Woodlands Inn launches 'Collaborative Kitchen' Blog

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South Carolina’s only Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamondculinary staff shares their knowledge


SUMMERVILLE, SC –Woodlands Inn, Charleston’s luxury retreat, has launched theCollaborative Kitchen Blog,where members of its highly acclaimed kitchen dispense their culinary knowledgeand ideas.

The blog can be found at www.collaborativekitchen.com orvia the Woodlands website at www.woodlandsinn.com.It provides insight into the kitchen at South Carolina’s highest-rated restaurant, and featurestopics such as Cooking Tips, Food Talk, Menu Items, Recipes, Restaurant News, andWine and Libations.

The blog currently has five contributors, includingExecutive Chef Nathan Whiting,Pastry Chef Caitlin Kelly and Sommelier Stephane Peltier. In addition to blogging about culinary tips and techniques,the staff will be posting entries about the makeup of the Dining Room atWoodlands’ new a la carte menu, which launched on August 5.

Woodlands Management Company Salamander Hospitality,founded by noted entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, recentlyrefurbished the 19-room property. The inn is one of only four properties in North America to hold Mobil’s and AAA’s highest ratingsfor both its accommodations and restaurant.

For more information about Woodlands Inn, and tomake accommodation or dining reservations Wednesday-Sunday, visit www.woodlandsinn.com or call800-774-9999.

About Woodlands Inn

Located in thecharming village of Summerville and just a short drive from historic Charleston, SC,Woodlands Inn is an immaculately restored 1906 classic revival mansion setamidst 42 acres of parkland grounds. It is one of only four properties in North America to hold the Mobil Five Star and AAA FiveDiamond ratings for both its accommodations and dining room. In 2008, it wasalso ranked by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine as number one in the USand Canadafor service, and number three worldwide. The inn features 18 guest rooms and suites, a country guest cottage,a day spa, croquet lawn, red-clay tennis courts, a temperature-controlledswimming pool, unique meeting facilities, and golf privileges at nearby areacourses. The Dining Room at Woodlands is widely known for its innovative andsophisticated version of New American Cuisine and the use of fresh local foodsto create a nightly menu with a Lowcountry influence. Woodlands Inn is a memberof Preferred Boutique and Historic Hotels of America. For more information call(800) 774-9999 or visit www.woodlandsinn.com.



About SalamanderHospitality

Salamander Hospitalityis a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outsideWashington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the companyowns, manages and develops hotels, resorts and inns that reflect theauthenticity and character of their surrounding environment. The portfolioincludes Innisbrook Golf Resortand Club near Tampa, Fla.,host to a PGA TOUR stop every March; Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC, whichis one of only four properties in North America to hold Mobil Five Star and AAAFive Diamond ratings for both accommodations and dining; and theunder-construction Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg. SalamanderHospitality also owns and operates a division of gourmet prepared food marketscalled Market Salamander with locations in Middleburg and Innisbrook, FL,and Salamander Touch, a fine goods and linen store in Middleburg for the luxuryresort lifestyle. For additionalinformation, call (540) 687-3710 or visit www.salamanderhospitality.com.


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Blueberry Dessert

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Food by Caitlin Kelly