Circa 1886 Takes the Spotlight - Charleston Restaurant Debuts Second Video Podcast

Charleston, SC (PressExposure) July 10, 2008 -- Just in time for summer dining, Circa 1886, a AAA Four-Diamond, Mobil Four-Star award-winning restaurant located in Charleston, S.C., recently debuted the second in its video Podcast series. The latest installment highlights Circa 1886’s summer menu, seasonal flavors and a cooking demonstration of one of the menu’s most popular desserts.

Filmed in the Circa 1886 kitchen, the nine-minute video features Executive Chef Marc Collins discussing the fresh, local summer ingredients he’s chosen for the menu, including sweet Vidalia onions, fresh okra and ripe melons, as well as displaying some of the menu’s dishes, like the organic baby-beet salad and this season’s trio of soups.

Pastry Chef Scott Lovorn also demonstrates how he creates the menu’s blackberry rice milk panna cotta dessert, whose flavor he describes as “a rice krispie treat for grown-ups.” Lovorn details the process of extracting the plantation rice flavor into the milk to create the rice taste without the texture.

“Our summer menu is packed with local produce — fruits, vegetables, grains. We hope this new Podcast will get people excited about the flavors they can find close to home,” says Collins. “It’s a great time to discover some new summer dishes, either with us at Circa 1886 or at home in your own kitchen.”

The video Podcast is available at, as well as on many different online video sites, such as the Circa 1886 YouTube at [].

About Circa 1886

Set inside the historic carriage house for the award-winning Wentworth Mansion® hotel at 149 Wentworth St. in Charleston , S.C., Circa 1886 is a AAA Four Diamond, Mobil Four Star restaurant offering traditional southern cuisine with a modern twist in a sophisticated, historic setting. Executive Chef Marc Collins, named by Esquire Magazine as a chef to watch in 2002 and co-founder of the successful BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival, presents innovative southern dishes, which draw on the rich culinary history of Charleston during the time period when the Mansion was constructed. Chef Collins also brings a French influence and a touch of 21st century culinary artistry to his creations. Circa 1886 has received numerous accolades, including the DiRoNA award for fine dining in North America, as well as the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

The restaurant is open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and prices range from $7 to $10 for first courses, $18 to $33 for featured courses, and desserts start at $8. For more information and reservations, please visit or call (843) 853-7828.

Lyn Mettler
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Press Release Submitted On: July 09, 2008 at 7:55 pm
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