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Press Release – January 27, 2011

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COPPERLEAF RESTAURANT NAMED A TOP 10 NEW RESTAURANT IN THE U.S. BY GAYOT
Seattle’s Quintessentially Northwest Farm-to-Table Restaurant Prestigiously Recognized

Copperleaf Restaurant

SEATTLE – (January 27, 2011) – Copperleaf Restaurant, a 30-seat quintessentially Northwest restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle, has been recognized as a 2011 Top 10 New Restaurant in the U.S. by Gayot for its farm-to-table cuisine and commitment to locally sourced ingredients.

“This recognition is an incredible honor,” said Culinary Director Roy Breiman. “Chef Mark Bodinet does a superb job incorporating the best Northwest flavors with new preparations. From the atmosphere, décor, menu offerings and excellent service, Copperleaf offers the freshest, most sophisticated and responsible dining experiences possible.”

The theme for the 2011 Top 10 New Restaurants awards was local, from restaurant ingredients to menus and interiors. In addition to being a 2011 Top 10 New Restaurant, Copperleaf has also been recognized by Gayot on the Hot 10 Seattle Restaurant list and the Top 10 Seattle Food Ratings Restaurant list.

Copperleaf Restaurant opened in June 2010, and under the leadership of Breiman and Executive Chef Mark Bodinet, has set a model for sustainable and farm-to-table cuisine. Copperleaf’s dishes are created from carefully selected ingredients from local farmers, artisans, ranchers and fishermen, including Nash Family Farms, Snake River Farms, Stiebrs Farm Grass Finished Organic Beef, Full Circle Farm, Wild Wheat Bakery and Theo Chocolate. Breiman and Bodinet also maintain a mushroom inoculation patch, an onsite Chefs garden that supplies Copperleaf with various herbs and vegetables, and practice composting for soil management in Chefs garden.

Current menu offerings at Copperleaf include Wenatchee Apple Salad with roasted beets, endive, toasted pecans and Mache; Late Harvest Figs with marinated fennel, cullatello proscuitto, wild arugula and toasted coriander; Snake River Crisp Pork Belly with candied turnip, rainbow chard and preserved cherries; Dungeness Crab Gnocchi with Arrowleaf spinach, shallot cream, fresh lemon and fines herbs, and Stiebrs Farm Organic Beef Short Ribs with vanilla quince, celeriac, braised red onions and syrah glaze.

Copperleaf’s interior, designed by GGLO Seattle, is accented with 100 percent organic bamboo fabrics, hand blown glass sculptures and handcrafted serving pieces by renowned local artists. The large wood-burning fireplace creates an intimate ambiance and focal point, and floor-to-ceiling windows look out on the many ponds, lawns and gardens. In the summer, the restaurant seats and additional 16 guests on the outdoor terrace patio.

Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge is open for lunch daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and for dinner daily from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Copperleaf Bar is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information about Copperleaf Restaurant, to browse menus or to make a reservation, visit http://www.cedarbrooklodge.com/nourish.php or call (206) 214-4282.

About Cedarbrook Lodge
Cedarbrook Lodge, rated the No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the TripAdvisor® 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Awards, is located at 18525 36th Avenue South in Seattle, Wash., less than one mile from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Its dining establishment, Copperleaf Restaurant, features quintessentially Northwest farm-to-table cuisine and was named a 2011 Top 10 New Restaurant in the U.S. by Gayot. 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 http://www.CedarbrookLodge.com.

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 http://www.CoastalHotels.com.

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