Indulge Your Sweetheart at Wentworth Mansion and Circa 1886 This Valentine's Day

February 04, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Treat yourself and that special sweetheart to a romantic getaway this Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, at the three-time AAA Five-Diamond Award winner Wentworth Mansion® and its on-site AAA Four-Diamond Award-winning restaurant, Circa 1886. Especially for Valentine's Day, Circa 1886's Executive Chef Marc Collins has created a sumptuous, five-course dinner to celebrate the sweetest of days. Teaming with the restaurant to make the occasion a more memorable one, Wentworth Mansion® will offer a luxurious one-night package for couples, which includes one dozen red roses in your room, along with candlelight turndown and gourmet dinner for two at Circa 1886.

The cost of the special Valentine's Day dinner is $100 per person excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. The hotel and dinner package is $595 for the room and dinner for two. The room package includes tax and gratuity, but not beverages for the dinner, and excludes tax at the Wentworth Mansion®.

Collins' tempting menu begins with porcini-dusted sea scallop with golden butternut squash, topped with cinnamon oil and sage butter, followed by hearts of palm soup, served with crispy conch hush puppies finished with Key lime oil and cane carrot juice. For the third course, guests will feast on basil-laced field greens with blood oranges, alongside duck rillettes and crostini, with rich pistachio dressing,

For the main course, guests will be enticed by a choice of three entrees: caramel apple-glazed lamb chop served with cheddar raisin grits and spiced carrots, all with a creamy pine nut sauce; tender sole fillets stuffed with lobster mousse with warm saffron rice salad with ramp sauce; or veal "osso bucco" en croute with fresh baby spinach, Yukon potatoes, ruby red grapefruit and rosemary relish. For a decadent encore, pastry chef Alicia Prescott will offer lush pomegranate cream pie adorned with white chocolate mint ice cream, drizzled with organic
chocolate ganache.

There will be two dinner seatings Feb. 14, the first at 6 p.m. and the second at 9 p.m. Reservations are being accepted for the Valentine's Dinner or for the Valentine's Package at Wentworth Mansion, which includes the special dinner at Circa 1886.

Circa 1886 is open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. For reservations please call (843) 853-7828 or for more information, visit For reservations for the Wentworth Mansion®, please call (843) 853-1886 or for more information visit

Wentworth Mansion® and on-site restaurant Circa 1886 are part of the Charming Inns® family of six elegant and historical bed and breakfast inns, three of which are members of Historic Hotels of America. Five are located in the heart of downtown Charleston and one in Columbia, S.C. The properties have received numerous national accolades, including the selection of Wentworth Mansion® by Conde Nast as one of the top 31 new hotels in the world in 1999 and one of the top 100 best hotels in the world in 2002. Conde Nast also named Circa 1886 one of the Top 100 new restaurants worldwide. The restaurant also received a DiRoNA award for fine dining in North America, as well as the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. In addition, Wentworth Mansion® is a member of the elite group of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.