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Wines of the World Dinner - March 2009

Summerville, SC – The Dining Room at Woodlands Inn, South Carolina’s only Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Star restaurant, will host an ABC’s of California wine dinner and tasting on Tuesday, March 17.

California wines are highly regarded for their consistency, reliability and high quality with tony addresses like Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Chardonnay and Cabernets often steal the limelight, but on this night discover “Anything but Chardonnay and Cabernet” or the “ABCs.”

The event, part of the resort’s monthly “Wines of the World” series, begins at 6:30 p.m. with a large cheese and charcuterie selection, followed by a 7:30 p.m. seating and a four-course dinner. The cost to attend is $88 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 843-308-2115. Overnight accommodations are available at special rates when combined with the “Wines of the World” experience. Visit for more information and details.

Executive Nathan Whiting – South Carolina’s only Mobil Five Star chef – and his award-winning culinary team present the following special dinner menu:

  • Peekytoe Crab and Green Apple Salad, Verjus Dressing.
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Manifesto, Suisun Valley, California 2007”
  • Seared Salmon, Almond Risotto, Tarragon Barnaise.
  • Marsanne, Black Bart, ‘Stagecoach Vineyard,’ Napa Valley, California 2006”

  • Cranberry Braised Veal, ‘Crispy’ Sweet Potato Pure, Natural Jus.
  • Sangiovese, Miner, ‘Gibson Ranch,’ Mendocino County, California 2006
  • Dark Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Strawberries Infused with Grand Marnier.
  • Chocolate Port, Koda, Paso Robles, California 2006”

“Wines of the World” is held every third Tuesday of the month. Wines from all over the world are served at each tasting, providing guests with a great opportunity to sample and learn. The next “Wines of the World” tasting and dinner is April 21 and is titled “Passport to South America.” Visit for more details on this and other upcoming special events.

The Dining Room at Woodlands has been recognized with the Mobil Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond award, the prestigious Grand Chef designation from Relais & Chateaux, and the “Best of Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator every year since 2000. Cond Nast Traveler has listed Woodlands among the “Top Ten Hotels for Service in the World” and “Best by Food.” Food and Wine Magazine lists The Dining Room as one of “America’s 50 Best Hotel Restaurants.”

About Woodlands Inn

Located in the charming village of Summerville and just a short drive from historic Charleston, SC, Woodlands Inn is an immaculately restored 1906 classic revival mansion set amidst 42 acres of parkland grounds. It is one of only four properties in North America to hold the Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both its accommodations and dining room. In 2008, it was also ranked by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine as number one in the US and Canada for service, and number three worldwide. The resort features 18 guest rooms and suites, a country guest cottage, a day spa, croquet lawn, red-clay tennis courts, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, unique meeting facilities, and golf privileges at nearby area courses. The Dining Room at Woodlands is widely known for its innovative and sophisticated version of New American Cuisine and the use of fresh local foods to create a nightly menu with a Lowcountry influence. For more information call (800) 774-9999 or visit

About Salamander Hospitality

Salamander Hospitality is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the company owns, manages and develops hotels, resorts and inns that reflect the authenticity and character of their surrounding environment. The portfolio includes Innisbrook Golf Resort and Club near Tampa, Fla., host to a PGA TOUR stop every March; Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC, which is one of only four properties in North America to hold Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both accommodations and dining; and the under-construction Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg. Salamander Hospitality also owns and operates a division of gourmet prepared food markets called Market Salamander with locations in Middleburg and Innisbrook, FL, and Salamander Touch, a fine goods and linen store in Middleburg for the luxury resort lifestyle. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit

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