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Press Release – March 1, 2012

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHEFS TEAM UP TO HELP END HUNGER IN WESTERN WASHINGTON
Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge to host
“Savor: Sustaining Lives, Nourishing Hope” dinner and auction to benefit Food Lifeline

Copperleaf Restaurant and Food Lifeline

SEATTLE – (March 1, 2012) - In the spirit of nourishing the mind, body and spirit through food, Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge announces Savor: Sustaining Lives, Nourishing Hope, a first annual celebrity chef dinner and auction benefiting Food Lifeline. The event will take place at the quintessentially northwest farm-to-table restaurant on Friday, April 27, 2012.

Cedarbrook Lodge Culinary Director Roy Breiman and Copperleaf Restaurant Executive Chef Mark Bodinetwill host some of Seattle’s most renowned celebrity chefs for an evening of local, sustainable and exquisite cuisine. In addition to Breiman and Bodinet, the guest chef lineup includes Armandino Batali, founder of Salumi; Monique Barbeau, a northwest treasure; Thierry Rautureau, chef and owner of Rover’s and Luc;Johnathan Sundstrom, chef and owner of Lark; and Jason Wilson, chef and owner of Crush. Each chef will prepare a menu item for the collaborative five-course plated dinner that will be complemented with local wine pairings from Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash.; Columbia Crest Winery in Paterson, Wash.; JM Cellars in Woodinville, Wash.; and Youngberg Hill Vineyards in McMinnville, Ore.

“Our goal with ‘Savor: Sustaining Lives, Nourishing Hope’ is to reach out to the community and make a difference locally,” said Breiman. “With the lineup of extremely talented chefs combined with the dynamic auction, live entertainment and support from the community, we’re anticipating a stellar event to benefit a worthy cause and help to end hunger.”

From cuisine and wine to ambiance and auction items, the theme of sustainability will permeate throughout the evening, reflecting the mission of Copperleaf Restaurant as well as Food Lifeline, the largest hunger relief organization in Washington and local Feeding America member.

The evening, emceed by Mark Wright, anchor at KING 5 News, includes a welcome reception, sustainability-inspired silent auction, plated five-course dinner with wine pairings, and live auction led by auctioneer Bill Morton, with all proceeds benefiting Food Lifeline. In addition to one-of-a-kind travel, entertainment and culinary opportunities, the live auction will feature an exclusive, intimate culinary experience from each of the presenting chefs.

“Hunger is a reality, but when we come together as a community at events like Savor, we’re one step closer to ending hunger in Washington,” said Linda Nageotte, president and CEO of Food Lifeline. “Cedarbrook Lodge and each of the partnering chefs, wineries and businesses are playing a tremendous role in helping Food Lifeline accomplish its mission and we’re grateful for the opportunity to share an evening with them.”

Savor: Sustaining Lives, Nourishing Hope, will take place at Copperleaf Restaurant on Friday, April 27, 2012. The event kicks off with a welcome reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the live auction. Tickets are $175 per person and space is limited. To purchase tickets or for more information aboutSavor: Sustaining Lives, Nourishing Hope, visit http://www.foodlifeline.org/savor. Additionally, guests attending the dinner can arrange overnight accommodations Friday and Saturday at the award-winning Cedarbrook Lodge for a special rate of $129 per night. For more information about hotel accommodations, call Cedarbrook directly at (206) 901-9268.

About Food Lifeline
Food Lifeline is a local hunger relief organization, efficiently serving the Western Washington area by using 96 percent of revenue to directly feed hungry people. Last year the organization delivered more than 27 million meals to hungry people through its network of 300 local food banks, meal programs and shelters. Food Lifeline is also a member of the national organization, Feeding America. For more information about Food Lifeline or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.foodlifeline.org or call (206) 545-6600.

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 http://www.CedarbrookLodge.com.

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