In celebration of Eastern Washington heirloom tomatoes, Cedarbrook Lodge will host the second annual TomatoFare West, featuring cuisine from local chefs, sips from local wineries and breweries, and live musical entertainment on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1 to 5 p.m.

TomatoFare is a one-day festival showcasing the abundant harvest of heirloom tomatoes in the Pacific Northwest.  Attendees will have the opportunity to taste culinary creations from local chefs including Mark Bodinet of Copperleaf Restaurant in Seattle, Johnathan Sundstrom of Lark in Seattle, Bobby Moore of Barking Frog in Woodinville, Wash., and Nick Yanes of H5O bistro & bar in Portland, Ore., among others.

“The popularity of heirloom tomatoes with chefs and consumers has increased dramatically in the last couple of years,” said Roy Breiman, culinary director of Cedarbrook Lodge.  “We received great feedback from those who attended last year’s TomatoFare West and this year’s event is going to be even better.”

In addition to the heirloom tomato-inspired dishes from the chefs, sample tastings from local wineries and microbreweries will be available for guests to enjoy while listening to the live musical entertainment.

Advance tickets 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’ Select™ 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 Rewards™, 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 Rewards™, 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

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