Circa 1886 (Charleston, SC)

Circa 1886 (Charleston, SC)

In the classic 1886 carriage house of the historic Wentworth Mansion, Chef Marc Collins puts a healthful spin on classic Low Country dishes.

Destination Bottles:

Château Margaux 2005 Margaux
Château Mouton Rothschild 2005 Pauillac
Casanova di Neri 2000 Cerretalto (Brunello di Montalcino)

The 250-bottle wine list is ever changing. In the cooler months, it’s stocked with rich and bold wines, whereas in the warmer months, the focus is on light and refreshing profiles.

Chef Marc Collins on New Charleston Cuisine:

One of my favorite books to find inspiration in is 200 Years of Charleston Cooking, which includes plenty of great recipes from the 1800s and early 1900s. Charleston was a great port city and back then it got spices from India, the Caribbean and from the French Huguenots that were living here. New Orleans gets a lot of credit for its regional cuisine, but I think Charleston’s might be even more diverse thanks to those influences. Those things play a lot into how we put together our menu. I try to get a little Caribbean flavor in there, some Asian influence, some French, all mixed in with that Americana. New Charleston cuisine is like a big melting pot.

For more information about this Charleston, SC, restaurant, click here

For more restaurants that serve sinful soul food, visit Art and SoulCommander’s Palace, Miller Union and Proof on Main.
Published on June 28, 2011