Elrond's kitchen(e, d and w)

You have entered Elrond's kitchen. It's a large, wooden room, with a wood floor. A large fireplace dwarfs one end of the room. Over the fire is hanging a large pot of stew, which is bubbling merrily. The room is filled with wonderful aromas, making your mouth water in anticipation. There is a sign here.
The east door is closed.
The west door is closed.
The only obvious exits are east, down and west.
A fair elf smiling shyly
An Elven cook
A trash can