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    The Carolina Inn Introduces a New Signature Menau at Crossroads Chapel Hill

    THE ELEVATED CONCEPT, CONCEPTUALIZED BY EXECUTIVE CHEF BRANDON SHARP, ESTABLISHES CROSSROADS CHAPEL HILL AS A CULINARY DESTINATION

    Chapel Hill, NC (September 13, 2017) – The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel, the charming and historic hotel located in the heart of University of North Carolina’s campus, is delighted to announce a new fine dining concept within its restaurant, Crossroads Chapel Hill. The new signature menu boasts six thoughtfully designed courses starting at $75, with an optional $45 wine pairing supplement, and will expand upon the restaurant’s à la carte dinner. The seasonally-inspired menu rounds out the Inn’s culinary offerings and establishes Crossroads Chapel Hill as an all-encompassing dining destination for discerning travelers and locals alike.

    Brought to life by The Carolina Inn’s Executive Chef Brandon Sharp, a North Carolina native and Tar Heel Alum, Chef Sharp brings more than fifteen years of fine dining experience and seven Michelin Stars to The Carolina Inn. Chef Sharp’s signature menu is carefully composed to reflect a sense of place in each dish. Embracing his own culinary journey, following a critically-acclaimed tenure at Solage Calistoga Resort and Spa in Calistoga, CA, and experience working with industry luminaries such as Thomas Keller, John Besh and Gary Danko, Chef Sharp felt inspired to bring a world-class dining experience to Crossroads Chapel Hill.

    “With this menu, our team is further able to add insight to the conversation around North Carolina’s dining scene,” said Executive Chef Brandon Sharp. “Our goal is to transport guests with each course by showcasing innovative techniques and rare ingredients for an unforgettable meal.”

    Each six-course signature menu will change quarterly and will be enhanced by unique beverage pairings. The inaugural Autumn tasting menu includes:

    • Tiradito of Hawaiian Hamachi - Puffed rice, Green tomato, Fresno Chile, Citrus
      Eric Bordelet Poire Authentique 2015, Normandy, France
    • Black Truffle Risotto - Yellow corn zabaglione
      Stags’ Leap Winery Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley, CA
    • Rabbit Loin with Rabbit Ragout - Mole Verde, Charred Orange, Olive, Raisin, Pumpkinseed
      Clos del Portal Negre de Negres 2014, Priorat DOQ, Spain
    • Grilled Flatiron of Masami Ranch Beef - Crispy Bone Marrow, Salt-baked Cippolini, Cauliflower, Thyme Gremolata
      Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Alexander Valley, CA
    • Boxcarr Creamery Rocket’s Robiola - Buckwheat Blini, Thousand-Layer Caramel Apple
      Michele Chiarlo Nivole 2015, Moscato D’Asti DOCG, Italy
    • Mafioso Chocolate Cake - Honey Oaked Gelato, Last Year’s Fruit
      Royal Tokaji Late Harvest 2015, Tokaji PDO, Hungary

    Crossroads Chapel Hill’s fine dining menu and wine pairings will be available Thursday through Saturday evenings, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., inviting guests to experience the new culinary amenity. Reservations can be made through OpenTable. For more information on Crossroads Chapel Hill, as well as The Carolina Inn, please visit www.CrossroadsCuisine.com.

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    About The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel
    Originally built in 1924 by University of North Carolina Chapel Hill alumnus John Sprunt Hill and designed by award-wining architect Arthur C. Nash, The Carolina Inn depicts pure elegance and historical charm with 185 beautifully appointed guestrooms, including seven luxury suites. The signature restaurant, Crossroads Chapel Hill, led by Executive Chef Brandon Sharp, a fellow Chapel Hill alumnus, offers guests a contemporary dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Boasting nearly 30,983 square feet of indoor/outdoor flexible meeting and event spaces, including two outdoor gardens with succulent greenery, The Carolina Inn is an ideal destination for weddings, conferences, alumni gatherings, Tar Heel tailgates and more. Originally modeled after George Washington's home in Mt. Vernon, the iconic hotel has earned the AAA Four Diamond Award since 1997 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Carolina Inn is the only property set on UNC’s campus and is only 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). For more information about The Carolina Inn, visit www.CarolinaInn.com and stay in touch with Twitter: @CarolinaInn, Instagram: @TheCarolinaInn, Facebook: CarolinaInn.

    About Destination Hotels
    Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States and Caribbean. 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, the award-winning portfolio features 19 renowned golf courses, 18 indigenous spas, and 105 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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    Crossroads crafts a dining experience unique to Chapel Hill. Share a meal or cocktail with friends and family in the historic setting of The Carolina Inn. With its distinctly Southern soul and North Carolina Spirit, this award-winning restaurant and bar infuses your experience with energy, great food and a comforting sense of place.

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