Cedarbrook Lodge, Food Lifeline and a team of local celebrity chefs raised more than $386,000 to stop hunger in Western Washington at the 3rd annual Savor: Sustaining Lives, Nourishing Hope benefit on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
“Food Lifeline is a fantastic organization and we are thrilled that Cedarbrook has become the annual home of Savor,” said Roy Breiman, culinary director of Cedarbrook Lodge. “This event is a unique opportunity for chefs from around Seattle to collaborate on one menu, all for such a rewarding cause. We are excited to see this event continue to grow year after year, as with the funds raised it brings us one step closer to ending hunger in our communities.”
The featured chefs at Savor included: Roy Breiman and Mark Bodinet of Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar; Armandino Batali of Salumi; Jason Wilson of Crush and Miller’s Guild; Thierry Rautureau of Luc and Loulay; Holly Smith of Cafe Juanita, and Bobby Moore and Matt Kelley of Barking Frog. Each chef created one course for the evening with the assistant of a guest who had bid on the opportunity to be their “sous chef.” Each course was paired with wine from Chateau Ste. Michelle.
The VIP pre-party with the chefs took place on the Copperleaf Terrace beneath tents, and featured guitarist Angelo Pizzaro with vodka tasting from local artisan distillery, Glass Vodka and wine tasting from Bergevin Lane Vineyards. Savor included Mark Wright, news anchor for KING 5 Morning News as the emcee for the third year in a row. In addition to the plated dinner, Savor featured a live auction of exclusive culinary and travel experiences. Some of the auction items included:
- · Dinner at Tom’s: Tom Douglas surprises guests by offering dinner at his house, including apperances by Thierry Rautureau and Armandino Batali.
- · Butchery Class and Dinner: Chef Wilson will provide guests with an intimate butchery class, teaching the basics of butchering lamb, at his newly opened Miller’s Guild. He will then serve up a mouth-watering three-course meal with the meat prepared from class. To top it all, guests will enjoy custom-made cocktails crafted from Miller’s Guild’s own cask-finished spirits.
- · Custom Dinner for 8 at Cafe Juanita: Chef Smith will personally prepare a specially selected and prepared with paired wines from Mark Ryan Winery. Choose to dine in Cafe Juanita’s private dining room or dine al fresco on the patio.
The evening also included a very generous match from Carl and Renee Behnke during the Raise the Paddle appeal. The Behnkes matched each gift–dollar for dollar–resulting in a Raise the Paddle total of more than $220,000 raised to help hungry people in our community.
“In a world of plenty, there is no excuse for there to be hungry people in our community. It is evenings like Savor that remind me we can create the innovative and sustainable solutions we need to stop hunger in Western Washington,” said Linda Nageotte, president and CEO of Food Lifeline.”
About Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar
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 the Washington State Wine Commission as its 2013 Best Independent Restaurant of the Year; 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.
About Food Lifeline
Food Lifeline feeds hungry people. We stock the shelves and fill the tables of 275 food banks, meal programs and shelters throughout Western Washington. The 35 million pounds of nutritious food we secure from restaurants, grocery stores, farmers and manufacturers feeds 745,000 of our hungry neighbors every year. Find out how you can be a part of ending hunger in Western Washington at www.FoodLifeline.org.