Heathman Hotel Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with Hallmark Event

Nov. 13 dinner at Trellis combines the Heathmans’ top Portland and Kirkland chefs, Philippe Boulot and Brian Scheehser, with Efestē Winery


The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland is turning three, and with that milestone comes a Nov. 13 dinner featuring the cuisine of Trellis Executive Chef Brian Scheehser and James Beard Award-winning Philippe Boulot, culinary director of The Heathman Restaurant & Bar at The Heathman Hotel and Executive Chef at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, Ore. The five-course affair will bring paired Washington wines from Efestē Winery and the esteemed company of its winemaker, Brennon Leighton.

“We’re delighted to celebrate our third year in Kirkland with this special event that underscores The Heathman’s legacy of hospitality,” Les Utley said, general manager for The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland. “The combination of Brian and Philippe creating a Northwest feast will be nothing less than stellar, and the wine pairings from Efestē Winery crown this event.”

This one-of-a-kind dinner, held at Trellis restaurant at 7:30 p.m. (preceded by a 6:30 p.m. reception), is $120 plus tax and gratuity per person.

Boulot won the 2001 James Beard Award for Excellence - Best Chef of the Pacific Northwest. As one of only two French Master chefs living and cooking in the Pacific Northwest, Boulot was presented the “Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole or Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit in July 2004 by the Ambassador of France. He was also inducted into the Association des Mâitres Cuisiniers de France and the Académie Culinaire de France, two international organizations representing the best French chefs in the world.

Trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Scheehser has brought Trellis his 30 years of culinary experience, creativity, and passion for fresh, wine country-inspired cuisine. He was featured in 2008 at the famed James Beard House in New York City as part of its "Best Hotel Chefs in America" series. Scheehser is regularly acclaimed in national and regional media; in 2010, the PBS Emmy nominated “Chefs A’Field” series featured Scheehser in “The Real Chef’s Garden.”  Scheehser will incorporate fresh produce from his own 10-acre farm for the dinner.

Over its three-year reign, The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland, held in the highest esteem by its guests, has earned more than 100 soaring traveler reviews and a five-bullet approval rating on TripAdvisor.com. In comparison to its Puget Sound hotel peers reviewed on the site, its service, rooms, quality dining and full-service spa, rank it among the highest of all area hotels. The hotel has also proven itself as a leader in green practices and as a community steward with its Adopt-A-Park program at Heritage Park.

About The Heathman Hotel The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland, located at 220 Kirkland Avenue, provides guests with the ultimate in gracious service in an ambience of understated elegance and comfort. The property has garnered the AAA of Washington Four Diamond Award®, an indicator of excellence which promises travelers an unparalleled lodging experience. The Heathman Hotel features 91 classic guest rooms and suites; the 5,000-square-foot Penterra Spa, complete with a sanctuary room, individualized treatment spaces and deluxe fitness center; 2,500 square-feet of meeting and event space; and Trellis, a 90-seat wine country inspired restaurant and bar helmed by Executive Chef Brian Scheehser.  Trellis’ rustic, robust menu evolves with the seasons, often featuring items from Scheehser’s farm.  Visit http://heathmankirkland.com/ or call (425) 284-5800 / (866) 997-5475 for more information and details.