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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

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?!!


New Years Eve Dinner

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Yes we are open for New Years Eve!

We’ll be having two dinner seating’s featuring a 6 Course Meal
(with choices in each course).

The First seating is from 6:00-6:30pm and is $98.00 per person!
The Second seating is from 9:30-10:00pm and is $125.00 per person and includes a champagne toast at midnight!

Wine pairings will be offered for each seating for an additional $58.00 per person.

There’s still plenty of availability, so make your reservations soon!

Fireside Frenzy

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

The temperature has dropped dramatically!

Nothing eases the chill of the crisp, cool air

Like a roaring fireplace!

Come enjoy the fireside with us November 14th -18th

Sip on Hot Mulled Cider in the Sitting Room

Dine on our Four Diamond French Feast in the Blue Room

Roast Marshmallows on the Back Lawn

Hideaway in your Premier Room or Suite

There’s a cozy fire waiting for you at L’Auberge Provençale!

Reserve any Premier Room or Suite of your choice

including our Signature Gourmet Breakfast

$185.00

Make a dinner reservation and dine on our Four-Diamond feast fireside

Or

Curl up and enjoy an In Room Gourmet Repast fireside in the comfort of your own premier room or suite

Valid: November 14th – November 18th, 2010

Dinner Reservation or In-Room Repast Required

Cannot be used with any other offers or discounts.

Taxes, beverages, alcohol, and gratuities not included.
Meals, taxes and other add-ons not included. This discount is for accommodations only.

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

Sweet Corn Velouté With Chive Oil and Crabmeat

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Our dinner guests have been raving our Chef Scott Myers selection of scrumptious summer soups!

Winey and Cheesy took the liberty to swipe a recipe from his cook book!

This crowd pleaser is sure to impress your friends and family at the dinner table tonight!

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Sweet Corn Velouté

With Chive Oil and Crabmeat

Ingredients:

  • 4 Ears of Corn, shucked and taken off the Cob
  • ½ Sweet Onion, small diced
  • 3 Ribs of Celery, small diced
  • 1 Idaho Potato, medium diced
  • 3 Cups of Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • Salt and White Pepper, to taste
  • 1 oz. Crabmeat, ¼ oz. per bowl
  • 4 oz. Chives
  • 3 oz. Canola or Pure Olive Oil

Directions:

  • Sweat Onions and Celery for 5 minutes on low/medium heat
  • Add Corn, sweat for 3 minutes
  • Add chicken Stock and Potatoes
  • Bring to simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Puree in blender and strain though a fine mesh strainer
  • Add Cream and season to taste

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!

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.

Country Comfort in Romantic Homes Magazine

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Romantic Homes Magazine featured L’Auberge Provencale in their April 2010 issue.

The article, Country Comfort, highlights all of the small touches that make L’Auberge Provencale worthy of being your favorite romantic getaway. Winey and Cheesy thoroughly enjoyed this editorial; of course they like anything that has to do with fine food, wine and decor!

We hope you enjoy it as well.

Summer Recipes

Sunday, June 14th, 2009
Outside Dining
Outside Dining

Today, we have some great summer recipes that will impress and refresh your friends and family!

Make sure you stay tuned, as we will be bringing you recipes periodically from our top chefs.

Before you know it your entire nieghborhood will think your a gourmet chef!

 Our philosophy is that good food and good wine should be shared with the ones you love, so invite your friends over, open a bottle of wine, and don’t forget to laugh!

 

 

Melon Soup

 

1 cantaloupe – 3 ½” – 4 ½” in diameter

1 mango

1 pt. strawberries

2 oz. grand marnier

2 c. crème fraiche

1 tsp. mint – chopped

10 mint sprigs

 

Peel and hull fruit and cut into 1” cubes

 

In blender on low speed slowly add fruit and puree

 

Pour into a stainless steel bowl

 

Add grand marnier and chopped mint

 

Stir well

 

Refrigerate until very cold

 

Serve in chilled bowls topped with crème fraiche and a sprig of mint

 

 

 Spinach Salad

                                                           

1 bag or 2 bunches fresh spinach – washed and dried

2 endives

confit of salmon

4 tomatoes – cut into 8th

¾ c. raspberry vinaigrette

pepper to taste

edible flowers – optional

 

Toss spinach with raspberry vinaigrette reserving a small amount to drizzle later

Arrange 4 endive leaved in salad bowl with tips sticking up around bowl

Place spinach in middle of endive leaves

Arrange tomato wedges between endive leaves around spinach

House cured salmon

Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper

Garnish with edible flowers

 

 

Raspberry Vinaigrette

                                                           

1 TBSP. mustard

1 tsp. garlic – chopped

1 tsp. shallots – chopped

½ c. raspberry vinegar

2 ½ c. extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp. parsley – chopped

salt to taste

pepper to taste

 

Whip mustard, garlic, shallots and vinegar together until well blended

Slowly drizzle in olive oil while continuing to whip mixture

Add chopped parsley, salt and pepper

 

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