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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.

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