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Press Release – April 4, 2011

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Quintessentially Northwest restaurant prepares Earth Day dinner benefiting Chefs Collaborative

SEATTLE – (April 4, 2011) – Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge, a quintessentially Northwest 32-seat restaurant in Seattle, invites guests to celebrate Earth Day with a specially prepared five-course prix-fix dinner, Friday, April 22, 2011.

In keeping with Copperleaf’s commitment to provide excellent farm-to-table cuisine sourced from local, natural and organic ingredients, a portion of the proceeds from the Earth Day dinner will be donated to Chefs Collaborative, the leading nonprofit network of chefs that fosters a sustainable food system through advocacy, education, and collaboration with the broader food community.

To celebrate Earth Day, Executive Chef Mark Bodinet and his culinary team have created a menu highlighting the season’s freshest ingredients from local farmers, artisans and ranchers, as well as from Copperleaf’s Chefs garden.

“This specially prepared dinner celebrates the Earth’s bounty,” said Culinary Director Roy Breiman. “Copperleaf has always focused on providing the best responsibly and locally sourced cuisine available, and Earth Day is the perfect time to showcase this commitment.”

Chef Bodinet’s menu features a selection of Northwest favorites, including English Pea Veloute with olive oil poached Hawaiian blue prawn; Yakima Valley Asparagus with season morels, spring onion and verjus; Lemon Verbena Ice Cream with preserved cherry croustiant; and Theo’s Pouring Chocolate with homemade cinnamon doughnuts. Guests can also enjoy dinner with a sustainable and bio-dynamic wine pairings.

The five-course prix-fix Earth Day dinner is $49 per person and is available from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011. Sustainable and bio-dynamic wine pairings are available for an additional $30 per person. Copperleaf’s A La Carte menu will also be available. Reservations are required and may be made at or by calling Copperleaf Restaurant directly at (206) 214-4282.

For guests who would like to extend their Earth Day celebration, Cedarbrook Lodge is offering a special package including overnight accommodations in a comfortable guest room, dinner for two and a guided tour of the Chefs garden and mushroom patch. The Earth Day package starts at $205 and is available on the night of Friday, April 22, 2011. For more information or to make a reservation, visit or call (877) 515-2176.

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

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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