Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast
Charleston by Water 12 Aug 2015, 12:03 pm
From early morning walks along the beach or the battery, to sunset sails through the harbor, this is the perfect time to explore Charleston by water. Below are a few of our favorite ways to discover the city and its waterways.
Walk the Charleston Battery – It’s best to stroll the battery in the calm of the morning. The Charleston Battery and Rainbow Row are not only historic, but by far the most picturesque scenes on the peninsula. From the shade of majestic live oaks, to the breezes from the harbor, this is the perfect way to start your journey through Charleston.
Going to the Beach – Charleston has five pristine beaches, each one with their own personality. While hitting the beach is always a good idea, choosing where to go is another story. Learn more here about our two favorite beaches: Folly Beach and Sullivan’s Island.
Paddleboarding and Kayaking Shem Creek – Exploring Shem Creek is a great activity for the whole family. Weave the maze of lowcountry estuaries and encounter Charleston’s active wildlife. From the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins swimming nearby and Pelicans flying overhead, this is a great way to get an up close look at Charleston’s ecosystem.
Sunset Sail through the Harbor – A sunset sail is definitely the most laid-back way to explore Charleston’s waterways. Soak in the seabreezes, glass of wine in hand. Relax and unwind, viewing the incredible sunset and a few more dolphin sightings.
Stay at one of our Charming Inns and take advantage of the many ways to explore Charleston by Water. Discover the lowcountry waterways with the The Kings Courtyard Inn’s Beach Package, the Adventure and Wellness Package at the Wentworth Mansion, or the Fulton Lane Inn Beach Package.
2015 Wild Game Dinner at Circa 1886 Restaurant 12 Aug 2015, 10:26 am
This November, Circa 1886 Restaurant and Chef Marc Collins will host the 3rd Annual Wild Game Dinner. Inspired by the harvest season and the flavors of the field, Chef Marc Collins and Pastry Chef Scott Lovorn have created a hearty and delicious four-course menu. The menu highlights four different enticing and exotic game meats paired with unique Southern accompaniments.
From the Camel Country Pate with Onion Mustard Jam and Pickled Okra, to the Elk Chop with Red Currant Grits and Butter Poached Turnips, this menu will surprise and delight the most adventurous palate. View the full menu here.
Feast your eyes on a few photos from last year’s Wild Game Dinner:
Join us on November 12 at 6:30pm for our seasonal Wild Game Dinner. Tickets are $85 per person, or $115 with wine pairings. Reserve your seat today by calling (843) 853-7828 for reservations.
The Perfect Summer Dessert 29 Jul 2015, 3:04 pm
Our Pastry Chef, Scott Lovorn, is a master at his craft and is known for creating the most mouthwatering desserts. The one dessert you can always count on Circa 1886 having on the menu is a light, airy soufflé. From rich chocolaty flavors, to refreshing seasonal fruits, the soufflé is a delicious light dessert, and the perfect end to your evening with us at Circa 1886.
Talking with Scott, it’s easy to see why classic southern fruits are frequently highlighted on his dessert menu. Peach season in South Carolina only lasts for two months, and it’s currently at its peak. This summer, in celebration of the iconic southern fruit, Scott is featuring a Peaches N’ Cream Soufflé on the seasonal menu.
The Peaches N’ Cream Soufflé is made with a fresh peach puree and Absolut Peach Vodka. In the baking process, the alcohol cooks out which creates a flavor reminiscent of Peach O’s candy. While the original soufflé recipe was made with Gran Marnier, Scott changes the alcohol in his recipe to match the flavor profile he is looking for. The candied peach flavor is then toned down with a creamy, rich crème anglaise that is served alongside the dessert. Guests perforate the pillowy soufflé and pour the creme anglaise on top. To make this delicious dessert even more decadent, Scott pairs the soufflé with a Dulche de Leche ice cream that adds a caramelly, cobbler crumble flavor to the dessert. We can’t think of a more heavenly ending to dinner.
Try the Peaches N’ Cream Souffle or another one of our many decadent desserts the next time you join us for dinner. Click here to view our full seasonal menu.
2015 Blue Jeans Beer Dinner 18 May 2015, 2:17 pm
Circa 1886 is going casual for a night. On June 19th, Circa 1886 Restaurant will host a laid-back affair with the Blue Jeans Beer Dinner featuring Holy City Brewing. Get your weekend started by throwing on your favorite blue jeans and heading to a party with delicious food and ice-cold beer.
The fun and informal evening will begin with live music, cold brews, and hors d’oeuvres on the patio. Guests will then venture inside for a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Marc Collins. The menu throughout the evening will be paired with local beers hand selected by Chef Collins and the team at Holy City Brewing to accompany dishes created for the event. Here’s a look at the menu:
Old Man Helles Lager
First Course – Prosciutto and Carolina
Shrimp Snow Roll
Spicy Peanut Sauce, Chili Glaze, Crispy Brown Beech Mushrooms
Paired with Washout Wheat Hefeweizen
Second Course – “Duck Fingers and
Pretzel Crusted Duck Breast, Honey Mustard Greens, Sweet Potato Home-Fries, Lemon Garlic Aioli, Sharp Cheddar Mornay
Paired with Overly Friendly IPA
Main Course – Coriander Braised “1855” Short
Holy City Root Beer Baked Beans, Grilled Corn & Pickled Okra Salsa, Collard Green Espuma
Paired with Chucktown Follicle Brown Ale
Sweet Finish – Holy City Chocolate
Paired with Half Calf Coffee Milk Stout
If your looking for a fun way to celebrate your dad, the dinner comes just in time for Father’s Day. The Blue Jeans Beer Dinner will start at 6:30p.m. on June 19th. The cost of the event is $60 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Call 843-853-7828 to reserve your seat at the dinner or 843-853-1886 to book an overnight package at the Wentworth Mansion.
A Day at the Beach: Sullivan’s Island 13 May 2015, 12:37 pm
Nothing says summer like a long day at the beach. Escape to Charleston to soak in the warm summer breeze, picturesque coast, and beautiful lowcountry sun. Charleston has five beaches – each with their own distinct personality. Sullivan’s Island is one of our favorite beaches with a rich history, laid back feel, and casual restaurant scene.
Start your day exploring Charleston’s fascinating history at Fort Moultrie. Step back in time at the fort, which suffered an attack before it was even complete in 1776. Today, guests can move through different periods in American history, from the Revolutionary War to World War II.
After exploring Fort Moultrie, head toward Station 22 where you can park your car and enjoy the walk to one of Sullivan’s Island’s many restaurants. Our recommendations: Grab a burger and a beer at Poe’s Tavern, or head to Home Team BBQ for BBQ Nachos and a Game Changer frozen drink.
From the smell of jasmine wafting through the streets, to the seersucker and straw hats on the beach, you will find that you have landed at the perfect Southern beach. Prepare yourself for a day of cool libations, beach games, and sand between your toes.
Don’t have your Charleston vacation on the books? This summer, King Street’s Fulton Lane Inn and Kings Courtyard Inn both have packages for those wanting to explore downtown Charleston and the surrounding beaches. With our Beach Vacation Package, you and a traveling partner will spend two days exploring downtown Charleston and a third day basking in the sun at any of Charleston’s beautiful beaches. Call us at 800-720-2688 to start planning your summer vacation to Charleston.
9th Annual Sizzling Summer Celebration 12 May 2015, 8:51 am
This summer, Circa 1886 Restaurant and the Wentworth Mansion will celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic summertime soirée. We will start the festivities on the lawn of the Wentworth Mansion with live music, a delicious helping of picnic-inspired hors d’oeuvres, and our favorite lawn games. The festivities will move inside at 7 p.m. where our guests will enjoy a festive grill-inspired 3-course dinner.
After dark, guests will head up to the cupola of the Wentworth Mansion for a spectacular 360-degree view of Charleston’s fireworks show. With a glass of champagne in hand, guests can count on views of the fireworks from the Cooper River to the Ashley River.
First Course – Iceberg Lettuce
Heirloom Tomato Aspic, Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing, Bacon Battered Onion Ring
Main Course – Dry Aged Tomahawk Rib-Eye
Cauliflower Piccalilli, Apple Pie Moonshine Baked Beans, Sauce Maltaise
Sweet Finish – Blueberry Crisp Bread Pudding & Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream
The Sizzling Summer Celebration is $75, which includes dinner and a glass of champagne with the fireworks show. Not inclusive of additional beverages. Take part in Wentworth Mansion and Circa 1886 Restaurant’s most prized summer tradition. Call 843-853-7828 to reserve your seat at the dinner or 843-853-1886 to book an overnight package at the Wentworth Mansion.
Charleston Girls Getaway: Shopping 16 Apr 2015, 12:17 pm
A Girls Getaway in Charleston is not complete without a day of shopping. With a wide array of eclectic boutiques and local specialty shops, we’ve made the perfect line up of can’t-miss shops in Charleston. Read along for a few of our favorite boutiques downtown.
Blue Bicycle Books – This quaint and quirky used book store has a wonderful selection of literary treasures and rare books. Stop here for local reads that are perfect for a lazy day on one of Charleston’s beaches
Candlefish – This new spot on Wentworth Street is the perfect addition to the Charleston shopping experience. Gather the girls and create a custom candle with your own specialty scent, or grab a unique candle from their carefully curated collection.
Mac & Murphy – This pint sized shop on Cannon Street has a wide array of irreverent and hilarious cards; perfect for the stationery lover in your life. From Charleston-made paper goods to art prints reminiscent of the South, Mac & Murphy is a must stop.
The Commons – Tucked behind a quaint alley on Broad Street, The Commons is a wonderful shop filled with American-made decor. The home goods here are luxurious with a modern aesthetic.
Charleston Cooks – This bustling shop on East Bay Street is the ultimate kitchen store. Charleston Cooks stocks every tool your kitchen could possibly need. Make sure to carve out a little extra time for their class on Lowcountry cooking.
Copper Penny Shooz – Stop here for the quintessential Charleston boutique experience. Copper Penny has been styling fashionable Charleston ladies for over 25 years. Look here for an edgy mix of sweet and heat.
V2V – This trendy spot is the ideal boutique for designer pieces. Stop here for unique outfits – everything from a flirty romper to a colorful maxi dress.
Hampden Clothing – This funky shop has been recognized by Marie Claire and Vogue as one of the top boutiques in the country. Hampden Clothing has an eclectic mix of designer pieces and is the perfect stop for a memorable shopping experience.
Sam’s Closet – Unique dresses and accessories are a specialty at this Wentworth Street spot. Don’t miss the sale rack – we’ve been able to find some of the best deals in Charleston at this charming boutique.
Bring your friends along for the ideal Charleston Girls Getaway. The Girls Getaway Package at the Fulton Lane Inn includes a two night stay, a $30 gift card to Tips-to-Toes, $40 towards brunch at Kitchen 208, and a $30 gift card at Bin 152 Wine Bar. Call 800-720-2688 to book this package.
The Perfect Spring Cocktail 8 Apr 2015, 11:35 am
There is no better place to enjoy a cocktail than on the patio of Circa 1886, surrounded by blooming azaleas, the Wentworth Mansion, and warm sunshine. Away from the hustle and bustle of King Street, our outdoor patio invites to enjoy a spring cocktail in a serene setting on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion. Our 5 for 5 at 5 cocktail program lends itself to a delightful evening, featuring five handcrafted cocktails and five wines, each only $5. The program is offered every Monday-Saturday from 5pm – 7pm.
When planning the 2015 Cocktail Supper at Circa 1886 Restaurant, our sommelier, John Martindale created a fresh aperitif cocktail that will please a range of palates. The Matilda Cocktail is an aromatic fruit forward drink created with Prosecco, Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit, and Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka. The honeysuckle vodka is distilled with only honeysuckle flowers, so it is very pure and refreshing. While the cocktail sounds sweet, it is actually dry and floral. Stop by and enjoy The Matilda at Circa 1886 today, or make your own at home with our recipe below.
1 oz Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka
1/2 oz Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
3 oz of Prosecco
Shake vodka and grapefruit juice in cocktail shaker and combine with Prosecco in a coupe glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Try this cocktail, and many more at Circa 1886 for just $5 during our popular 5 for 5 at 5 cocktail program. Click here to read our cocktail menu.
2015 Cocktail Supper at Circa 1886 Restaurant 24 Mar 2015, 7:57 am
This April, Circa 1886 Restaurant in Historic Charleston will present their second annual Cocktail Supper. The four-course menu, created by Chef Marc Collins, is perfectly paired with cocktails crafted for the evening. Circa 1886’s sommelier, John Martindale, created each cocktail with Cathead Distillery’s Cathead Vodka, Bristow Gin, and Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur. From the earthy and savory Chicory Liqueur, to the bright notes in the Honeysuckle Vodka, the flavor profiles will perfectly compliment each dish.
The Second Annual Cocktail Supper kicks off at 6:30 pm on April 22nd with a reception on the patio, live music, and a spectacular view of the c. 1886 Wentworth Mansion. Guests will then venture inside for the dinner that will delight the palate and give a fresh taste of spring fare. From the spicy and vegetal Tribby’s Heat cocktail to the light and floral Matilda cocktail, guests will enjoy a special evening at Circa 1886 Restaurant.
Here’s the full menu for the Circa 1886 Cocktail Supper with Cathead Distillery:
featuring the Cathead Pecan Vodka in the Desert’s Rain Cocktail
featuring the Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur in the Chicory Dock Cocktail
On the menu: Bresaola, Ginger Ale Dressing, Marcona Almonds, Fried Cornichon, Italian Parsley, Compressed Tomato “Tartare”, Poached Yolk
featuring the Bristow Gin in the Trap Door Cocktail
On the menu: Lemon Chicken Sous Vide, Buttermilk Grits, Spanish Peanuts, Grapefruit Gel, Rainbow Chard, Juniper Glacage
Featuring the Cathead Vodka in the Tribby’s Heat Cocktail
On the menu: Tuna Steak, Vodka Sauce, Duck Bacon, Ditalini, Ricotta Cheese, King Trumpet Mushrooms, Haricot Verts
Featuring the Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka in the Matilda Cocktail
On the menu: Seared Orange Poppy Seed Cake, Honeysuckle Ice Cream, Vanilla Clear Caramel, Pink Peppercorn Crumble
The price of the 2015 Cocktail Supper is $75 per person (plus 20% gratuity and 10.5% tax.) Reserve your seat at the supper by calling the restaurant at (843) 853-7828 for a reservation.
2015 Spring Menu at Circa 1886 Restaurant 13 Mar 2015, 1:16 pm
Chef Marc Collins recently debuted a late winter and early spring menu highlighting the flavors of the season. This menu draws inspiration from classic spring flavors, while celebrating local crops and heirloom ingredients. Stand-out entrees include the Carolina Gold Rice and Popcorn Cake topped with Blue Crab, Rock Shrimp, and a Pepper Trinity Crudo, and the Spring Lamb Loin, perfectly seared and served with Mempkin Abbey Mushrooms and Roasted Cippolini onions.
GOAT CHEESE PANNA COTTA -Walnut Fig Cake, Surryano Virginia Ham, Cantaloupe Sherbet, English Cucumber
KOBE BEEF CARPACCIO -Petite Mustard Greens, Seasonal Veggies, Cocktail Onions, Kalamata Olives, Garlic Mayo, Pumpernickel Soil, Porcini Powder
“BACON & EGG SALAD” – 62°C Egg, Holy City Tomatoes, Quinoa Granola, Baby Arugula, Warm Bacon Vinaigrette, Cheddar Mornay
BURGUNDY CRESS SALAD – Golden Beets, Grapefruit, Sunflower Seed, Cauliflower, Fennel Pollen n’ Buttermilk Dressing
CAROLINA GOLD RICE AND POPCORN CAKE – Pepper Trinity Crudo, Blue Crab, Rock Shrimp, Malt Vinegar Beurre Blanc, Dill
LA BELLE FARMS FOIE GRAS – Apple Cobbler Waffle, Fireball Gel, Meyer Lemon Chantilly, Honey Dust
BEEF SHOULDER TENDER – Duck Fat Poached Fingerling Potatoes, Chimichurri, Roasted Garlic, Carrots, Port Butter, Demi-Glace
SPRING LAMB LOIN – Mepkin Abbey Mushroom Strudel, Sweet Potatoes, Green Pea Coulis, Mint Powder, Roasted Cippolini Onions
RABBIT LEG CONFIT – Field Pea & Dried Fruit Cassoulet, Leeks, Wilted Spinach, Hushpuppies, Saffron Espuma
KEEGAN-FILION PORK CHOP – Pineapple Brine, Heart Of Palm, Hazelnuts, Baby Bokchoy, Cardamom Soy Espagnole
BARBECUED CAULIFLOWER – Wild Rice Pilaf, Carolina Triple Mustard Sauce, Peppered Peach Jam, Marcona Almonds, Braised Greens, Marinated Beech Mushrooms
ANTELOPE SOUS VIDE – Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes, Chili Lime Shallots, Agave Coffee Demi-Glace, Blackberry Vinegar Braised Cabbage
SEA SCALLOPS – Celery Root Pepita Mousseline, Butternut Squash, Anson Mills Grits, Brussels Sprouts, Sage Pistachio Meunière Sauce
ASHLEY FARMS CHICKEN BREAST – Eggplant Turnip Purée, Maple Cabernet Braised Endive, Fava Beans, Lamb Pancetta, Chicken Liver Glacé
FRIED CATFISH – Truffle “Mac n’ Cheese”, Broccolini, Smoked Paprika Pepper Sauce, Yuzu Pickled Okra Tartar Sauce
RAINBOW TROUT – Pickled Anise and Radish Salad, Chipotle Lentils, Sea Urchin Butter Emulsion, Asparagus Sauce
“S’MORES” – Cinnamon Scented Flourless Chocolate Cake, Graham Cracker Ice Cream, Toasted Meringue, Smoked Milk Chocolate Ganache
GINGER LEMON GRASS CRÈME BRÛLÉE – Five Spiced Brown Butter Financier
CROISSANT DONUTS WITH A TRIO OF GLAZES – Vanilla Bean Cremé, Cinnamon Glaze and Pecan Praline
PEAR CRISP SOUFFLÉ – Caramel Sauce, Brown Sugar Streusel, Buttermilk Ice Cream
NUTS & BERRIES BOMBE – Hazelnut Cheesecake, Chambord Bavarian Cream, Raspberry Curd
PAN SEARED BANANA CAKE – Tropical Fruit Salsa, Coconut Milk Sherbet, Strawberry Coulis
TASTING OF SORBETS – Carolina Shortbread Cookie
Can’t decide what to order? Let Chef Marc Collins choose for you! Our Chef’s Five Course Tasting Menu is available nightly for $75. Add wine pairings for just $35 more. Call 843-853-7282 or click here to make your reservation.