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The Dining Room at Woodlands Inn expands menu

Nationally acclaimed restaurant offers ala carte items

, SC –The DiningRoom at Woodlands Inn, South Carolina’s only Mobil Five Star restaurant and one ofonly 20 in the country, will begin serving a new, expanded dinner menu on Wednesday,August 5.

In addition to offering five- or seven-course tasting menus,ExecutiveChef Nathan Whiting will now also prepare nightly a la carte selections whichare divided into five different sections: Preludes, The Fields & VegetableGardens, From Day Boats & Fishermen, All Natural Farms, and ArtisanalCheeses. The restaurant’s ever-changing dessert menu will continue to beoverseen by Pastry Chef Caitlin Kelly.

The menu expansion provides new entry points for guests tosample the restaurant’s sophisticated style of New American cuisine, with individualitem pricing ranging from $9 to $38. The menu at the Inn’scasual dining option, Pines,has also been expanded to include more items. Pricing ranges from $6.50 to$16.50.

Some of the new menu items include:
  • House-made Ricotta Tortelloni “Primavera,” San Marzano Tomato Butter
  • Chilled Hawaiian Blue Prawns, House-Made Hummus, Kanzuri Cocktail Sauce
  • Coddled Maine Lobster, Thumbelina Carrot Mousseline, Zucchini, Vadouvan Emulsion
  • Ribeye of Prime Beef, Pickled Porcini, Potato Puree, Red Wine Jus

The new menu does not affect the restaurant’s Chef’s Tabledinners, which are served in the kitchen, nor the popular monthly wine dinners.The next scheduled winner dinner will be held on Tuesday, August 18 and focuson Pinot Noirs. The cost per person is $74.

Reservations at the Dining Room and Pines are available fromWednesday-Sunday. Call 843-308-2115 orvisit

The Dining Room at Woodlands has been recognized with theMobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards, and the “Best of Award ofExcellence” by Wine Spectator everyyear since 2000. Cond NastTraveler has listed Woodlands among the “Top Ten Hotels for Service in theWorld” and “Best by Food.” Food and Wine Magazinelists The Dining Room as one of “America’s 50 Best HotelRestaurants.”

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 resort 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

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 Resort and Club near Tampa, Fla., host to a PGA TOURstop every March; Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC, which is one of only fourproperties in North America to hold Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamondratings for both accommodations and dining; and the under-constructionSalamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg. Salamander Hospitality also owns andoperates a division of gourmet prepared food markets called Market Salamanderwith locations in Middleburg and Innisbrook, FL, and Salamander Touch, a finegoods and linen store in Middleburg for the luxury resort lifestyle. For additional information, call (540)687-3710 or visit

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