Barking Frog: Renovation Planned Early 2018

BARKING FROG KITCHEN RENOVATION SET TO SUPPORT 17 YEARS OF EXPANSIVE GROWTH

Barking Frog house kitchen to get an extensive remodel to keep pace with guest demand

 

Woodinville, Wash (December 6, 2017) – After more than seventeen years, the Barking Frog restaurant at Willows Lodge is set to undergo an extensive kitchen remodel in January 2018 to better serve the growing needs of culinary and hotel guests. The restaurant will close on January 2, 2018, and plans to reopen on February 6th, 2018. During the Barking Frog closure, Willow Lodge will be serving a limited menu in Fireside Lounge for breakfast/brunch, lunch, and dinner and the Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen food truck will be parked onsite, serving hotel guests and visitors a fun, mixed menu on weekends.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in our food and beverage demands over the last 17 years at Barking Frog and Willows Lodge,” said Denny Fitzpatrick, General Manager, Willows Lodge. “It is our goal to continue to offer an excellent guest experience and we’re excited to reveal a more modern and efficient kitchen to meet the rapidly growing culinary needs of our valued guests in 2018.”

Willows Lodge will continue to offer Happier Hour daily from 4-6pm in Fireside Lounge. In addition, hotel guests will still have access to a limited room service menu for in-room dining. On Saturday and Sunday, the Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen (BFMK) food truck will be parked out front of the hotel serving brunch items such as warm Beignets, Chorizo Burritos, and Grand Mariner Prawns from 9am-2pm. 

Executive Chef Bobby Moore will be overseeing the Barking Frog renovation. Both Chef Bobby and Chef de Cuisine, Chris Smith, will continue to manage operations at Fireside and BFMK during the renovation, as well share behind the scenes of the remodel in January on social media. 

“We are taking the Barking Frog back of the house to a whole new level and I could not be more excited for the big reveal in February 2018,” said Barking Frog Executive Chef Bobby Moore. “This new work space will allow us to continue to innovate and bring guests the best culinary experience.” 

During the kitchen remodel, the banquette along the windows will get a new, updated look to go along with the remainder of the interior which was redecorated in the past year. An expanded pass shelf and kitchen entry will provide a more open experience for guests to get closer to the action in the kitchen. 

Be sure to follow @BarkingFrogWoodinville and @WillowslodgeWA on Instagram for behind the scenes photos of the renovation, as well as Chef Bobby and Chef Chris around town.  

 

January 2018 Willows Lodge Fireside Lounge Modified Service Schedule

During the Barking Frog closure, Willows Lodge guests will have access to daily food and beverage service in Fireside Lounge:

·       Breakfast: Continental buffet breakfast in Fireside MondayFriday 7am-11am and Saturday/Sunday 7am-12pm ($20 per person).

·      Lunch and Dinner will be served daily on a first-come-first-served (no reservations) in Fireside Lounge. Lunch service from 11:00am-3pm, with a condensed menu including items such as Dungeness Crab Cobb Salad, and Tillamook White Cheddar Cheese Mac and Cheese. Dinner service is from Monday-Sunday 3pm-10pm and will include items such as Braised Lamb Shank Tacos, Beef Tenderloin and Seared Scallops and more. A full modified menu is available upon request and will be available on the hotel website.

·       Fireside Entertainment: Acoustic music and guest musicians on Friday and Saturday only

·       Happier Hour: Daily in Fireside Lounge from 4-6pm

·       Guests may also make reservations at The Herbfarm on property and open Thursdays-Sundays.

 

Be one of the first guests to dine in the newly renovated Barking Frog in 2018. Make your February 2018 reservation on Open Table or by calling 425-424-2999.

 

There is still time to countdown and celebrate the New Year with Chef Bobby and team. Check out all of the great holiday and New Year’s Eve plans and hotel packages at WillowsLodge.com.

 

About Willows Lodge

Willows Lodge, a Northwest style lodge located in Woodinville Wine Country just outside of Seattle, features 84 luxury guestrooms, a full-service spa and high-tech equipped meeting space.  Executive Chef Bobby Moore’s American regional cuisine at Barking Frog reflects the seasonal and organic produce found in Puget Sound, and is artfully paired with an extensive list of Washington wines.  Willows Lodge also boasts Fireside Lounge, offering a casual and sophisticated atmosphere tucked away in the lobby with an outdoor patio overlooking the expansive surrounding landscape.  www.willowslodge.com

 

Contact:

 

Rhanda Rosselot
Marketing Manager
rhanda.rosselot@willowslodge.com
(425) 424-2966

 


Anne Taylor Hartzell

For Willows Lodge

anne@hiptravelmedia.com

(206) 850-6501

Third Annual Experience Woodinville: Hosted by Willows Lodge

 A great event, Experience Woodinville, from Willows Lodge is coming up on July 9th.

July 9 is the third annual Experience Woodinville wine, craft beer, cider and spirits festival and chef competition. Kick-off the summer season by joining us for an evening of fun showcasing all things Woodinville.  From the outstanding wineries, craft breweries, cideries, distilleries and restaurants, this lively evening brings together the best of Woodinville Wine Country.

You can purchase your tickets here.

This year’s event will help benefit Ben’s Fund.  Ben’s Fund is helping children with autism reach their full potential. 

The Ben’s Fund mission is to provide grant opportunities to families across Washington state who need financial assistance with requests related specifically to their child’s autism spectrum disorder treatments.

Ben’s Fund was launched in 2012 by Seahawks Executive Vice President & General Manager, John Schneider and wife Traci in honor of their son Ben, who was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old.

This year we have an outstanding panel of celebrity judges including:

  • John & Traci Schneider (Seahawks Executive VP/ General Manager),
  • Damon & Julie Huard (former NFL/UW quarterback)
  • Thierry Rautureau (“The Chef in the Hat” and owner of Luc and Loulay restaurants).

Matthews Winery: Farm to Table Dinner Series

Matthews Winery has sent out information on their Farm to Table Dinner Series.

Announcing the Matthews Farm-to-Table Dinner Series

Matthews Winery and Creekside Farm are excited to invite you to this season’s 2016 Farm-to-Table Dinner Series.

As many of you may have read, we’ve recently started a vegetable and flower farm on our property in Woodinville, called Creekside Farm. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve lined up three incredible chefs to cook a seasonal meal in our newly renovated tasting room and event space.

Each dinner will feature a local chef from some of the most renowned restaurants in the Puget Sound region using produce from our very own Creekside Farm. All dinners begin at 6pm, and will include a farm tour with passed appetizers, a multi-course family-style meal and several wine pairings with all the courses. Price: $95/person plus tax and each dinner is limited to only 40 people per evening.

Tickets for the dinners are now available! As a Matthews Mailing List member, you now have access to purchase tickets to any of these evenings. The remaining tickets will be made available beginning on Thursday morning to the general public members on a first-come, first-served basis.  For each dinner, you may purchase up to 4 tickets.

For chef information, dates, ticket links, see below:

August 18th – Chef JJ Proville of L’Oursin(opening Fall 2016)

To say we are excited about L’oursin’s launch this coming Fall in Seattle is an understatement. As one of the founding members of Creekside Farm, JJ is known for cooking with a delicate hand, always working with seasonal ingredients using a unique spin on classical French cooking techniques. This meal is sure to set the bar for the rest of the evenings to come.

Click here to get tickets: (Ticket link)

Matthews Winery: Farm to Table Dinner Series
September 22nd – Chef Logan Cox of Sitka & Spruce

Logan only had one requirement: “I want to cook the entire meal over an open flame.”, he said. And what Logan wants, Logan gets. As head of one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle, we’re excited to see what he will do with all the fresh September produce coming from the farm. Now, we need to get back to building our fire pit for him to cook over.

Click here to get tickets: (Ticket link)

Matthews Winery: Farm to Table Dinner Series
October 13th – Chefs Bobby Moore & Chris Smith of Barking Frog

Barking Frog is the closest restaurant to Creekside Farm, and Bobby Moore has been intimately involved this year, sourcing produce for use in his Woodinville restaurant. We’re excited to have him out of the restaurant and cooking for us during this intimate evening.

Click here to get tickets: (Ticket link)

We are honored to have such incredible chefs to collaborate with on these dinners. Space is limited at each one of these dinners, and all ticket sales are first come, first served. We look forward to seeing you at one of them!

Questions? Contact Hannah Hawkins, Guests & Events Manager, at Matthews Winery at 425.487.9810 or hannah@matthewswinery.com

Celerate Woodinville: Summer Concert Series

Great Line-Up for First Concert in the Park – Wednesday, July 20th

Woodinville, WA – July 7, 2016. Celebrate Woodinville is pleased to announce the line-up for this summer’s first concert on Wednesday, July 20th at Wilmot Gateway Park. Grab your friends, neighbors, and chairs and come on down to this free community event where you can listen to music, sip local wines and beers, and enjoy tasty bites from local restaurants and food trucks.

Live Music | 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Chris Anderson

Chris hasn’t always been an “old soul” when it comes to his musical interests, but once he started looking through his grandfather’s old records, everything changed. His repertoire ranges from Jazz Standards to Motown to Traditional Pop.

Wine & Beer Garden | 5:30 to 8:00 PM

Bring your own glass, and enjoy wines poured by premiere Woodinville Wine Country wineries, and craft beers from local breweries. Guests must be 21 to purchase wine and beer, and ID is required.

Wineries and breweries pouring July 20th:

 Armstrong Family Winery

 Aspenwood Cellars

 Castillo de Feliciana

 DiStefano Winery

 Fish Brewing

 Patterson Cellars

 Sol Stone  Sumerian Brewing Co.

 Triplehorn Brewing Co.

Local Restaurants & Food Trucks | 5:30 to 8:00 PM

Pack a picnic or sample an array of sweet and savory menu options from these local restaurants and food trucks:

 Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen

 Crafted

 Gobble

 La Riviera Maya Food Truck

 Moonie Icy Tunes

 Nothing Bundt Cakes

 Pompeii Woodfired Pizza

 T N T Treats & More

 The Pizza Coop & Ale House

Follow us on Facebook and visit www.celebratewoodinville.com for more information.

We sincerely thank our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors: EvergreenHealth, Woodinville Weekly

Gold Sponsors: BECU, Fairwinds-Brittany Park, Farmers Insurance Stacey Scott Agency, The Tania

McLaughlin Agency LLC of American Family Insurance, Timberlake Church, UW Medicine, Windermere Real Estate Woodinville

Silver Sponsors: Banner Bank, Conover Insurance, Harborstone Credit Union, McLendon Hardware, Photography by Carol Hook, purple | The Commons, Skymania Trampolines, Waste Management, Westhill Inc.

Friends of Celebrate Woodinville: University of Washington, Bothell

About Celebrate Woodinville

Celebrate Woodinville is presented by the Greater Woodinville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Woodinville, Woodinville Wine Country, and the Northshore YMCA. The mission of Celebrate Woodinville is to bring Woodinville residents together for family-oriented events, encourage a sense of community, and promote Woodinville’s wineries, breweries, cideries, local businesses, agriculture, and unique character to visitors from throughout the Puget Sound Region.

SPA Bash: Willows Lodge

I just heard that tickets have gone on sale for the SPA BASH at Willows Lodge on Thursday, July 28th from 4-7pm.  It sells out fast so get your tickets here. Details below.

Dress to impress in your crisp summer whites at this season’s WHITE PARTY. Grab your BFF’s for an evening filled with mini spa treatments, spa demos, tons of raffle prizes, a photo booth, swag bags, food & wine and more!

Meet the representatives from Intraceuticals, Decleor, Carita, Glo Minerals, Coola and our newest organic line – Eminence.  Get a mini oxygen facial by Intraceuticals. A hand and foot scrub by Eminence and a soothing chair massage.

Enjoy a glass of wine paired with food bites from the Barking Frog.

As a special bonus, you’ll receive 10% off any treatments booked through September 30, 2016 at the event as well as 10% off any products purchased during the event.

$30.00 per person

Cancellation policy – 72 hours in advance


Winemaker, Brewer, & Distiller Triathlon: July 13th

You’re invited to Woodinville’s Winemaker, Brewer and Distiller Triathlon on Wednesday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m. Come watch Washington’s best booze-makers suit up and make a splash at Wilmot Gateway Park—all for a good cause!

Over 300 participants—including John Bigelow of JM Cellars, Darren Devoigne of DeVoigne Cellars and John Patterson of Patterson Cellars and more—will run (3.24 miles), bike (6.72 miles) and the kayak (.5 miles) to raise money for The Goodtimes Project, an organization dedicated to creating lifelong memories for children with cancer.

Sample some of Washington’s finest wine, beer and spirits, while these makers go head to head. Enjoy eats from the Barking Frog food truck and tunes by Kalimba: The Spirit of Earth, Wind and Fire.

Willows Lodge: 2nd Annual Experience Woodinville

WILLOWS LODGE HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL “EXPERIENCE WOODINVILLE” FOOD, WINE, BEER & SPIRITS FESTIVAL

In nod to Iron Vintner Challenge, portion of proceeds to benefit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

WHAT: Second annual Experience Woodinville, a relaxed, early evening showcase of all that Woodinville Wine Country has to offer with stations hosted by its wineries, distilleries, breweries and food and craft artisans.

WHO: Select Woodinville’s wineries, breweries, distillers, and restaurants.

Wineries

Avennia

Baer Winery

Chateau Ste. Michelle

DeLille Cellars

EFESTE

Lauren Ashten Cellars

Longshadows Vintners

Matthews Winery/TENOR

Novelty Hill/Januik

Obelisco Estate

Patterson Cellars

Sparkman Cellars

Restaurants / Chefs

Barking Frog

Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen

Elemental

Hollywood Tavern

Novelty Hill/Januik

Purple Cafe

Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen

Other

Sumerian Brewing Co.

Woodinville Whiskey Co.

Visit Woodinville

WHEN: Sunday, June 26, 2016

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Willows Lodge

14580 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072

TICKETS:    $75, includes 8 tastes and one food item per station, one commemorative wine glass and an evening of live music.

Tickets may be purchased via the event page here:

http://www.willowslodge.com/woodinville_restaurants/Experience_Woodinville

Or directly via Eventbrite here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/experience-woodinville-tickets-24516712146

*** A portion of the ticket sales will go to Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

DETAILS:

Experience Woodinville” will be held on the beautiful grounds of Willows Lodge on Sunday, June 26 from 5 – 9 p.m. It will be a relaxed, early evening showcase of all that Woodinville Wine Country has to offer with stations hosted by many of its wineries, restaurants, distilleries, breweries and food and craft artisans.  New this year will be a Beer Garden near the Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen food truck. Live music will be provided by New Age Flamenco.

As a tribute to the popular Iron Vintner Challenge, which took place at Willows for five consecutive years and raised close to $200,000 for Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, the event will feature “quick fire” cooking challenges, hosted by Barking Frog Chef Bobby Moore, in which local winemakers and their assigned chef partners duke it out in front of a panel of celebrity/foodie judges.

Confirmed celebrity judges are Seahawks GM John Schneider and wife Traci, as well as Damon Huard and wife Julie.  Also participating will be former Mariner John Olerud and wife Kelly (who are also Little Bit parents).

The ticket cost for Experience Woodinville is $75 per person and includes 8 tastes and food bites at each station, as well as a commemorative wine glass and an evening of live music.  A portion of the ticket sales and the proceeds of a Silent Auction during the event will go to Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Kirsten Andresen

Willows Lodge

206-427-5482 direct

kandresen@usa-bhi.com