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Press Release – March 28, 2012

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Award-winning Seattle chefs will make their appearance April 17

Culinary Director Roy Breiman and Executive Chef Mark Bodinet of Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge

SEATTLE – (March 28, 2012) - Culinary Director Roy Breiman and Executive Chef Mark Bodinet of Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge will travel to New York City and prepare a quintessentially Northwest farm-to-table culinary experience at The James Beard House on April 17, 2012.

Bodinet, 28, formerly on the culinary team at the world-renowned French Laundry, will make his debut at the Beard House. Together, Bodinet and his mentor, Roy Breiman, will showcase their commitment to sustainable farm-to-table cuisine through an exquisite multi-course dinner highlighting the best northwest ingredients which include produce, meats, assorted local seafood and wines.

In addition to the dinner at The Beard House, Breiman will introduce his book that will be published this fall by Globe Pequot Press, Wine Country Chef’s Table, highlighting Napa and Sonoma valley cuisine, wineries and farms. Formerly in the kitchens of many top dining destinations throughout the world including Salish Lodge & Spa; Maurice Restaurant at the Meridien Hotel in New York; Hotel Negresco in Nice, France; and Meadowood Napa Valley, Breiman has been recognized with multiple awards including America’s Rising Star Chefs by PBS, a “chef to keep your eyes on” by Esquire and one of 13 “Top Hotel Chefs in America” by Bon Appetit.

At the intimate 30-seat farm-to-table restaurant, Bodinet and Breiman lead the culinary team, showcasing dining excellence with a focus and commitment to using local ingredients. In addition to many herbs and vegetables grown in Cedarbrook’s onsite Chef’s garden and mushroom patch, Copperleaf sources most of its menu from within 100 miles of the restaurant.

The James Beard House is a historic townhome where James Beard lived, cooked and taught. Copperleaf Restaurant’s dinner at The Beard House on April 17 begins at 7 p.m. with a 45-minute reception including passed hors d’oeuvres and a walkthrough of James Beard’s kitchen where guests will see the chefs in action. Guests will then be seated for the tasting menu. Dinner will conclude at 10 p.m. with a parade of chefs and conversation about the dinner. The price to attend is $130 per person for members of the James Beard Foundation and guests of Cedarbrook Lodge, and $170 per person for the general public. Reservations can be made by calling (212) 627-2308 or by visiting

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. 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 Cedarbrook Lodge, 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, visit

About The James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America’s culinary heritage and diversity. The late James Beard was a champion of American cuisine who helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today, the James Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by providing scholarships, honoring industry professionals, offering the public the opportunity to enjoy the talents of emerging and established chefs, winemakers, cookbook authors, and purveyors, and hosting conferences, readings, and classes to engage people with the fascinating world of food. For more information about programs and membership, visit


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