Valentine's Day at Copperleaf

Copperleaf is a massively earth-friendly undertaking--a 34-seat restaurant (not counting the patio) that incorporates composting, water reclamation and an on-site farm just to see to the needs of its kitchen. If that doesn't have your sweetheart swooning, list the local gastro-crushes--Theo Chocolate, Armandino Batali of Salumi, Joe Malley from Fishing Vessel St. Jude (meaning line-caught, blast-frozen tuna), Bernie Nash of the Mad Hatcher Farm, Estrella Family Creamery, Snake River Farms and Painted Hills beef--and the top-end crew brings some serious weight to the game as well. Roy Breiman is on staff as the culinary director (ex of the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie, and one of the best hotel chefs in America, according to Bon Appetit), and in the kitchen itself will be Mark Bodinet, just back from five years as saucier at the French Laundry. Rates start at $349 for the "Valentine's Day Two Remember" package, including a five-course dinner and stay at the adjacent lodge. JASON SHEEHAN

Tue., Feb. 14, 2012

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