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The Carolina Inn’s Carolina Crossroads Restaurant Hosts March 12 Hops & High Cuisine Dinner

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (March 2015) – The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel that opened in 1924, announces that its award-winning Carolina Crossroads Restaurant is hosting a special Hops & High Cuisine Dinner on Thursday, March 12.

The evening begins at 6 pm with local North Carolina craft brews by Foothills Brewing and delicious hors d’oeuvres. The reception is followed by a scrumptious four-course plated dinner prepared by Executive James Clark and is paired perfectly with Foothills’ craft beers. 

Secure your seat today to indulge in a unique experience of culinary delights and thirst-quenching beers. $55 per person (adults 21 and up). For reservations, please call 919-918-2735 or email More info at

The March 12 event commences with passed hors d’oeuvres featuring Carolina Blond Cream Ale paired with Roasted Corn & Shrimp Fritters with Comeback Sauce, Crispy Yucca Chip with Black Bean & Cured Tomato Relish, BBQ Duck Pupusa with Pickled Cabbage Slaw and Fried Green Tomato with Pimento Cheese & Country Ham.
The first course features North Carolina Triggerfish Crudo served with Pickled Okra, Caramelized Fennel & Granola and paired with Jade IPA. The second course has Flambé Tart with Speck, Roasted Apple, Goat Cheese & Pistachios paired with Happy Medium Imperial Brown Ale. The main entrée is Smoked Pork Ribeye accompanied by Plantain Tostada, Braised Greens and Sexual Chocolate Mole paired with Sexual Chocolate Stout. For dessert, Pastry Chef Sara Thomas’ Toasted Sundried Strawberry Pound Cake and Lemon Basil Ice Cream are paired with Carolina Strawberry Cream Ale."Type of Scotch" Truffles
About The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel
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, A Destination Hotel, features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2015 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 18th consecutive hotel honor and 13th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 15th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn, Instagram: @TheCarolinaInn, Pinterest: #TheCarolinaInn, and Google+: TheCarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn.

About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 105 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.