SeaTac establishment named state's top independent restaurant

Press release:

Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar in SeaTac was awarded “Best Independent Restaurant of the Year” by the Washington State Wine Commission’s annual Washington State Wine Awards on Monday, Jan.14.

The restaurant is located at 18525 36th Ave. S.

The award recognizes Copperleaf for its commitment to sourcing and promoting local artisans, farmers and purveyors in the restaurant, as well as for its wine philosophy, wine lists, promotional activities, service, staff training and merchandising.

Northwest varietals represent more than 85 percent of the 52-seat farm-to-table restaurant’s wine list, including many boutique Washington state labels such as Chatter Creek (Woodinville, Wash.); Covington Cellars (Woodinville, Wash.); Tranche Cellars (Walla Walla, Wash.); Tru Cellars (Walla Walla, Wash.); Syncline Wines (Lyle, Wash.); Abeja Winery (Walla Walla, Wash.); Saviah Cellars (Walla Walla, Wash.); Snoqualmie Vineyards (Prosser, Wash.) and more. Additionally, 44 percent of Copperleaf’s glass pours and 22 percent of its bottles are bio-dynamic, organic and/or sustainably produced.

“Copperleaf is a huge supporter of the exceptional products made here in Washington,” said Roy Breiman, culinary director at Cedarbrook Lodge and Copperleaf Restaurant. “This award means a lot to us and represents what Copperleaf is all about—providing our guests with the best local and sustainable cuisine with a commitment to source from our many local farmers, artisans and winemakers.”

Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar, located inside Cedarbrook Lodge, opened in 2010 and is led by Culinary Director Roy Breiman and Executive Chef Mark Bodinet. The restaurant offers quintessentially Northwest cuisine for lunch, dinner and happy hour, and sources a majority of its ingredients from within 100 miles of the restaurant, including a variety of vegetables, mushrooms and garnishes from its onsite Chef’s Garden.

For more information about Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar, including hours, menus and upcoming events, visit http://www.copperleafrestaurant.com or call 206-214-4282.

The Washington State Wine Awards were held on Monday, January 14th at McCaw Hall in downtown Seattle. The event showcased exemplary retailers, tourism professionals and distributors for the first time, along with restaurants. Winners were selected from more than 100 nominations and were chosen for their impressive menus, innovative educational programs and marketing efforts, and commitment to excellent service. For more information, visit http://www.washingtonwine.org.

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