Press Release – May 1, 2012
Seattle Meeting Hotels
COPPERLEAF RESTAURANT’S SPRING MENU SHOWCASES SEASONAL NORTHWEST BOUNTY
Award-winning farm-to-table restaurant releases
new lunch, dinner and lounge menus; plus new private-label wine
SEATTLE – (May 1, 2012) - Highlighting the Pacific Northwest’s vast assortment of fresh flavors, Executive Chef Mark Bodinet and the culinary team of Copperleaf Restaurant announce the release of their newest seasonal menu, available now at the award-winning Seattle farm-to-table restaurant.
In an exquisite showcase of seasonal ingredients, flavor combinations and artistic presentation, the newest Copperleaf lunch, dinner and lounge menus feature a variety of local favorites including Washington Field Rhubarb with Grilled Leek, Young Turnip, Breakfast Radish and Nicoise Olive; Short Rib Bisquits with Sweet Corn, Yakima Raspberries and Cilantro; Black Mouth Salmon with Glazed Sunchoke, Green Almond, Cipollini Onion and Garden Radish; Pleasant View Farms Moulard Duck with Artichokes Barigoule, Spring Garlic, Fava Beans and Burnt Orange; and Malted Milk Ice Cream with Banana Chiboust and Candied Holmquist Farm Hazelnut.
“The variety of colors, flavors and textures that Chef highlights on the new menus really capture the best of the Pacific Northwest,” said Roy Breiman, culinary director of Cedarbrook Lodge. “Spring is an exceptional season for everything from herbs to seafood, and we’re excited to introduce our guests to new preparations while maintaining our farm-to-table commitment.”
At the intimate 30-seat farm-to-table restaurant, Bodinet and Breiman lead the culinary team, highlighting 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.
In addition to the new spring menus, Copperleaf Restaurant is introducing private label red house wine. The varietal was created in partnership with Parejas Cellars, a boutique winery in the Yakima Valley that produces high quality wines from locally grown vineyards. The Copperleaf private label red blend contains equal parts Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell and Malbec. Copperleaf private label wine is available in the restaurant and lounge for $15 per glass and $52 per bottle.
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.
Copperleaf Restaurant is open daily for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and happy hour Tuesday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information about Copperleaf Restaurant or to make reservations, visit http://www.CopperleafRestaurant.com or call (206) 214-4282.
About Copperleaf Restaurant
With a commitment to nourish the minds, Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge is Seattle’s quintessentially Northwest farm-to-table dining destination. Led by Executive Chef Mark Bodinet and Culinary Director Roy Breiman, Copperleaf opened in 2010 and has been distinguished by Gayot as a 2012 Top 10 Restaurant for Food Rating, Northwest Cuisine, Outdoor Dining and Special Occasion, as well as a 2012OpenTable® Diners’ Choice winner. Additionally, Seattle Magazine readers named it the Best Restaurant to open in 2010. Sourcing ingredients from local farmers, ranchers and artisans, as well as offering produce and herbs from its own Chef’s garden, Copperleaf is committed to sustainable dining. The restaurant also offers Copperleaf Rewards, a loyalty program for guests. For reservations, call (206) 214-4284 or visit http://www.CopperleafRestaurant.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 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 http://www.CoastalHotels.com.