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Press Release – June 18, 2012

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Quintessentially Northwest Destination Hosts 3rd Annual Celebration of Washington Heirloom Tomatoes

TomatoFare West 2011

TomatoFare West 2011 (Images courtesy Richmond Public Relations).

SEATTLE – (June 18, 2012) - In celebration of Washington state heirloom tomatoes, the quintessentially northwest Cedarbrook Lodge announces the return of TomatoFare West. The third-annual one-day festival of Washington-grown heirloom tomatoes will be held on Sunday, September 9 from 1 to 5 p.m.

TomatoFare showcases the abundant harvest of heirloom tomatoes grown in the Pacific Northwest and offers guests the opportunity to celebrate the late-summer harvest and sample unique tomatoes varieties. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to taste tomato-inspired culinary creations from local chefs, which in previous years have included Jason Wilson of Crush in Seattle, Johnathan Sundstrom of Lark in Seattle, and Bobby Moore of Barking Frog in Woodinville, Wash.

“TomatoFare is a wonderful event that brings together our culinary community of chefs, farmers, gardeners and individuals who want to share conversation about and appreciation for the delicate, rare and at-risk heirloom tomato varieties,” said Roy Breiman, culinary director at Cedarbrook Lodge. “With the increasing popularity of heirloom tomatoes, we’re very fortunate in the Pacific Northwest to have great access to these incredible fruits.”

In addition to heirloom tomato-inspired dishes from the chefs, sample tastings from local wineries and microbreweries will be available for guests to enjoy while listening to live musical entertainment. A variety of heirloom yellow, red and green TomatoFare-inspired Bloody Marys will also be available from Copperleaf Bar.

Advance tickets for TomatoFare West are available for $25 online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door on the day of the event for $35 cash only. For more information about the event, please visit the TomatoFare website at For more information about Cedarbrook Lodge, visit or call (206) 901-9268.

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


Media Contacts:
Danielle Zarrella / Kalyn Kinomoto
Richmond Public Relations / (206) 682-6979 /