Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast
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.
A Tour with Charleston Steeplechase 18 Feb 2015, 1:00 pm
Get your heart rate going with a scenic and fast-paced history tour of the Holy City exploring some of Charleston’s most interesting landmarks. Let Charleston Steeplechase lead the way with a jogging tour covering 3-4 miles in an hour and a half. Faster than a carriage ride, and covering more ground than a walking tour, Charleston Steeplechase will give you an up-close look at sites only accessible by foot.
Through quaint alleys and past colorful houses, you will get a look at Charleston’s grandest mansions and magnificent churches. You’ll start your journey at Marion Square and get a quick history lesson at a few interesting landmarks in Harleston Village. After several pit-stops you will run toward the Four Corners of Law and through the winding neighborhoods South of Broad. The best part of your journey? The beautiful seabreeze-filled pitstop at White Point Garden. After stops at Rainbow Row and the Old Exchange, you will shoot through the French Quarter and Ansonborough ending your tour back at Marion Square.
This tour is perfect for the active traveler, but participants shouldn’t be intimidated by the length or pace of the jog. Charleston Steeplechase caters the tour to accommodate all running abilities.
Tips for your run: Need a new pair of sneakers? Put your best foot forward with a stop at Sneaker on King Street. After your breezy tour of Charleston, refresh and refuel with a Super Green Smoothie from The Daily. For lunch, look no further than Kitchen 208. The light, healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is the perfect pick-me-up to keep you on track.
Take the tour, or stay the weekend with Fulton Lane Inn’s Charleston Wellness and Discovery Package. The Wellness and Discovery Package includes three nights at the Fulton Lane Inn, a tour with Charleston Steeplechase, an hour-long yoga or spinning class at EcoFitness, and a three-course dinner at Circa 1886 Restaurant. Call 800-720-2688 or click here to make your reservation.
Renovation at Circa 1886 Restaurant 13 Feb 2015, 12:02 pm
Circa 1886 Restaurant, located in the carriage house of the Wentworth Mansion, celebrated its 15th anniversary this January. To honor this exciting time, the restaurant underwent a makeover breathing new life into the 19th century building. The renovation boasts enhancements to every room in the restaurant, from structural changes to design updates.
Designer Pam Plowden took great care in updating the space while retaining the charm, character, and architectural details of the historic space. Inspired by the colors and textures of Charleston, each room has been renovated with a breathtaking new look. Reminiscent of the colors in a lowcountry marsh scene, the restaurant features lighter, more neutral tones, with a few pops of blue and green.
Upon arrival, guests are greeted with original carriage house floors and tiled slate surrounding the bar. Diners will find a granite bar top that perfectly contrasts the new color palate in the room.
Architectural lighting, an intricate tiled stone wall, and banana leaf wallpaper compliment the woodwork throughout the restaurant. Three additional highly requested booths have been added to the popular wine room. The booths now feature contemporary fabric and natural textures while carrying the new color scheme throughout the restaurant.
Showcasing classic Charleston scenes, black and white photographs are displayed throughout the restaurant. From broad landscapes of Charleston to textured images of sweetgrass and Spanish moss, the photographs are peaceful and serene.
In addition to the new look, Chef Marc Collins has launched a new menu. The Carolina Gold Rice and Popcorn Cake with Blue Crab and Rock Shrimp is the perfect way to start your dinner. Early entree favorites are the Fried Catfish with Truffled Mac and Cheese and the locally sourced Keegan-Filion Pork Chop with Heart of Palm puree.
Don’t wait to make your reservation. Come see our new look and try our new menu today! Click here to make your reservation or call 843-853-7828.
Burger Thursdays at Kitchen 208 26 Jan 2015, 2:06 pm
Inventive. Decadent. Delicious. Each Thursday the crew at Kitchen 208 whips up a delicious Burger Thursday special. Feast your eyes on a few of the most recent specials that have been turning heads at lunchtime on every Thursday. From the Cowboy Burger with Fried Onions and BBQ Sauce to the Greek Burger with Olives, Tomatoes and Tzatziki, each tempting burger will leave you wondering what next Thursday’s creation will be.
At Kitchen 208, you will find toppings that are a bit unconventional. The El Diablo Burger features Fried Jalapenos and Southwestern Ranch Sauce, while the Kimchi Burger with Sriracha and a Fried Egg transports you to another time zone. The Southern Burger with Pimento Cheese and Pickled Green Tomatoes is a definitely house favorite.
Thursday is only three days away – and lunch starts at 11am. We’ll be ready for ya!