Kings Courtyard Inn Bed & Breakfast

198 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Innkeeper(s): Lisa E. Anderson

Easter in Charleston 15 Feb 2017, 2:05 pm

Easter in Charleston is arguably one of the best times to visit the Holy City. With winter now unofficially behind us, there is a unique energy surrounding the change of the season. Soon, the city will be wafting with the intoxicating smell of Carolina jasmine and the streets will be buzzing with excitement for spending a warm afternoon on an open-air patio. And, of course, visitors and locals alike are itching for the opportunity to enjoy the water, hit the beach, or sip coffee along the battery.

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This year, Easter falls on April 16th . While there is never a shortage of things to do on Easter in Charleston, we’ve made a list of our favorite ways to spend the holiday weekend:

Magnolia Plantation Whether you are looking for the perfect Easter egg hunt or a moving Easter Sunday sunrise service, Magnolia Plantation has a weekend filled with events to celebrate. On Saturday, you will find an Easter egg hunt for every kid in the family every hour from 10 am – 2 pm. On Sunday, Old St. Andrew’s Parish church and St. Andrew’s Mission Church will offer a sunrise service at 6:30 am. Magnolia Plantations and Gardens invites all to stay and enjoy the grounds following the service. Parking will be free and all are welcome.

Head to the Battery – The Easter Sunrise service at White Point Garden will begin at 6:45 am on Easter Sunday. This spectacular view of the harbor is one of the best places to watch the sunrise. The is service has been known to draw crowds of over 500 tourists and residents to celebrate Easter in Charleston.

Celebrate with Brunch – Enjoy a taste of Charleston’s unique cuisine on Easter morning at King Street’s Kitchen 208. We can’t think of a better way to start your day than with a hearty breakfast at Kitchen 208. Stop in for a perfectly-made mimosa and a big ‘ol plate of Shrimp and Grits. There are countless restaurants that offer festive brunch options. Check in with OpenTable for reservations.

Explore Historic Charleston – If you are looking to sight-see with your friends and family, the 70th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens offers all that you could possibly desire. Set amid the ambiance of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series of award-winning tours and educational events showcase Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens, and culture. The tours provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences.

Enjoy Dinner at Circa 1886 – Tucked in a quiet neighborhood in the Historic District, Circa 1886 offers an elegant setting, perfect for conversation. Chef Marc Collins’ inventive and delicious cuisine is a Charleston experience that you don’t want to miss. While the restaurant gives their staff a much-needed night off on Easter Sunday, plan to make a reservation for Friday or Saturday night.

 

While enjoying Easter in Charleston, you will rest easy knowing that you have the perfect hotel to serve as a home base. The Kings Courtyard Inn offers daily continental breakfast, wine and cheese, and luxury rooms to make your weekend that much better. Take advantage of the favorable rates at this Charming Inn. Call 843-720-2688 or click here for more information.

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Charleston Joggling Boards 13 Feb 2017, 2:39 pm

Charleston joggling boards are a lowcountry tradition. According to the legend, if you had a joggling board on your front porch you would never have an unwed daughter. Young couples would sit on the bench and “joggle.” A joggle is created from the rockers cut into the stands and the large span between each rocker. The male would sit on one side of the bench, while the female sat on the other. Each would “joggle” guiding themselves to the middle. Once reaching the center, they would engage in an intimate moment or simply enjoy easy conversation.

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and love blooming this spring, we’re encouraging our guests to post photos of charleston joggling boards throughout the city. The details are simple:

  • Follow @KingsCourtyardInn on instagram, facebook, or twitter
  • Share your Joggling Board moments with loved ones or friends using #KCIJogglingBoard

 

Every photo that is entered will be in the running to win a Charleston-themed gift box! Charleston joggling boards are not just for lovebirds, so, of course, we’re interested in seeing pics of friends, family, or significant others.

At the Kings Courtyard Inn, we have charleston joggling boards in our Tabby Courtyard and in the entrance walkway leading to the Pineapple Courtyard. Guests are encouraged to post photos of the joggling boards at the Kings Courtyard Inn or other joggling boards around Charleston using #KCIjogglingboard. Some of our favorite places to spot a joggling board when exploring historic sites around town are the Nathaniel Russel House, the Edmonston-Alston House, and Cougar Mall at the College of Charleston. If you’re one of the many diners waiting on a table at Husk Restaurant and Poogans Porch Restaurant, you can entertain your party with a little joggle while you wait.

This contest will go on until May 31, 2017. The winner with the best joggling board photo will win the prize! We look forward to watching our guests joggle through spring!

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Winter in Charleston 8 Feb 2017, 1:40 pm

Winter in Charleston will surprise you with how much there is to see, eat, and do. The average temperatures range from high 50’s to high 60’s, and the local culture doesn’t skip a beat. From visiting historic plantations and eating the local seasonal catch to soaking in the sun and enjoying the scenic sea breeze, the city doesn’t slow down when the temperatures drop a few degrees. With what seems like perfect weather, it’s hard to believe winter in Charleston is a slow season.

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Every winter, camellias across Charleston open up with the most beautiful brightly-colored blossoms. Because Charleston has so many established gardens, these flowers are all over the city. You can catch a glimpse of many different varieties of camellias with a quick walk through the Historic District.  One of the best places in the city to see these gorgeous flowers is Magnolia Plantation. This centuries-old plantation is home to America’s oldest romantic garden. The most noteworthy aspect of the garden is that there are over 20,000 camellias, which is especially relevant when attending a free camellia walk at the plantation.

If you’re hoping to experience unique, regional cuisine, look for oysters or shrimp and grits. Oyster roasts have been a part of Southern culture since the early 19th century. When visiting in the winter, eating a steamed oyster is something you absolutely must cross off your Charleston bucket list. While there are countless oyster roast events around town, you can order them by the bucket at many restaurants. Bowen’s Island Restaurant is a fun experience and also home to one of the best places to watch a sunset. Shrimp and Grits make the cut on most restaurant menu throughout the city. And of course, this delicious dish will be in high demand come Sunday brunch. One our favorite places to grab a bowl of shrimp and grits is on the sunny patio at Kitchen 208.

No trip to Charleston is complete without some time spent near the water. The Cooper River Bridge is the longest stay cable bridge in North America. Because the bridge spans from downtown to Mt. Pleasant, this is arguably the best view of the Charleston peninsula. If it’s a warm enough day, you can get your heart rate going with a walk over the three-mile long bridge. If you’re looking for something a little more serene, head to Folly Beach or Sullivan’s Island for a long beach walk. And in the winter, the beach will be sunny, breezy, and relatively quiet.

With almost perfect weather and what seems like countless things to see do and eat,  and While enjoying Winter in Charleston, you will rest easy knowing that you have the perfect hotel to serve as a home base. The Fulton Lane Inn offers daily continental breakfast, wine and cheese, and luxury rooms to make your trip even better. Take advantage of the favorable rates at this Charming Inn starting at just $199 per night. Call 843-720-2688 or click here for more information.

 

 

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2017 Spring Menu at Circa 1886 2 Feb 2017, 1:29 pm

Chef Marc Collins recently debuted a new late winter and early spring menu at Circa 1886 celebrating classic Southern flavors, local heirloom ingredients, and the hint of warmer weather. The Blue Crab Salad is an early standout. Lump crab meat is paired with Heart of Palm, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Avocado Gelato, English Cucumber, Radish, Thai Pepper, Frisee, and Passion Fruit Aioli adding a flavorful punch to the dish, while not overpowering the delicious sweet crab meat.

Close followers of Chef Collins’ cuisine should keep their eye out for the Pork Duet with Ginger Braised Pork Belly, Purple Sweet Potatoes, Chipotle Honey Mustard Brushed Tenderloin, Grilled Scallion Paint, Baby Turnips, and Jus Lié. Chef Collins has said that this is a dish he has especially enjoyed creating. The Foie Gras appetizer, paired with Cherry Crème Brûlée, Pineapple Sambal, and a Toasted Vanilla Corn Bread Crumble is as decadent as it gets. Favorite seasonal ingredients such as radishes, mushrooms, parsnips, and rabbit are seen throughout the menu.

Pastry Chef Scott Lovorn is tempting taste buds with his over-the-top desserts such as the Elvis Fluffernutter with Peanut Butter Mousse, Candied Bacon, and Toasted Fluff, or the Chocolate “Temperatures & Textures” dish which features more varieties of chocolate than one can count. As always, if you can’t decide what to order, the chef’s five-course tasting menu is the perfect opportunity to let Chef Marc Collins take the reins. Read below for the full menu:

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Appetizer
GREENS & VEGGIES – Crispy Corn, Roasted Garlic Oil, Bliss 9 Vinegar, Pepitas

BROCCOLI RICOTTA GNUDI – Black Truffles, Saffron Squash Veloute, Petite Basil

61˚C FARM EGG – Grilled Asparagus, Shaved Chestnuts, “Fried Chicken” Essence, Pimiento Hollandaise

RABBIT CONFIT CASSOULET – Fava Beans, Field Peas, Rabbit Sausage, Celeriac “Pudding”, Crispy Onions

BLUE CRAB SALAD – Heart of Palm, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Avocado Gelato, English Cucumber, Radish, Thai Pepper, Frisee, Passion Fruit Aioli

LA BELLE FARMS FOIE GRAS – Cherry Crème Brûlée, Pineapple Sambal, Toasted Vanilla Corn Bread Crumble

Main Course
CHIMICHURRI BEEF – Parsnip Potato Mousseline, Baby Carrots, Coffee Oil, Chantilly Demi Glace, Grilled Mushrooms

LAMB RACK – Artichoke Baba Ganoush, Smoked Paprika Rub, Yogurt “Bernaise”, Cucumber Cous Cous Salad, Patty Pan Tomato Kabob

PORK DUET – Ginger Braised Pork Belly, Purple Sweet Potatoes, Chipotle Honey Mustard Brushed Tenderloin, Grilled Scallion Paint, Baby Turnips, Jus Lié

DUCK “AU POIVE” – Thomasville Tomme Gratin Potatoes, Haricot Verts Salad, Dijon Shallot Dressing, Pistachios, Oranges, Cognac Pan Sauce

SEA BASS “LINGUINI & CLAMS” – Leeks, Zucchini, Bell Pepper, Prosciutto, Marble Potatoes, Lemon Thyme Beurre Blanc, Parmesan Essence

JERK BRINED ANTELOPE – Key Lime Grits, Chayote- Red Cabbage & Yam Hash, Coconut Curd, Mango Rum Gastrique, Cilantro Pistou

GENERAL TSO’S ROMANESCO – Wonton Crunch, Vegan Fried Rice, Sour Peach “Duck Sauce”, Bok Choy, Spice Peanut Coulis

FLOUNDER – Cornmeal Crusted, Chow Chow, Horseradish Remoulade, Beluga Lentils, Collard Greens

Sweet Finish
APPLE CRISP SOUFFLÉ – Salted Caramel, Struesel, Ginger Ice Cream

THE ELVIS FLUFFERNUTTER – Brioche, Peanut Butter Mousse, Candied Bacon, Toasted Fluff, Caramelized Banana

SWEET POTATO DONUTS – Pecan Praline Glaze, Molasses Marshmallow, Cinnamon Ice Cream

CHOCOLATE “TEMPERATURES & TEXTURES” – A Tasting of Origin Chocolates From Around The World

AMERICAN BLACK WALNUT CAKE – Whipped Sorghum, Poached Pear, Rosemary Cabernet Ice Cream

 

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 $35 more. Call 843-853-7828 or click here to make your reservation

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The Perfect Holiday Wine 19 Dec 2016, 2:01 pm

Holidays call for celebrations of all sizes. When we asked Circa 1886’s sommelier, John Martindale, for suggestions on the perfect holiday wine, he gave us a list that is sure to please every palate this holiday season. Whether you are looking for a bottle to enjoy with your family, need a gift for the hostess that squeezed you into your favorite restaurant throughout the year, or want a wine with just enough sparkle on New Year’s Eve, John’s list covers every occasion.

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Wines for Everyone at the Table

Gamay from Beaujolais ($) – this is a light, bright, and earthy red is comparable to a juicy Pinot Noir. Look for the Crus of Brouilly and Morgon.

Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley ($$) – the hotter climate in Russian River lends Pinot Noir a bit of extra weight and depth. John’s favorite producers are Orogeny, Fritz and Gary Farrell.

Napa Chardonnays ($$$) – producers such as Jarvis and Edge Hill by Rudd create a high-class Chardonnay with the might and acidity to stand up to big flavors at the table.

Celebratory Bubbles

Etoile Brut – The Brut is known for an attractive bouquet of ginger and brown spice. Appealing baked apple, honey and cinnamon flavors meld seamlessly with nutty caramel flavors gained from extended sur lie aging. The creamy and seamless structure combined with balanced acidity carries these flavors through the lingering finish.

Etoile Rosé – The Rosé is elegant and restrained with fresh aromas of plum, raspberry, and nutmeg. These aromas follow through on the palate and are layered with subtle and delicate flavors of cocoa powder. The wine finishes with excellent length and richness.

Ruinart Blanc de Blanc – on the lighter, brighter side try Ruinart Blanc de Blanc. The nose is powerfully reminiscent of fresh fruits with dominant notes of citrus and exotic fruits, followed by a touch of jasmine, white peaches, and pink peppercorns. John says, “this wine, made with 100% Chardonnay, is the perfect aperitif.”

Krug Grand Cuveé – This is the perfect wine to impress the collector in your life. This barrel fermented Champagne has enough depth and length to wow. As you taste it, notes of toasted bread, hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar and jellied fruits may take you by surprise. You may even taste hints of apples still on the tree, flowers in bloom, ripe and dried fruit, almonds, marzipan, gingerbread, sweet spices and even brioche and honey.

A Sweet Finish

For dessert, John suggests a classy, off-dry Madeira. The touch of sweetness is enough to entice, but not overwhelm the palate while complementing holiday pies.

Rare Wine Company’s Charleston Sercial – a wine that has been served throughout meals in America for nearly 300 years. To emphasize America’s deep historical connection to Madeira, each wine in the series is named for a U.S. city where Madeira was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Thus, Charleston Sercial celebrates the South’s love of drier Madeiras.

 

Stop by and let us fill your glass with your favorite wine, or let John introduce you to a new varietal. Cheers to a wonderful holiday season! 

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New Year’s Eve in Charleston 7 Dec 2016, 12:23 pm

New Year’s Eve in Charleston brings festive celebrations across the city. From family friendly get-togethers to black tie affairs, the Holy City knows how to throw a party! Put your vacation days to good use and spend one last long holiday weekend in Charleston before 2017. With mild coastal weather and celebrations across the city, we’ve made a list of the best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Charleston.

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Snyder Grand Ball at the Aquarium – Join in the swankiest celebration of New Year’s Eve in Charleston with this black tie optional event at the South Carolina Aquarium. This event features live music from the David Higgins Band and DJ NattyHeavy, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar. The event runs from 8pm to 1am. Tickets are $149 and have been known to sell out early.


Holiday Festival of Lights
– The James Island Holiday Festival of Lights is a holiday tradition for many families. With over 700 light displays and 200 million lights this is one of Charleston’s most festive traditions. This festival includes a holiday train, handmade gingerbread houses, and a magnificent sand sculpture with over 50 tons of sand. On New Year’s Eve, the park will be open from 5:30 – 11:00pm. Admission is $20 per vehicle.

 

Yorktown Countdown – On Saturday, December 31st, 2016, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier will kick-off a giant party with the annual Yorktown Countdown, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. The Yorktown Countdown includes light hors d’oeuvres, music on three different stages, an all-inclusive full-service bar, and the best views of the Charleston harbor and downtown.

 

The Alley New Year’s Eve –  Enjoy a more casual celebration with playoff college football games, free bowling, free arcade games, light snacks, drink tickets, a DJ, a photo booth, and more.  Ring in the new year with a champagne toast at midnight. Admission is $75 per person.

 

New Year’s Eve Bluegrass Cruise – Take your celebration to the water with a festive harbor cruise. This celebration includes live, local bluegrass from the Bluestone Ramblers, a cornhole game set up, and drink specials onboard. Party favors will be provided. The cruise boards at 10pm and returns at 1am. Tickets are $36 per person.

 

Happy New Year Charleston – The New Years celebration in Marion Square is a high-energy arts celebration that is fun for all ages. This family-oriented, non-alcoholic program is an alternative way to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Charleston. Enjoy this community event with the whole family beginning at 4pm on December 31.

 

New Year’s Brunch at Kitchen 208 –  It’s no mistake that National Bloody Mary Day falls on New Years Day. After filling up on fun, toast to the New Year with brunch at Kitchen 208. Start the year right with a Quinoa Salad, or sink your teeth into a Fried Chicken and Waffle “Belle-Gem” Sandwich, either way, don’t miss the signature Sake Bloody Marys.

 

Celebrate the new year’s eve in Charleston with last-minute deals at the John Rutledge House Inn on Broad Street with rates from $340 per night. At our King Street inns, the Fulton Lane Inn and Kings Courtyard Inn, New Years rates are available from $295 per night. Click here or call 800-845-6119 to make your reservation. 

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12 Days of Christmas at Kitchen 208 1 Dec 2016, 1:04 pm

We have been busy decking the halls at Kitchen 208, and now it is time to get in the full holiday spirit with our annual 12 Days of Christmas specials. As you gear up for Christmas we have the perfect daily treat to make your spirit bright.  Starting on December 13th Kitchen 208 will have a new special everyday, and you won’t want to miss a single one!

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Tuesday, December 13th – Free coffee, tea, or soda with the purchase of an entree

Wednesday, December 14th – $5 Burger with chips

Thursday, December 15th – a $10 gift card with a $30 food, drink, or gift card purchase

Friday, December 16th – 2 K208 Bucks for every $10 spent

Saturday, December 17th – 1 free koozie with any purchase

Sunday, December 18th – $1 hot chocolate

Monday, December 19th – Buy one entree get another half off

Tuesday, December 20th – 1 free entree with the purchase of a $30 gift card

Wednesday, December 21st – $1 coffee

Thursday, December 22nd – Free cookie with the purchase of an entree

Friday, December 23rd – 2 K208 bucks for every $10 spent

Saturday, December 24th – 2 Cobblestone Sandwiches for $12

To take part in the 12 Days of Christmas at Kitchen 208 join us for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday and Brunch Saturday through Sunday from 7:00am until 3:00pm.  We look forward to serving you soon!

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Sweet Potato Donuts at Circa 1886 19 Oct 2016, 3:16 pm

Taking one bite into the Sweet Potato Donuts at Circa 1886 Restaurant is like getting a glimpse into Executive Pastry Chef Scott Lovorn’s childhood. Often times, Scott is influenced by the memory of a flavor he tasted many years ago. For Scott, this dessert also brings back the taste memory of the sweet potato casserole he grew up eating. He makes the donuts with over 50% sweet potatoes so that the flavor has a major presence in the dessert, before carefully placing them on top of a pecan praline glaze.

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It’s easy to take a walk down memory lane with Scott when you learn that the pecan praline glaze is inspired by a recipe his Mississippi family has been using for generations. Scott remembers his father and grandfather making Buttermilk Pecan Pralines to pass out during the holidays when he was a child. While this is still a Lovorn-family tradition, Scott has altered the recipe and stops the praline stirring process early to make a glaze that is a liquefied version of his grandfather’s recipe. The decadent molasses marshmallow in this dessert is made with an organic, single-source molasses that is not bitter and is much smoother than a typical blackstrap molasses. Scott adds another layer to the dessert with fried sweet potato chips and handmade cinnamon ice cream.

 

The heavenly combination of fall flavors on our dessert menu is the perfect end to any dinner at Circa 1886. From the soft, pillowy, Apple Crisp Souffle paired with ginger ice cream, to the Elvis Fluffernutter with brioche, peanut butter mousse, candied bacon, toasted fluff, and caramelized bananas, each dessert is inventive, beautifully presented, and over the top. Click here to see all the desserts on our menu.

 

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2016 Wild Game Dinner at Circa 1886 19 Oct 2016, 1:25 pm

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From the field to the grill, the arrival of fall means enjoying some of our favorite game meats. This November, Circa 1886 Restaurant will celebrate the harvest season with our annual Wild Game Dinner. Chef Marc Collins and pastry chef Scott Lovorn have collaborated with guest chef Michael Kramer of Jianna in Greenville to create a delicious four-course menu. This mouthwatering dinner highlights seasonal ingredients perfectly paired with Lowcountry game meats. Feast your eyes on the full menu below:

 

First Course
RABBIT N’ WILD MUSHROOM GALANTINE
Pistachio Butter, Brandied Cherries, Endive Salad, Blood Orange Vinaigrette

 

Second Course
POTATO GNOCCHI
Duck Confit, Fried Brussels, Smoked Bacon, Grana Padano

 

Third Course
COFFEE CRUSTED VENISON LOIN
Pickled Beet, Puffed Rice, Cherry, Red Wine Gelée

 

Sweet Finish
FOIE GRAS CRÈME BRÛLÉE
Duck Cracklin Biscuit, Habanero Peach Preserves, Goat Cheese, Cured Duck Breast

 

Join us on November 10 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. 

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Wine + Food 101 and 202 14 Sep 2016, 2:06 am

Every March, the Charleston Wine + Food Festival welcomes chefs, winemakers, and foodies from across the nation for a four-day celebration of Charleston’s culinary excellence and renowned food culture. If you’ve never participated in the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the best of Charleston’s amazing culinary offerings.

Choosing which events to attend throughout the festival can be difficult, so The Kings Courtyard Inn and The Fulton Lane Inn have created the Wine + Food 101 Package and the Wine + Food 202 Package to help new festival-goers navigate the weekend with ease.

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This two night (Friday and Saturday) package includes accommodations for two people in a standard room in one of downtown, historic Charleston’s finest Inns, Kings Courtyard Inn or Fulton Lane Inn.  Both inns are located just a few blocks from Francis Marion Square – the site of the 2017 Wine + Food Festival.

Guests will begin their weekend on Friday night with tickets to Nassau Street Sideshow! (9:00-11:00pm) Texan-turned-Charlestonian, John Lewis, acclaimed pit master is turning his newly opened namesake into a carnival for the appetite. Step right up and be mesmerized with out-of-this-world meaty treats and marvels of culinary delight. Grab a high-flyin’ beer, sip upon sultry wine, or dive into some tasty Tito’s cocktails. This culinary adventure is not for the faint of heart.

On Saturday guests will enjoy the festival’s Culinary Village.  (12noon-5pm) The Culinary Village is the heart and soul of Charleston Wine + Food. Located in downtown’s Marion Square, the Village is the ultimate tasting experience. Your Village ticket grants five full hours of all-access tasting and imbibing. Expect to see a new Wine Garden and an expanded live music stage to include exciting demos and one-on-one conversations. The Hub area will be full with even more food and beverage vendors, and the Artisan Market will be stocked full of incredible local and regional makers showcasing their masterful creations and unique flavors. You must plan on leaving plenty of time to explore The Third Space where you’ll find demos and tastings in the Earth, Air, Sea, Land, and Fire areas.

This two night package has limited availability and is offered at a special rate of $970 (plus 13.5% tax) for two people.  A deposit in the amount of $680 will be due at time of reservation.  Cancellation is 45 days prior to arrival – any cancellations after this date will forfeit their deposit.  Please see our website www.charminginns.com or call (800)845-6119 for more details of what is included with your stay.

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Those looking to take a bigger bite out of the festival, should look to the Wine + Food 202 Package. This two night (Friday and Saturday) package also includes accommodations for two people in a standard room in one of downtown, historic Charleston’s finest Inns, Kings Courtyard Inn or Fulton Lane Inn, located just a few blocks from Marion Square – the site of the 2017 Wine + Food Festival.

Guests will begin their weekend on Friday night at Le Farfalle’s Signature dinner (7:00-9:30pm) at one of Charleston’s newest and most talked about dining rooms. Chef Michael Toscano will welcome his friend and Top Chef alum, Chef Dale Talde of New York City’s Talde for a collaborative multi-course menu titled “My Big Fat Italian-ish Wedding,” that will fuse their unique cooking styles together for one incredible flavor experience, and what is sure to be a memorable and fun night!

On Saturday guests will enjoy the festival’s Culinary Village.  (12noon-5pm) The Culinary Village is the heart and soul of Charleston Wine + Food. Located in downtown’s Marion Square, the Village is the ultimate tasting experience. Your Village ticket grants five full hours of all-access tasting and imbibing. Expect to see a new Wine Garden and an expanded live music stage to include exciting demos and one-on-one conversations. The Hub area will be full with even more food and beverage vendors, and the Artisan Market will be stocked full of incredible local and regional makers showcasing their masterful creations and unique flavors. You must plan on leaving plenty of time to explore The Third Space where you’ll find demos and tastings in the Earth, Air, Sea, Land, and Fire areas.

On Saturday evening, guests will head to Snout to Tail (6pm – 9pm) for a feast of head, shoulders, knees and tails! Five smokin’ pit master + chef teams will collaborate on an epic menu starring pork and all the fixin’s. Live music, plenty of cold beer and a healthy case of the meat sweats – let the good times roll. P.S. – Catch some live music later that night at no charge. Big Bill Morganfield, son of Muddy Waters, will hit the stage at 10p.m.

This two night package has limited availability and is offered at a special rate of $1310.00(plus 13.5% tax) for two people.  A deposit in the amount of $1020 will be due at time of reservation.  Cancellation is 45 days prior to arrival – any cancellations after this date will forfeit their deposit.  Please see our website www.charminginns.com or call (800)845-6119 for more details of what is included with your stay.

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