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Press Release – November 15, 2010

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Executive Chef Mark Bodinet Takes Top Honors and Advances to New York Competition

American Lamb Jam Seattle

SEATTLE – (November 15, 2010) - Cedarbrook Lodge, a quintessentially Northwest hotel located on 18 acres of restored wetlands in Seattle, is pleased to announce the honors that Copperleaf Restaurant‘s Executive Chef Mark Bodinet received at the second annual American Lamb Jam Seattle, held at the Bell Harbor Conference Center on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010.

Chef Mark Bodinet’s winning dish was lamb shoulder confit with preserved huckleberries and creamy parsnips, paired with a 2007 Columbia Rediviva from Buty Winery of Walla Walla, Wash.

Bodinet competed against 20 other chefs from well-known Seattle restaurants and took home three different awards for his participation in American Lamb Jam Seattle, including Best Lamb Shoulder Dish, Best Lamb/Wine Pairing and “Best of Show.” Other awards from the evening included People’s Choice, Best Loin, Best Leg and Best Shank.

“It’s an honor to receive these three awards,” said Executive Chef Mark Bodinet. “Cooking lamb is enjoyable and it’s exciting now to prepare and fine-tune my recipes for New York.”

In Sept. 2011 Bodinet will advance to New York to compete against Lamb Jam competition winners from San Francisco, Boston and Washington D.C.

For more information about American Lamb Jam, visit For more information about Cedarbrook Lodge, visit or call (206) 901-9268.

***Chef Mark Bodinet’s winning lamb recipe is available upon request***

About Cedarbrook Lodge
Cedarbrook Lodge, named one of the top hotels in Washington state on the Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ list, is located at 18525 36th Avenue South in Seattle, Wash., less than one mile from Seattle Tacoma International Airport. Nestled on an 18 acre oasis of restored wetlands, Cedarbrook Lodge features the coveted combination of a convenient location, serene setting, exceptional guest services and more than 24,000 square feet of event space ideal for many occasions including social gatherings, weddings, business meetings and conferences. Cedarbrook Lodge is a member of Stash Hotel Rewards™, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels to quickly earn free stays at participating properties. For reservations, call toll-free (877) 515-2176. Contact Cedarbrook Lodge directly at (206) 901-9268 or visit

About Coastal Hotel Group
Coastal Hotel Group is a privately held, Seattle-based hotel hospitality management company specializing in distinctive luxury hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges. Established in 1987, Coastal Hotel Group has earned a reputation for providing remarkable lodging choices for the discerning traveler. Coastal Hotel Group is a founding member of Stash Hotel Rewards™, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels across the country to quickly earn free nights at any participating property. For more information about Coastal Hotel Group, visit


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