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The Carolina Inn’s Carolina Crossroads Restaurant Celebrates North Carolina Beer Month with April 10 Dinner

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (March 2014) – In recognition of North Carolina’s 100 craft breweries and their positive impact on the state’s economy, Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed April 2014 as “North Carolina Beer Month.”

N.C. Beer Month encourages residents and travelers alike to explore a wide range of special events, from beer festivals to creative brewery collaborations that showcase the industry’s top-notch products and hospitality.

The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant, are participating with a special dinner event on Thursday, April 10.

Executive Chef James Clark will prepare a delicious 3-course meal paired with local craft brews by Aviator Beer Company. Reception begins at 6:00 pm and Dinner at 7:00 pm.

Reservations required. $45 per person (adults 21 and up). Please call 919-918-2735 and more info at http://www.carolinainn.com/beer-dinner.php. The April 10 event commences with Passed Hors d’Oeuvres featuring Stout Beer Braised Short Rib/Pimento Cheese Biscuit, Country Ham and Pressed Melon/Blood Orange Vinaigrette, House Made Bread Cheese/Fig Gastrique, Lager Poached Scallop/Fingerling Potato/Black Garlic.

The First Course “Breakfast for Dinner” offers Seared Heritage Pork Belly & Crispy Poached Egg along with Cracked Black Peppe Waffle/Orange Infused Honey. The Second Course showcases N.C. Hydroponic Bib Lettuce accompanied by Smoked Almonds, Carrots, Pickled Cucumbers plus Golden Raisins, Sherry Herb Vinaigrette. The Third Course features Fire Roasted Painted Hills Teres Major and Warm Sweet Potato Salad, Pecan Gremolata. The two Dessert offerings are Salted Caramel & Smoked Chocolate Hazelnut Torte and Candied Hazelnuts.

Learn more about all April statewide events at www.NCBeerMonth.com.

About The Carolina Inn

Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2014 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 17th consecutive hotel honor and 12th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 14th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. www.CarolinaInn.com. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

Michelle Voelpel, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at 919-918-2722




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