
Beer Braised Onions
Three Course Menu (Includes Amuse Bouche and Dessert, After Dinner Treat) 64 per Person
Five Course Menu (Includes Amuse Bouche, Intermezzo, Dessert, and After Dinner Treat) 88 per Person
~ Service Non Compris

 

 

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!



				

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

 

Dessert:

Chocodisiac Flight

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

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$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!

The holidays are here…

Friday, November 26th, 2010

…and are busy decorating!

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