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The Carolina Inn - New - Dining Offers

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Smart Start Breakfast in Chapel Hill, NC

Our Smart Start Breakfast promotion includes lodging and our breakfast buffet or $14 per person towards our à la carte breakfast menu for up to two adults. Come enjoy the beauty of Chapel Hill along with breakfast in our AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four-Star Crossroads Chapel Hill.

The Carolina Inn - New - Romance Offers

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Valentine's Day Offer in Chapel Hill

Make your Valentine’s Day weekend in Chapel Hill special by securing a stay at The Carolina Inn February 12th – 14th.

The Carolina Inn - New - Golf Offers

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The Carolina Inn - New - UNC Offers

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The Carolina Inn - New - Featured Offers

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Valentine's Day Offer in Chapel Hill

Make your Valentine’s Day weekend in Chapel Hill special by securing a stay at The Carolina Inn February 12th – 14th.

Your Vacation, Our Destination

Explore More, Do More, Live More. Seeking a fun-filled weekend in Chapel Hill? The Carolina Inn has the perfect summer destination for you! Plan your getaway with us this summer and earn Food & Beverage Credits based on the length of your stay. Use your Credits towards dining our Four-Star, Four-Diamond Crossroads Chapel Hill. Let us help plan your vacation today at The Carolina Inn.

The Carolina Inn - New - Meetings Packages

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Exclusive NC Meeting Offer at The Carolina Inn

Book your next North Carolina meeting at The Carolina Inn and take advantage of our EXCLUSIVE offer: Seamless Planning – One point of contact, consistent and simple paperwork. Chapel Hill Meeting Specialist – A highly trained manager at the hotel to assist on-site during event execution.

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Decadent Chocolate Cake Recipe at The Carolina Inn

Executive Pastry Chef Sara Thomas' version is pure delight - flavorful and moist - each layer is filled with a silky chocolate frosting, and topped with dark chocolate ganache. Gather your ingredients now and prepare this decadent cake today! Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe - Makes Two 10" Cakes Cake Flour 9 3/4 oz. Sugar 13 1/2 oz. Cocoa Powder 2 1/4 oz. Water 7 oz. Vegetable Oil 3 oz. Butter -  3 3/4 oz. Eggs 3 oz. Buttermilk 3 3/4 oz. Vanilla Extract to Taste Baking Soda .3 oz. Directions Bring water, vegetable oil, and butter to a boil. In a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment, combine all the dry ingredients. Add the boiled hot mixture, and beat for 5 minutes on 2nd or low speed. Scrape down the bowl, and then add the eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk. Add baking soda. Bake at 350 degrees in the oven for 30 - 35 minutes. Chocolate Fudge Icing Recipe - Makes 3 lb. 3 oz. Powdered Sugar 1 lb. 8oz. Salt .25 oz.   Cocoa Powder 2 oz. Butter 12 oz. Melted Bittersweet Chocolate 6 oz.   Dark Corn Syrup 1.5 oz.   Vanilla Extract 1 oz.   Heavy Cream 4 oz.   Directions Sift all dry ingredients. Cream the butter and the dry ingredients on low speed until smooth. Add the melted chocolate, corn syrup and vanilla. Add the heavy cream. Chocolate Ganache Recipe - Makes Three Cups Heavy Cream 10 oz.   Milk 2 oz.    Semi-Sweet Chocolate 13 oz. Directions In a sauce pot, bring heavy cream and milk to a boil. Pour mixture over the chocolate. Use a hand blender to blend everything together.  Place in a pan and cover with plastic wrap. Assembling Cake Cut cake into four. You will only use a total of 6 layers each 1/4" thick. Ice each layer with 10 oz. of icing. Ice the outer portion of the cake twice, and place in the freezer for 15 minutes. Place on a wire rack and pour ganache on top. Garnish with a truffle.

Enjoy the Perfect Holiday Cocktail

Make your holiday a little more special with Santa's Secret Martini. Enjoy our Twelve Days of Christmas in Chapel Hill, NC. Afterwards, come to Crossroads Bar to sip on our festive cocktail. If you can't make it to The Carolina Inn, have fun making this perfect holiday cocktail in the comfort of your own home.

Thanksgiving Recipes in Chapel Hill, NC - Muscovy Duck

The Carolina Inn's Executive Chef James Clark recommends modifying your Thanksgiving menu this year by including a Cardamom Lacquered Muscovy Duck. This delicious dish includes cardamom which gives great floral aroma and flavor to the duck. This is a wonderful winter recipe to prepare this holiday season. Any side will accompany this dish, but Chef James' favorites are wild rice and roasted winter squash. This North Carolina recipe works very well with a rich California Cabernet such as the most obvious Duckhorn or if you prefer something lighter, a Red Meritage such as Franciscan Magnificat will pair perfectly, too. The recipe has many steps. However, once you read through it, you’ll realized the dish is simple to prepare. This recipe will work best with store bought ducks and not with wild ducks because they do not have the amount of fat on the bird that makes this recipe a success. Step 1 2 washed and cleaned whole ducks 2 lb Salt Take the ducks and coat them on the outside and inside with salt and let them sit at room temperature for at least 3 hours. For best results, hang the duck or set the on a rack with a drip pan underneath to allow the moister to come out. After three hours, wash the salt off the ducks in cold water. Step 2 12 Cardamom Seeds 1 tsp. Whole Cloves 1 Tbs. Whole Allspice 3 Bay Leaves 2 Small Honey Bears 2 Gallons of Water While the ducks are sitting, bring all of the above ingredients to a slow simmer. Allow to cook infusing the cardamom flavor into the liquid. Once the ducks have been rinsed, submerge them into simmering liquid for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, carefully remove them from the pot and place ducks on a rack so they can continue draining. Once they have finished draining, remove the excess liquid from the bottom of the pan and have your oven pre-heated to 475°. Place the ducks in the oven and cook for 17 minutes for medium rare and 20 minutes for medium well to well.  After the ducks have cooked, pull them out of the oven and allow them to cool slightly before you slice into them. Enjoy!

The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC Chosen As An Expedia Insiders’ Select® 2014 Winner

The Carolina Inn was chosen as an Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ 2014 winner, one of the top-ranked properties on Expedia! Expedia Insiders’ Select is an annual award, recognizing the very best hotels available in the global Expedia marketplace, as judged by the experiences of Expedia customers. Based on nearly 2 million guest reviews submitted annually, The Carolina Inn, a Chapel Hill hotel, is one of only 650 winners worldwide. We have been identified by Expedia customers as consistently delivering superior services, an exceptional guest experience and value for money. Earning a place on the Insiders’ Select list is a testament to our ongoing commitment to excellence.

National Fried Chicken Day in Chapel Hill, NC

Today is National Fried Chicken Day! Celebrate by preparing Chef James Clark Simple Fried Chicken Recipe. It’s finger-lickin’ good… Ingredients 2 3lb Chickens Cut Into 8 Pieces 2 Tbs. Garlic Powder 2 Tbs. Onion Powder 2 Tbs. Paprika 1 Tbs. Dried Sage 1 Tbs. Cumin 3 Tbs. Crystal Hot Sauce ½ C. Buttermilk AP Flour Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste Peanut Oil Directions Combine all dry spices together. Add the hot sauce and buttermilk, then pour mixture over the chicken. Mix until coated well. Place chicken back into the refrigerator and let sit for at least 1 hour. Add flour in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and place mixture into a paper bag. Add chicken four pieces at a time and shake bag. Once chicken is completely coasted with flour, place it on a cookie sheet. Let chicken sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. While the chicken rests, heat oil to 360°. Coat chicken one more time in the flour before placing it in the oil. Fry in two batches until golden brown. Bon Appétit!

The Carolina Inn - Press Releases

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Introducing Newly Appointed Executive Chef Nathan Enders of Magnificent Mile’s Rooftop Bar & Lounge, 52EIGHTY

MileNorth Hotel presents newly hired Executive Chef of the 52EIGHTY Rooftop Bar & Lounge. Located on the 29th floor, this Magnificent Mile rooftop bar is a welcomed addition to this Chicago hote

The Carolina Inn - New - Featured Events

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Father - Daughter Valentine Dance

February 13, 2016. Come to The Carolina Inn on February 13th from 2pm until 4pm for a very special Father Daughter Valentine Dance in support of the Triangle Youth Ballet. Music provided by DJ Doug Daffron Party Down Productions. A Valentine Dessert Buffet will be specially created by Executive Pastry Chef Sara Thomas. Complete the afternoon with a memorable portraiture by Photo Specialties. Celebrating the parent child relationship all fathers, mothers, daughters and sons are welcome. This is a benefit for the Triangle Youth Ballet, a 501 (c) 3 non profit and member of the NC Center for Non-Profits. Purchase Tickets

Bubbles & Pearls Cooking Class & Dinner

February 25, 2016. Enjoy a five course dinner on February 25th during our Bubbles & Pearls Cooking Class & Dinner. Our special guests include acclaimed book author and food writer John Martin Taylor and oyster farmer Chris Matteo from Chadwick Creek Oysters located in Bayboro, NC. The evening kicks off with a reception at 6pm on the front porch followed by dinner in an intimate cooking class setting led by Executive Chef James Clark and John Martin Taylor at Crossroads Chapel Hill. In addition, a variety of well-known champagne such as Moët & Chandon, Louis Roederer, Lelarge-Pugeot, Bisol Jeio Prosecco, Anna de Codorniu, and Biltmore Reserve will be served. View Menu Tickets are $90 and includes tax and gratuity. Purchase Tickets

The Carolina Inn - New - Inn Events

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The Carolina Inn - New - UNC Events

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Basketball: UNC vs Pittsburgh

February 14, 2016. Interested in something different for Valentine’s Day?  Watch the UNC Tar Teels take on the Pittsburgh Panthers at the Dean Smith Center.  

Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2016. Spend a romantic weekend in Chapel Hill.  Surprise your sweetheart with one of The Carolina Inn’s romance offers.

Basketball: UNC vs Duke

February 17, 2016. Neighboring city, Durham, is invading Chapel Hill.  The Duke University’s Blue Devils are here to play our UNC Tar Heels.  Do not miss out on what is sure to be enthralling game.

Basketball: UNC vs Miami

February 20, 2016. UNC Tar Heels’ play the University of Miami’s Redhawaks in the 2nd to last homegame of the 2015/2016 basketball season.

Basketball: UNC vs Syracuse

February 29, 2016. Last homegame of the 2015/2016 UNC basketball season.  The Syracuse Orange travel to Chapel Hill to take on the Tar Heels.  This is a game you will not want to miss out on seeing.

The Carolina Inn - New - Community Events

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