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Woodmark Hotel's bin on the lake Debuts New Menu Concept

Kirkland, Wash. Restaurant Introduces New Approachable and Inspired Menu

Kirkland, Wash. – (January 24, 2013) – The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, located on the shores of Lake Washington on Carillon Point 15 minutes east of Seattle and the only Seattle-area lakefront lodging, is pleased to announce the launch of a new menu concept at its award-winning restaurant bin on the lake. The new menu, developed by Chef de Cuisine Dylan Giordan, provides guests with an innovative and inspired twist on bin on the lake's dining experience.

The new bin on the lake menu 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.

A chef with a passion for pure ingredients, Chef Dylan Giordan has developed “A study of…” program designed to explore each element of food.  Periodically, a new ingredient will be highlighted on the menu – from pork to cheese to lamb to salt – with specially created menu items that demonstrate the versatility of fresh ingredients and proteins. This distinctive exploration, along with bin on the lake’s use of freshly prepared honey from the Woodmark’s own “Bees on the Lake” program, inspired the restaurant’s new menu and further enhances the guests’ culinary experience.

“I am so excited to be able to showcase my passion for great food and introduce the “Study Of” where I take guests on a culinary tour of pure ingredients”, said Giordan, Chef de Cuisine at bin on the lake. “The Pacific Northwest if full of amazing natural foods and artisans. The new bin on the lake menu highlights the best of what the region has to offer, with a Mediterranean twist.”

Named Chef de Cuisine of bin on the lake in January 2012, Chef Dylan Giordan calls upon his Mediterranean background, his experience in some of the city's most esteemed restaurants and his passion for Northwest flavors and the region's stunning raw ingredients to create the redefined dining experience at bin on the lake. Giordan’s affinity for local artisans and farmers and the seasonality of ingredients began early in his career. Before joining bin on the lake, Giordan served as executive chef at Seattle’s Italian and Mediterranean sister restaurants Serafina Enoteca and Osteria and Cicchetti Kitchen and Bar. He began his decade-long tenure at Serafina as a sous chef in 2001, before being promoted to chef de cuisine, and eventually executive chef of both restaurants, once Cicchetti opened in 2009. His expertly crafted, yet understated food and culinary passion creates a whimsical and authentic bin on the lake menu.

The wine program at the restaurant pulls heavily from esteemed, local vintners to produce artfully crafted pairings and flights. With the largest Enomatic system on the West Coast, bin on the lake is known for its exceptional wine list, with a primary focus on regional wines. The restaurant hosts regular dinners with local winemakers and makes the tasting process accessible for guests with one, three, and six ounce pours. This unique offering allows a taste of wines that are normally only available by the bottle. Talented and experienced staff are on hand to guide guests through the dining experience and compliment the cuisine of Giordan. Like its menu items, bin on the lake features its own honey in its expertly prepared cocktails.

The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa provides incredible views of Seattle and the Olympic Mountains as well as luxury accommodations.  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


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.

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.

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