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Delight in a Taste of France This Fall

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Wine Taste DinnerClose your eyes and picture this… the air has a slight chill in it but the sun is warm on your face. It’s early October and you are on a weekend getaway in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Away from work and everyday responsibilities, you are indulging in a weekend of relaxation and romance with your love. It’s Sunday afternoon, the end of your luxurious weekend retreat and you break away from your comfortable room and head to a beautiful multi-course wine dinner. You spend the evening sampling delectable food and wine pairings from France’s wine regions.

Grapes and wine in VirginiaHow does that sound? We think it sounds like the perfect way to unwind and savor the early fall weather. Guests love adding our wine dinners to their itineraries for the perfect romantic getaway, honeymoon, anniversary trip, or just a much-needed break. Treat yourself to a weekend getaway and save your spot for our Tour de France Afternoon Wine Dinner now… it’s going to fabulous! Here are a few more details…

France Wine CellarOctober 2nd 2016

Meet & Greet @ 12:30 & Afternoon Dinner @ 1:00pm-4:30pm

Spend an afternoon touring the wine regions of France, with sommelier Christian Borel. We will be paring wine and food from each wine region of France. From Alsace to the Languedoc, the cuisine and wines are each unique and you will have the chance to sample each and choose a favorite. Chef Steven Ferrell will be utilizing ingredients from the best of Shenandoah Valley’s harvest season to bring you the Culinary Tour de France, a delectable masterpiece! The afternoon will be a multi-course affair that you won’t soon forget. Save your spot today and get ready to ring in the fall season the best way possible.

See a sneak peek of the menu here!

Call 1.540.837.1375 for reservations or book online to reserve your spot. We can’t wait to have you join us!

Glen Manor Vineyards Wine Dinner June 5

Monday, May 16th, 2016

There’s still time to book your travel plans and make it to our Virginia b&b in time for one of our favorite wine events of the year!

Wine events in Virginia are divine. Save the date for this one-of-a-kind Glen Manor Vineyards Wine Dinner featuring local wine & food

Save the Date! June 5, 2016

Meet & Greet at 12:30pm

Dinner 1pm to 4pm

Make your way to this delightful L’Auberge wine dinner with your friends, family, or loved one. Glen Manor Vineyards is located in Virginia, west of Washington D.C. Its unique location with mountains surrounding it makes for a beautiful place to spend time. You will enjoy this special area as much as you will enjoy the food!

Enjoy a farm to table style dinner featuring Virginia wines from Glen Manor Vineyard. Vinter Jeff White will be on hand to describe the wines, his vineyard and the philosophy and future of the Virginia wine industry. This one-of-a-kind alfresco event will include a whole roast pig, local produce, a Rappahannock oyster bar, and so much more.

Wine events in Virginia are divine. Save the date for this one-of-a-kind Glen Manor Vineyards Wine Dinner featuring local wine & food.

Look forward to enjoying this divine menu:

First Course:

  • Rappahannock Oyster Duo
  • Provencal Tomato Bread Salad
  • Deviled Eggs: smoked salmon, salmon caviar, eggs
  • Cherry Glen Farm Goat Cheese Selection
  • Housemade Head Cheese & Garden Pickles

Second Course:

  • Earth-cooked Heritage Oaks Farm Berkshire Pork
  • Roasted Shenandoah Seasonal vegetables, preserved lemon grilled asparagus
  • Tarragon & boursin marble potato salad

Third Course:

  • Jerry’s Berries Fruit Tart
  • Virginia Honey Cake
  • Goat Milk Baked Custard & Caramel

$135 per person.

Wine events in Virginia are divine. Save the date for this one-of-a-kind Glen Manor Vineyards Wine Dinner featuring local wine & food.

Get your mouth watering with this wine list preview:

As if the delicious food weren’t enough reason to attend, Chef Steven Farrellis will also be at this event and will be creating delectable dishes with ingredients and produce from local farms. Chef Ferrell, our gourmet chef of La Table Provençale, is a seasoned professional with an impressive background. He prides himself on presenting the best dishes in the Shenandoah Valley. Rick Supchak from Heritage Oaks Grange will be there to talk about GMO free, local foods as well.

Consider making this special event part of a weekend getaway; the dinner is on a Sunday, after all! Check our availability today and get excited to kick off summer with this lovely event.

Call 1.540.837.1375 to reserve your spot for the wine tasting dinner. We can’t wait to have you join us!

Book Now & Let Us Save You a Seat

You’re Invited to a Wine Dinner at L’Auberge Provencale

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Is Shenandoah Valley in your travel plans for late spring or early summer? Then make sure you don’t miss one of our favorite and most delightful wine events of the year. Our guests love attending wine events in Virginia, especially this time of year when the weather is divine.

Wine events in Virginia are divine! Save the date for Glen Manor's Wine Dinner!

Save the date for Glen Manor Vineyards Wine Dinner!

June 5, 2016

Meet & Greet Starting at 12:30 PM, Dinner 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Make your way to this delightful L’auberge wine dinner with your friends, family, or loved one. Enjoy a farm to table style dinner featuring Glen Manor Virginia wines of the highest quality. Vinter Jeff White will be on hand to describe the wines, his vineyard and the philosophy and future of the Virginia wine industry. This one-of-a-kind alfresco event will feature Chef Steven Ferrell’s  delectable dishes with ingredients and produce from local farms, including a whole roast pig, local produce, Rappahannock oysters, and so much more.

As if that weren’t enough, Rick Supchak from Heritage Oaks Grange will be there to talk about GMO free, local foods as well.

If you are a local and GMO free food enthusiast, have an interest in farm to table style dining, or just love to enjoy the perfect meal and glass of wine on your vacation, you will want to be at this event. Don’t miss it! Call 1.540.837.1375 to reserve your spot for the wine tasting dinner.

Book Now & Let Us Save You a Seat

Mother’s Day Dinner

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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Celebrate the most important woman in your life and enjoy the beautiful Shenandoah Valley at La Table Provencale restaurant for Mother’s Day Dinner. Produce and fresh herbs from our garden and surrounding farms make this farm to table dinner a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the wine country of Virginia.  Al fresco dining in season.

To make her day even more joyous, we invite you to book a night in one of our rooms or suites! Upon arrival in her room, Mom will find atop her pillow a single long-stemmed rose and eight delicious chocolate covered strawberries to be enjoyed. Then, we invite you to take an afternoon stroll along 172 acres of 5000 living tress at the nearby Orland E. White Arboretum, also known as the State Arboretum of Virginia, while they host their annual native plant sale, and bring home a memory to grow!

Dinner seating  from 1:00-7:00 PM, Sunday, May 8th, 2016.

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Beautiful Virginia Weddings :: Just Say “I Do!”

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Weddings can be a lot of work. In the midst of planning you may be wishing you had some extra help. To ease your anxiety and get you inspired for the big day, we want to share something special, a glimpse into some of the breathtaking weddings we have helped coordinate. 

Stephanie Ascari Photography

Stephanie Ascari Photography

Stephanie Ascari Photography

Stephanie Ascari Photography

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Stephanie Ascari Photography

These couples have made special memories that will last a lifetime at our Virginia bed and breakfast. With breathtaking indoor and outdoor space for dancing and being with family and friends, customized menus, and room for 70 guests, the perfect Virginia wedding is easy to create.

 

For over 30 years we’ve been taking the stress out of weddings by helping to coordinate all facets of your day of matrimony from the rehearsal dinner, to the ceremony, to the reception, and to the last champagne toast. All you have to do is say “I do!”

Here are some photos of the happy couples we’ve been fortunate enough to help over the years. Each one has a unique and beautiful story to share about their wedding and you will too! When planning gets stressful, always remember that this is an effort made out of love for the one you will be standing across from at the altar! Let us take care of the little details so you can relax and enjoy one of the most important days of your life!

Stephanie Ascari Photography

Stephanie Ascari Photography

L’Auberge Provencale offers a picture perfect venue and classically beautiful grounds, ideal for taking wedding photos that you will cherish forever. We would be honored to help you plan your special day. From the venue, menu, reception, and photos, we can get you the wedding of your dreams down to every last detail, without the stress.

Mona Botwick Photography

Mona Botwick Photography

View more Virginia wedding photos or start to plan your wedding today.

Caroline Lima Photography

Caroline Lima Photography

Renovated Kitchen and Bistro Lounge :: Virginia Wine Country Inn

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Construction is a long and slow process here at L’Auberge Provencale. We are looking forward to the opening of our new brasserie style bar and lounge.  Look for news about the grand opening.

Here are some behind the scenes photos as the progress unfolds!

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Follow this link to our facebook page to check out our progress – Click Here

L’Auberge Provencale Teams with Tesla Motors

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Tesla Motors

L’Auberge Provencale has teamed up with Tesla Motors to provide an increasingly desirable amenity; Tesla Destination Charging.

One of the driving principles behind L’Auberge Provencale is a commitment to the environment. In the 1980s, the Inn introduced several green-initiatives that have carried into the way it operates business today. Many of its sustainability efforts, including the local garden that supplies its restaurant with fresh vegetables and fruit, have attracted eco-conscious guests and contributed to the success of its business. When Select registry approached L’Auberge Provencale with the opportunity of installing Tesla Destination Charging, there was no doubt that it needed to participate. The addition of Tesla Destination Charging is part of several efforts implemented by the Inn to lower its carbon footprint while providing a special convenience to its guests.

L’Auberge Provencale joins a rapidly growing network of resorts in Tesla Destination Charging, including more than 160 other Select Registry properties throughout the U.S. This new program provides hotels, resorts, and restaurants around the world with charging equipment, and gives Tesla drivers the freedom to charge wherever they want to travel by replicating the charging convenience owners are accustomed to at home. (L’Auberge Provencale has one 80A Tesla Wall Connectors; guests charge for free and non-guests can charge for $15.)

“It’s been a little under a month since the charger has been installed and we’ve already seen a difference in customer attitudes. We’ve had several come up to us and ask us about it, and even more let us know that they’ll be back with their Tesla vehicles or other electronic cars to use the station! We’re always looking for ways to improve our guests’ experience here at L’Auberge Provencale. This is our opportunity to enhance our sustainable efforts and provide exceptional offerings to our guests, all while remaining one of the most technologically advanced bed & breakfasts in the area. Plus, I really love Tesla!” said Celeste Borel, Innkeeper of L’Auberge Provencale.

Tesla’s growing Supercharger network (now 400 stations along frequently-traveled highways) has inspired Model S owners to hit the road in increasing numbers. Owners can drive all day, charging for 30-40 minutes at Superchargers and then stop at night to stay at L’Auberge Provencale other quality-assured Select Registry properties, and other locations that have installed Tesla High Power Connectors. Tesla’s High Power Wall Connectors add 58 miles of range per hour, topping off Model S’s full 265 miles of range in just a few hours on a single charge.

Select Registry properties and other Tesla Destination Charging station locations are located on Select Registry’s website, Tesla’s interactive webpage, and will soon be featured in every Tesla vehicles’ 17” touchscreen through the navigation application to easily plan trips and locate the property. Visit www.teslamotors.com/findus for more information.

Photographs of the property and chargers are available upon request.

Baby Girl Borel – Baby Showers in Virginia Wine Country

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Friends and guests joined us to celebrate the upcoming birth of Baby Borel on Sunday, May 31.  Christian and his beautiful wife Ashley are expecting their first baby girl the first week in August, and of course, the grandparents are all a twitter in anticipation.  Lots of fun games from “Name the Baby”, to “Baby Price is Right” had everyone laughing on the beautiful May day.  The three hour event was planned by friends of Ashley and the two moms, Celeste and Susan and much participation in decorations from Sylvie and Crystal, friends of Ashley.  The expectant parents were certainly “showered” with wonderful gifts to welcome the new arrival.  We are all looking forward to the miracle of life to be bestowed on us in just a couple of months.

Virginia Wine Country

baby shower decorations

We were reminded that here at the Inn, we can host your baby showers, bridal showers, and bridal luncheon get-together’s  with flare and fun.  It doesn’t have to just be for girls.  Why not ask the men to join you?  That is what we did and all had a good time.  Just make sure to include some “man” food; like fresh Virginia ham biscuits and lots of cupcakes!

Virginia Baby Shower

Renovations Begin at Our French Country Inn :: Virginia B&B

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Renovations in Virginia Wine Country

Construction is finally underway for our new kitchen and lounge renovations here at L’Auberge Provencale.  Our extensive project got underway this week for an addition and complete renovation of our kitchen complete with a new pastry department, new walk-ins, all state of the art stoves, refrigeration and passes.  Our team of chefs under Ryan Ratino are anxiously awaiting their new cooking digs.  The new kitchen will enable them to take our cuisine to new heights of local and seasonal menus.

The new lounge, a little delayed due to zoning, will begin sometime in July and we hope to have it completed this coming fall.  The lounge will feature a great menu of small plates, house cured charcuterie, artisanal cheese plates and items from our larder and gardens.  This will become a place for the locals to be and be seen, and for our inn guests to enjoy the creative cocktails made with our house honey, herbs and spirits.

Kitchen Remodel

Phase One of New Kitchen

Not only will we have a new kitchen and lounge, but we are also embarking on a make-over of our dining rooms as well.  Keeping with the French influence we will be making a more modern statement in our decor.  In the backyard will be a new patio open this summer with beautiful vistas overlooking farms and fields of the Shenandoah Valley.

At each stage of the construction we will keep you apprised of our progress.  We hope you come and see our new look and enjoy a great brunch or dinner this spring and summer season here in sunny Virginia at L’Auberge Provencale.

Visit our Facebook Album and see the progress at the inn!

Country Chic Wedding :: 5 Tips to Enhance Yours

Monday, March 30th, 2015

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For some people, it appears that life is a series of magical steps:

Meet the man of your dreams ✓
Say “Yes” when he proposes ✓
Plan a spectacular wedding ✓
Get married and live happily ever after ✓

One small catch – this never actually happens. In reality, even the thought of having a wedding can be overwhelming. The devil’s in the details and when it comes to planning a wedding everything has to be right. Fortunately, we at L’Auberge Provencale, have specialized in Country Chic weddings for over 30 years and have put together some ideas that will remedy your inner Bridezilla. Here are 5 Country Chic Wedding examples that you can incorporate into the wedding of your dreams:

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Virginia

  1. Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
    Nothing says, “I’m making a grand entrance,” like arriving by a horse-drawn carriage to your own wedding. It’s part of the countryside wedding experience that every girl has dreamed of and we’ve made it happen on several occasions.

Floral Monograms for Weddings

  1. Floral Monograms
    Floral monograms are a fun and simple way to customize your big day. Place them at the beginning of the aisle or throughout your reception to enhance an open outdoor setting. Mix and match flowers to add personality and show off your artsy side.

Floral Arrangements

  1. Cascading Floral Backdrop
    A cascading floral backdrop can help to set the mood on your wedding day. Grab a fresh flower, tie the end to a ribbon, and let hang from an archway or center of focus to make any space instantly chic! Repeat until you have a series of flowers that will impress your guests and make for some dramatic photos to cherish after the wedding.

Wedding Gift Ideas

  1. Bride & Groom Wedding Gifts
    This is a perfect idea for couples having an intimate elopement. This day is about you and your significant other (remember?) so why not keep it personal and exchange some affection before the ceremony? A country-style bouquet topped with a simple message and gift will remind the two of your that you’re in this together.

Custom Wedding Cake

  1. Elegant Wedding Cake Topped With Real Flowers
    Adding real flowers to your wedding cake can take it from blasé to breathtaking. Use flowers of various shapes and colors to bring a little country to the table and dazzle guests. P.S. If done right this can be a big money saver on your wedding day!

 

Did you recently have a Country Chic wedding? Let us know about it!
We want you to share your wedding story with us.

 

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