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Carolina Inn hosts oysters and sparkling wine cooking class and dinner

Chef James Clark of Chapel Hill’s The Carolina Inn will be cooking for a “Bubbles & Pearls class and dinner on Feb. 25.
Chef James Clark of Chapel Hill’s The Carolina Inn will be cooking for a “Bubbles & Pearls class and dinner on Feb. 25. Coutesy of Carolina Inn

Chapel Hill’s The Carolina Inn is hosting a “Bubbles & Pearls cooking class and dinner on Feb. 25.

The five-course dinner will feature acclaimed author and food writer John Martin Taylor and oyster farmer Chris Matteo from Chadwick Creek Oysters in Bayboro, N.C. The evening starts with a champagne reception at 6 p.m. on the inn’s front porch followed by dinner and an intimate cooking class led by executive chef James Clark.

The menu includes traditional Low Country oyster stew, chilled oyster cocktail, Carolina oyster pie and oyster sausage and mushroom gravy creamy grits. Dessert will be sweet potato cake and brown butter ice cream. A selection of champagne from Italy, Spain, France and North Carolina will be served throughout the evening.

Cost: $90. For reservations, call 919-918-2735 or email crossroads@carolinainn.com.

More info at carolinainn.com/chapel-hill-hotel-cooking-class-menu

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