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The Carolina Inn Celebrates Month of Romance in February

Chef Jimmy Reale Offers Five Course Aphrodisiac Themed Tasting Menu

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (January 23, 2009) - Why settle for just a single day of romance in February when you can celebrate for the entire month at The Carolina Inn? The historic hotel is offering four special packages - Aphrodisiac Adventure, Romance As You Like It, Single and Loving It and Do Not Disturb - starting as a low as $159 per couple.

And Chef Jimmy Reale presents a Five Course Aphrodisiac Themed Tasting Menu served in the romantic, candle lit Mobil Four Star Award-Winning Carolina Crossroads Restaurant starting from $55 per person.

The special menu includes some 18 items known to be aphrodisiacs.

A three-course menu is $55 and $76 when paired with wine, a four-course menu is $65 and $93 when paired with wine and a five-course menu is $75 and $110 when paired with wine.

The Appetizer Selection features Braised Short Rib & White Bean Ragout, Marie's Tomato Sauce, Arugula and Pine Nut Salad, Grilled Roasted Garlic and Basil Country Bread, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

The Soup Selection offers Sherried Onion & Saffron Soup, Toasted Almond, Chili Oil.

A Chef's Choice of House Made Sorbet is served during Intermezzo.

The Entree Selection features Grilled Coriander and Chili Rubbed Bison Strip Steak, Crispy Oysters, Red Skin Potatoes, Caramelized Onions, Cremini Mushrooms, Broccoli Rabe, Red Wine Veal Jus, Shaved Oregon Truffles.

A Chef's Selection of Local Cheeses from Hillsborough Cheese Company highlights the Cheese Course.

Dessert offers Frozen Chocolate Mousse with Grand Marnier and Spiked Seasonal Berries and Florentine Cookies.

About The Carolina Inn
Recognized as one of America's "cultural resources worthy of preservation," The Carolina Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with elite status as a AAA Four Diamond Award Hotel and Mobil Four Star Award-Winning Dining at the Carolina Crossroads Restaurant. From the day it opened in 1924, the 184-room Inn has played an important role in the life of the University of North Carolina and the Chapel Hill community. As one of only four hotels in North Carolina built before 1925 to remain in continuous operation, it has long been one of the most popular sites in North Carolina for special events, weddings, business meetings, and academic conferences with over 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. In addition to having a rich cultural history, The Carolina Inn is architecturally significant, blending elements of antebellum Southern plantation houses with Georgian and neoclassical features often found in the Northeast. The original front of the building was modeled after the Potomac River front of Mt. Vernon. The Carolina Inn is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. www.carolinainn.com