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Skyline Drive is Only 15 Minutes Away!

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Erin enjoyed a visit on her day off. The vistas are magnificent!

Welcome New Executive Chef Christian!

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

There’s a buzz in the dining room. It’s all about the flare our new chef is bringing to the cuisine!

Come see us again soon so you can see first hand what the buzz is about!

Have you Considered L’Auberge Provencale for Thanksgiving Dinner?

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

THANKSGIVING DAY

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

Top Ten Things to Do on a Rainy Day at L’Auberge Provençale

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Top Ten Things to Do

on a Rainy Day at L’Auberge Provençale


10

Read a novel in the sitting room

9

Book a dinner reservation

8

Book a second dinner reservation, just for fun

7

Drink bourbon and smoke a cigar on the porch

6

Go to the Alamo Drafthouse for mimosas, lunch, and a movie

5

Check out the Discovery Museum

4

Knock on Suite 11’s Door and ask to use their jacuzzi

3

Make mud pies and ask one of the chefs to taste them.

2

Play Pétanque outside in your swimsuit

1

Hide Under a Car with Maurice

Looking for a quiet excursion?

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Guests often ask us “what is there to do around here?” There are many options!

What are some favorites? Many couples enjoy the local vineyards. Virginia offers some unique wines and is the second largest exporter of Viognier (France is first). We can schedule a private wine tour for you.

For the adventurous couple, day trips to caverns and hiking overlooks are popular.  Weather permitting, a sunrise hot air balloon ride can be the highlight of any romantic getaway. Also, we know a few businesses eager to schedule a horseback adventure for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Take a look at our list of recommended area activities:  http://www.laubergeprovencale.com/activities.html

 

Just want to kick back in the sun? Our pool is open for the summer. It’s located at Villa La Campagnette (3 miles from L’Auberge Provençale)

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!

Fodors Choice Award 2010

Monday, July 12th, 2010

L’Auberge Provençale EARNS FODOR’S CHOICE 2010 DISTINCTION

FROM FODOR’S TRAVEL

White Post, Virginia – June 24, 2010 – L’Auberge Provençale has been recognized by Fodor’s Travel, the foremost name in travel publishing, as a 2010 Fodor’s Choice selection. This distinction represents a remarkable achievement and recognizes L’Auberge Provençale as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the 2010 year.

Since 1988, Fodor’s Travel has been awarding the Fodor’s Choice distinction to only the very best hotels, restaurants and attractions around the world. Every year, Fodor’s writers’ experience, examine and evaluate thousands of hotels, restaurants and attractions in their travels across the globe. While every business included in a Fodor’s guide is deemed worth a traveler’s time, only fifteen percent of those selections are awarded the very highest, Fodor’s Choice designation by Fodor’s editors.

“From hidden-away restaurants to can’t-miss museums, Fodor’s Choice selections recognize the top sights, properties, and experiences our editors and updaters have found in their travels,” says Fodor’s publisher Tim Jarrell. “These places are the best of the best, providing a remarkable experience in their price range or category.”

As a 2010 Fodor’s Choice recipient L’Auberge Provençale receives special recognition in the current Fodor’s guidebook to this region and on Fodors.com.

Assistant Innkeeper, Erin King stated “As always, we are thrilled to be among the selected few to receive the Fodor’s Choice award for 2010. Our adage at L’Auberge Provençale is that we’re a place where ‘expectations are quietly met.’ Our guest are cultivated, well traveled and count on a restful stay with exceptional service and quality. Receiving the Fodor’s Choice award is a wonderful way to be acknowledged for the effort and pride we take in our work.”

About L’Auberge Provençale:

L’Auberge Provençale in White Post, Virginia, just an hour from Washington D.C., is set amid lush gardens on the rolling pastures of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the heart of Virginia Hunt Country. L’Auberge Provençale presents the feeling of an exquisite, quintessential French Country Inn, instantly transporting you to the South of France. With 14 Guest rooms, each adorned with its own private baths, including six with wood burning fireplaces. Each premier guest room and elegant suite is tastefully and individually decorated with European and Victorian antiques that were hand selected by Innkeeper, Celeste Borel, during her many travels overseas.

Every meal at L’Auberge Provençale is considered a special occasion. Set among three different dining rooms, each with its own unique and delightful décor; L’Auberge Provençale offers the ideal setting for a quiet and romantic 5-course dinner or cheerful gourmet breakfast. The rich aroma of cooking and baking that drifts from the kitchen, through the Main Manor House is a delightful attraction. Menus are planned around locally available game, which is bought from neighboring farms as often as possible.  Innkeeper and Executive Chef, Alain Borel grows many of the vegetables and herbs himself, with seeds purchased in France. Over fifty fruit trees also under his care, and are a further extension of his pantry, used daily for creating homemade breads for breakfast, pastries for dessert, jams, chutneys and many other culinary delights. The multi-course breakfast at L’Auberge is particularly memorable and may include elegant, Baked Local Apples stuffed with Grape Chutney topped with a warm Vanilla Crème Anglaise, Organic Poached Hen Eggs or Eiderdowns with house made Chicken Sausage; there are local Shiitake Mushrooms, sprinkled over thinly sliced breast of Duck or New York Strip, and it wouldn’t be breakfast without the Applewood Smoked Bacon. Dinner guests indulge in either a savory three-course meal, a five-course meal, or a six-course prix-fixe with wine pairings. Selections may include Smoked Salmon and Beluga Caviar Crêpes or Foie Gras with Truffles, and an elaborate dessert, such as the classic Chocolate Mousse Trio, a tasting of Coffee Reduction, Coffee Tuille and Cocoa Nibs. Dinner is accompanied well by a carefully chosen vintage from the Inn’s extensive and award winning wine cellar.

L’Auberge Provençale takes to heart that it is located in the Lover’s State, by offering custom-built packages of Lovers’ Indulgences, which may include chocolate covered strawberries, a sprinkling of silk rose petals in your room while you’re at dinner, champagne with custom keepsake flutes or a custom message in a bottle. The French cuisine and well-tended grounds offer a romantic retreat from hectic city life. With L’Auberge Provençale being a short drive from Washington D.C., the American Heroes, Last Minute Getaway and Facebook Fans discounts have proven to be touchingly popular.

About Fodor’s Travel:

Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, Inc., is one of the world’s leading providers of travel information.  Covering over 300 destinations worldwide, Fodor’s guidebooks and Web site, Fodors.com, have provided the most up-to-date, accurate information for travelers for more than seventy years.  Written by a team of over 700 writers located around the globe, Fodor’s provides travelers with engagingly written, intelligently and accurately reported, and absolutely indispensable travel guidance.

Romantic Proposal at L’Auberge Provencale

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Today Mr. Bill Lowrey proposed to Ms. Alice Petersen on the grounds of L’Auberge Provencale. Right after checking-in, Bill and Alice took a romantic stroll through the gardens of the Inn where Alice was delivered a romantic message in a bottle. Shortly thereafter she was overcome with tears of joy. We at L’Auberge were happy to share this moment with them.

CONGRATULATIONS ALICE & BILL!

Summer is on the way!

Thursday, May 13th, 2010



Despite the this week’s cold front, summer will arrive in just over a month. Our gardens are growing and our flowers are in full bloom!

To see more garden pics, check out our Facebook page!

Wine Maker’s Dinner

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Wine Maker’s Dinner

Friday May 21st, 2010

6:00pm

$88 per person

Meet the Winemaker, Caleb Foster,

of Buty Winery in the Walla Walla Valley, Washington State

Enjoy pairings with seasonal cuisine,

from Chef de Cuisine, Scott Meyers.

Featuring the freshest ingredients from local farms

Wine Maker’s Dinner Menu

Caleb Foster

Winemaker of 19 vintages in Washington, New Zealand and South Africa, Caleb designs Buty wines with Nina as personal statements. International winemaking has taught him to stay true to Washington wine’s character of origin.

The Philosphy

Buty’s philosophy of winemaking reflects the old religious worldview of human growth from the body to mind to soul to spirit, called”the great nest of being.”  The all inclusive nest of being grows over time as we reach for the spiritual levels of life.  So, too, Buty Wines evolve including and expanding their quality at each stage of their development.  The wine’s development is a cumulative and artistic process.  Every stage of growth is equally important for a fine wine, starting with a great site developed into a vineyard, from fruit into wine, from cellared bottles to our enjoyment at a shared meal.  A great wine calls for complete attention as they expand the qualites present at every stage.

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