The Dining Room at Woodlands Inn hosts two December Champagne and Sparkling Wine Galas

Summerville, SC – The Dining Room at Woodlands Inn, South Carolina’s only Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Star restaurant, will host two Champagne and Sparkling Wine Galas on Tuesday, December 9, and Tuesday, December 16.

The events, part of the Inn’s monthly “Wines of the World” series, begin at 6:30 p.m. with a 12-selection champagne and wine tasting, followed by a 7:30 p.m. seating and a four-course dinner.

The cost to attend is $108 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 http://www.woodlandsinn.com/ 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:

~ First Course ~
Seared Diver Scallop, Shaved Celery, American Caviar
“De Venoge, Brut, Champagne, France”

~ Second Course ~
Poached Halibut, Fregola, Guanciale, Cauliflower
“Aubry, ‘Premier Cru’, Brut, France”

~ Main Course ~
Macfarlane Pheasant, Wild Mushrooms, Foie Gras Bread Pudding
“Duval-Leroy, ‘Blanc de Chardonnay’, Brut, France 1998”

~ Dessert ~
Valrhona Chocolate-Caramel Bomb, Salted Ganache & Chestnut
“Piper-Heidsieck, Brut, Ros Sauvage, Champagne, France”

“Wines of the World” is normally held every third Tuesday of the month. Visit http://www.woodlandsinn.com/ 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. Woodlands is a member of the prestigious global organization, Relais & Chateaux, and maintains the organization’s culinary distinction, Grand Chefs. For more information call (800) 774-9999 or visit http://www.woodlandsinn.com/.

About Salamander Hospitality

Woodlands Inn is owned and managed by Salamander Hospitality, 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., and the luxurious Salamander Resort & Spa, located in Middleburg and scheduled to open in spring 2010. The company also owns and operates a division of gourmet prepared food markets called Market Salamander with locations in Middleburg and Palm Beach, 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 http://www.salamanderhospitality.com/.

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