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Woodmark Hotel's Beach Café Introduces New Menu

Kirkland, Wash. Lakefront Restaurant Offers Coastal and Inland Favorites

Kirkland, Wash. – (February 28, 2013) – The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, located on the shores of Lake Washington on Carillon Point 15 minutes east of Seattle, is pleased to announce new spring menus at its Beach Café restaurant. The new menus, developed by Chef de Cuisine Matthew Steffen, provide guests with fresh, local flavors and an updated take on classic favorites.

“I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate unexpected flavors in favorite dishes to keep our guests coming back for more,” said Chef de Cuisine Matthew Steffen. “The new menus offer a great mix of seafood dishes, vegetarian options and something for the meat-lovers, all with a fresh twist.”

Featuring new menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, Beach Café offers a casual eatery for a bite on the waterfront. Guests are invited to start their day with new breakfast favorites, including Grilled Ham Benedict with two poached eggs on an English muffin with griddled ham and citrus hollandaise; Coconut Yogurt Parfait with pineapple-ginger drizzle, fresh tropical fruit and macadamia nut crunch; and Belgian-Style Waffle with citrus ricotta and huckleberry syrup. For brunch, Beach Café offers new options including Coconut Corn Soup with flavors of lemon, ginger, corn, crab and cilantro; Kalua Burger with beef, smoky pulled pork, lettuce, griddled Maui onion, American cheese, sweet pepper aioli with a choice of fries; and Citrus Poached Shrimp Salad with mixed greens, orange and chile vinaigrette, ceviche-style vegetables, pomegranate, crumbled queso fresco and shrimp.

Lunch and  dinner menus feature coastal and inland offerings including Callaloo Soup, a kale and coconut-based soup with pulled chicken and lemon with hints of nutmeg; Lump Crab Salad with fresh romaine and cucumber-avocado dressing, topped with grilled zucchini, red quinoa, artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes; Spiced and Braised Lamb Tacos wrapped in flour and corn tortillas, covered with a spiced demi, roasted corn salsa with pickled onion, chimichurri sauce, queso fresco and chips and salsa; and Poached Mahi in Banana Leaf, poached in coconut broth, served over basil rice and topped with chilies, butternut squash and cucumbers.

Designed by Chef de Cuisine Matthew Steffen, the new Beach Café menu showcases his love of farm fresh flavors. Inspired by local Northwest farmers markets, Steffen has spent time in some of the most exclusive resorts in the Arizona area, including The Grill at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Flying V Bar and Grill at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson and the Grill at the Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa in Litchfield. His expertly crafted, farmers’ market-inspired cuisine earned him top honors in the “Desert Diamond Casino Chili Cook-off.”

With a comfortable and inviting dining room and four additional alternative seating areas – the patio, Beach Bar, Living Room and Fire Pit – Beach Café offers a picturesque waterfront dining setting. Beach Café also offers happy hour twice daily at Beach Bar from 4 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close.

In addition to Beach Café, The Woodmark Hotel is also home to bin on the lake, which recently launched a new menu concept that highlights locally-sourced ingredients that capture the bright, seasonal tastes of the Northwest with a Mediterranean influence. Comfortably designed to offer exceptional water views from every angle and a coveted outdoor patio, bin on the lake serves approachable cuisine in a relaxed, yet stylish setting.

The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa provides incredible views of Seattle and the Olympic Mountains, as well as luxury accommodations, and is the only Seattle-area lakefront lodging.  The property features 79 expertly crafted guestrooms and 21 luxurious suites, rejuvenating medi-spa treatments at Northwest Face Spa and delectable Northwest fare at two on-property lakeside dining venues – bin on the lake and Beach Café.  The Woodmark also offers wedding, meeting and banquet space in addition to a variety of activities including paddle board, kayak rentals and a private boat for guests. For more information about the Woodmark please call 425-822-3700 or visit www.thewoodmark.com.

 

About The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa:

The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa is the only hotel on the picturesque shores of Lake Washington. Personal and comfortable, the Woodmark features 100 rooms, including 21 suites, most with views of the lake, and all with luxury amenities. The Woodmark is the ideal in-town retreat only minutes from downtown Bellevue and other Eastside destinations. It offers a full-service spa, two exceptional restaurants, distinctive event spaces and an intimate, residential, waterside ambiance.  Most importantly, Woodmark people are warm and genuine, anticipating guests’ every need. Popular for corporate events, weddings and important family occasions, the Woodmark is ultimately a place where everyone feels at home, and home is a relaxing and rejuvenating place set apart by the water. www.thewoodmark.com

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,600 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.

For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com

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Richmond Public Relations / (206) 682-6979
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