Press Release – November 1, 2012
Seattle Meeting Hotels
HOLIDAY DINING TRADITIONS BEGIN AT SEATTLE’S COPPERLEAF RESTAURANT & BAR
Award-winning farm-to-table dining destination announces holiday dinners and menus
Images courtesy Jeff Caven for Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar; high-res versions available upon request
SEATTLE – (November 1, 2012) - The perfect solution for those who won’t be home for Christmas, or for those who simply prefer dining out for the holidays, Seattle’s award-winning Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar announces its holiday dinners available for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
“As the holiday season approaches and people plan their menus, we invite them to celebrate in Seattle, Copperleaf style,” said Roy Breiman, culinary director of Cedarbrook Lodge and Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar. “From the exquisitely planned menus Mark has prepared and the great ingredients sourced from our region, to our intimate ambiance and unparalleled service, we look forward to introducing guests to dining at Copperleaf this holiday season.”
Copperleaf’s Executive Chef Mark Bodinet is preparing the following dining options this holiday season:
Thanksgiving Celebration, November 22nd - Guests can select Copperleaf’s lounge menu, available all day, or the four-course prix fixe tasting dinner menu. Featuring elements of both traditional and innovative cuisine, guests can savor favorites including Poached Bosc Pears with parmesan reggiano, banyuls vinegar, Swiss chard and soubise; Roast Turkey with Yukon gold potato puree, arrowleaf spinach, cranberry jam, sage stuffing and brown sugar gravy; and Banana Bread French Toast with peanut butter ice cream, cinnamon mousse and spiced brittle. The tasting menu is $59 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $25 per person.
Christmas Celebration, December 24th and December 25th - Copperleaf celebrates Christmas with its five-course prix fixe tasting dinner menu on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The menu includes Northwest-inspired dishes such as Roasted Heirloom Beets with marinated fennel, honeycrisp apples and vanilla cider; Anderson Ranch Lamb Saddle with garnet yams, brown butter chestnuts and preserved Cascade huckleberries; and Fromage Blanc Ice Cream with vanilla-poached fruit cake, toasted walnuts and pomegranate molasses. The five-course tasting dinner menu is available for $75 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $25 per person. White Truffle Risotto Carnaroli Risotto with shaved Alba white truffles and parmesan reggiano or Pleasant View Foie Gras with black truffle, Richland hazelnuts and preserved Cascade huckleberries can be supplemented to the tasting dinner for an additional cost. Additionally, Copperleaf’s lounge menu will be available all day, both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as an a la carte menu available for lunch on Christmas Eve.
New Year Celebration, December 31st - Ring in 2013 with a celebratory dinner at Copperleaf, complete with live entertainment from the Jacqueline Tabor Jazz Quartet. The seven-course dinner tasting menu features favorites including Ozette Potato Soup with white truffle, garden thyme and black trumpet mushrooms; 48-hour Braised Wagyu Brisket with arrowleaf spinach, brioche, pickled onions, sweet carrots and oxtail bordelaise; and Honeycrisp Apple Tart with spiced cranberry relish and white chocolate glacé. The tasting menu is $95 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $35 per person. Copperleaf’s lounge menu will also be available all day.
Reservations for all holiday dinners at Copperleaf are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling Kendal Lund, food and beverage manager, at (206) 214-4282 or online here.
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. Copperleaf’s wine list is comprised of more than 85 percent local and regional varietals from top Pacific Northwest vintners, including more than 24 biodynamic and organic varietals and Copperleaf’s private label red wine.
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 Restaurant is open daily for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Copperleaf Bar is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with happy hour served 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 Culinary Director Roy Breiman and Executive Chef Mark Bodinet, 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 2012 OpenTable® 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.