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Press Release – September 20, 2011

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Copperleaf Restaurant’s executive chef defends local title, seeks to win national awards

From left: Executive Chef Bodinet with his Seattle Lamb Jam awards; Copperleaf Restaurant's dining room; Chef Bodinet's award-winning Lamb Shoulder Confit

From left: Executive Chef Bodinet with his Seattle Lamb Jam awards; Copperleaf Restaurant’s dining room; Chef Bodinet’s award-winning Lamb Shoulder Confit

SEATTLE – (September 20, 2011) - Defending his title for Best Lamb Shoulder, Best Lamb/Wine Pairing and Best of Show in the 2010 Seattle Lamb Jam, Copperleaf Restaurant Executive Chef Mark Bodinet will represent Seattle at the 2011 Lamb Jam Masters competition on September 25th at City Winery in New York City.

Bodinet dominated his competition in last year’s Seattle event against 20 local chefs, presenting Lamb Shoulder Confit with preserved huckleberries and creamy parsnips paired with 2007 Columbia Rediviva from Buty Winery of Walla Walla, Wash.

At his intimate 30-seat farm-to-table restaurant in Seattle, Bodinet, along with Culinary Director Roy Breiman, showcases culinary excellence with a focus and commitment to using local ingredients, most sourced from within 100 miles of the restaurant.

Copperleaf was named a 2011 Top 10 New Restaurant by Gayot, as well as Best New Restaurant to open in 2010 by Seattle Magazine readers. Focusing on nourishing the minds, bodies and spirits of its guests, Copperleaf strives to set a model of responsible and sustainable culinary practices by utilizing concepts such as onsite farming, mushroom harvesting, composting, water reclamation, as well as sourcing meat, dairy and produce from local ranchers, farmers and artisans.

For more information about Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge, visit or call (206) 214-4282. For more information or to purchase tickets for the Lamb Jam Masters, visit

About Cedarbrook Lodge
Cedarbrook Lodge, rated the No. 1 hotel in the world on the Expedia® 2011 Insiders’ SelectTM List and 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 RewardsTM, 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 RewardsTM, 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


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