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Hops & High Cuisine with Aviator Brewing Company

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (October 2014) – 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 event with Aviator Brewing Company on Thursday, October 23 at 6 pm.

The evening begins with local North Carolina craft brews by Aviator Brewing Company 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 Aviator’s craft beers.

Secure your seat today to indulge in a unique experience of culinary delights and thirst quenching beers. The cost is $55 per person. For reservations, please call 919-918-2735 or email

The event’s reception begins with HogWild IPA and Pumpkin Beast being served with these hors d’oeuvres: Shrimp & Grits and Sautéed Shrimp Skewer with Crispy Grits; Cider Braised Pork Belly on a Pumpkin Biscuit; Boiled Peanut Tapenade and Grilled Pretzel Bread; and Shaved Duck Ham & Cheese Stout Mustard.

The first course features Butternut Squash Cavatelli, Confit of Wild Hen & Black Olive Puree paired with 919 Pale Ale. The second course has Apple Celeriac Salad, Firsee & Pickled Apple and Apple Cider Vinaigrette paired with OctoberBeast. The main entrée is Braised Short Rib accompanied by Rissole Creamer Potatoes and Black Mamba Red Eye Gravy Collard Greens and paired with Black Mamba Coffee Stout. For dessert, Pastry Chef Sara Thomas’ Toasted Cinnamon Pound Cake and Pumpkin Ice Cream are paired with Devils Tramping Ground Tripel.

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 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. 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 125 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.