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.
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 Monday–Friday 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
Anne Taylor Hartzell
For Willows Lodge
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).
Join Woodinville Wine Country for an evening of food, wine and music at Willows Lodge highlighting the best of Woodinville wine under $25. Guests will enjoy delicious red and white selections at an irresistible price point from over 25 wineries. Light bites will be provided and live music.
Stock up on your favorites from Woodinville wineries all under $25 at the evenings POP – Up Wine Store!
(more to come)
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Castillo de Feliciana
Cave B Estate Winery
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Convergence Zone Cellars
Eye of the Needle
Goose Ridge Estate Winery
J. Bookwalter Wines
Lauren Ashton Cellars
Michael Florentino Cellars
Robert Ramsay Cellars
Sol Stone Winery
William Church Winery
Woodhouse Wine Estates
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Place: Willows Lodge 14580 NE 145th St Woodinville, WA 98072
Price: $25 per person
Coming up this Sunday, January 29th is Weddings in Woodinville. A great event if you are planning a wedding in the area. It’s amazing to see these venues all ready for your day. In addition to the venues you can find caterers, photographers, transportation, and everything else you might need for your wedding. Get your tickets here.
List of participating venues:
Matthews Winery has sent out information on their Farm to Table Dinner Series.
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
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.
Lauren Ashten Cellars
|Restaurants / Chefs
Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen
Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen
Sumerian Brewing Co.
Woodinville Whiskey Co.
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:
Or directly via Eventbrite here:
*** A portion of the ticket sales will go to Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
“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.