oceancrestresort.com http://www.oceancrestresort.com Ocean Shores Hotels | Ocean Crest Resort | Moclips WA Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:51:22 +0000 en-EN hourly 1 There’s No Place Like Chocolate http://www.oceancrestresort.com/theres-no-place-like-chocolate/ http://www.oceancrestresort.com/theres-no-place-like-chocolate/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:33:10 +0000 http://www.oceancrestresort.com/?p=377 We had a great time at The 8th Annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival!  The weather was great and the food was fantastic.  We also had a terrific time serving our guests again at our Wine and Chocolate Pairing Party.

What could be better than 3 days and 10 Miles of Chocolate?  Winning 4 Awards!

1st Place Professional Savory for Chocolate Braised Pork Cheeks with Chocolate Pappardelle, Chocolate Cherry Sauce and Pecorino Romano

1st Place Professional Dessert for White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Pineapple Upside Everywhere Crumble

Battle of the Bean Best Hot Beverage Award for our Minty Mocha Madness

Chocoholic Award Best Chocolate Entree for Raspberry Truffle Pancakes

After being absent from the competition due to the restaurant fire of 2011, it was a pleasure to finally participate again.

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Ocean Shores Hotels Cannot Compete With This http://www.oceancrestresort.com/ocean-shores-hotels-cannot-compete-with-this/ http://www.oceancrestresort.com/ocean-shores-hotels-cannot-compete-with-this/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:15:25 +0000 http://www.oceancrestresort.com/?p=362 20150217_091019_Richtone(HDR)

It is another beautiful morning here at Ocean Crest Resort, the sun is shining and the waves are crashing on our wide, secluded beach. The sky is blue and clear. Can you believe this is February?

Where else can you find a view like this?  Certainly not at any Ocean Shores hotels…  There is no other resort on the Washington Coast that sits on a 120′ bluff, nestled in the trees.


With this kind of weather it is hard to remember all of the rain and flooding we had recently.  We’ll take all of these nice days that we can get.

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post to update everybody about the happenings at the Ocean Crest Resort, so this one is long overdue!

First I guess We should talk about the BIG news from the last twelve months, our new restaurant opened on July 11th, 2014.


Okay, so that is not the restaurant, but it is the new sign…

It was crazy to open a restaurant in the middle of Summer, but after Three Years and Three Weeks we couldn’t wait another day.  We felt so blessed to have so many friends, new and old, welcome us back to the culinary scene.  We know that things were a little disorganized while we were learning our new building with new staff, and we thank you for your patience.  When it comes down to it, we couldn’t have done it without you.

In September we filmed an Impossible Hotel show that airs on The Channel about Travel (neither of which we are allowed to say the names of without expressed written consent by the media companies, I wonder why…).  That show aired in December, and some of it might have even been true.  The airing of the show introduced our property to many new people all over the country, and for that we are grateful.

Moving toward more current times, I, Jess Owen, am the new General Manager at Ocean Crest Resort.  I look forward to everything that the future holds, talking to our guests, and carrying on the family legacy.

Unfortunately our Executive Chef, Coty MacDonald, will be leaving us at the end of the month to pursue opportunities in the big city of Portland.  With Coty’s exit, I will be more hands on in the kitchen again.  Yes, The Culinary Madman is BACK!  And what amazing delights does The Culinary Madman have in store for you?!?!?  How about this little number?


This is the Monte Cresto Sandwich… Citrus Vanilla French Toast encompassing Cheddar Cheese, Black Forest Ham, House Smoked Turkey Breast, and House Smoked Salmon, Dusted in Powdered Sugar, and served with Raspberry Freezer Jam!  WHAT!?!?!!?   The Culinary Madman’s Monte Cresto is a Superdelicious Symphony of Sweet and Savory that you will not be able to stop thinking about.

I know what you’re thinking “Super Delicious isn’t one word.”  Well… it is now!

The Monte Cresto Sandwich is not on the menu yet, but it will be soon along with The Culinary Madman’s Dungeness Crab Pancakes!

We hope to see you again soon.

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Hightower Wine Maker Dinner http://www.oceancrestresort.com/hightower-wine-maker-dinner/ http://www.oceancrestresort.com/hightower-wine-maker-dinner/#comments Sun, 18 Jan 2015 03:50:25 +0000 http://www.oceancrestresort.com/?p=339 Ocean Crest Resort is proud to host Hightower Cellars for our next Wine Maker Dinner on February 6th, 2015.  Hightower Cellars is a magnificent winery, started in 1997 in Woodinville Washington.  5 years later, the proprietors Tim and Kelly moved their operations to Benton City, home of the Red Mountain appellation.

Just yesterday I laid eyes on the menu that Executive Chef Coty MacDonald has planned for the event, and it looks delicious.   What would you pair with a 2013 Murray Rose?  How about some Butter Poached Lobster?  Here is Chef Coty’s complete menu for the event.


Course 1
Murray Rose 2013

Butter Poached Lobster, Lobster Emulsion, Fresh and Wilted Lettuces

Course 2
Murray Syrah 2012

Beet Cured Sous Vide Salmon, Salmon Roe, Buttermilk Gel, Black Berry, Smoked Salt

Course 3
Out of Line Red Wine 2012

Grilled Rib Eye Cap, Nasturtium, Pickled Beet, Smoked Oyster, Beet Coulis

Course 4
Pepper Bridge Vineyard Merlot 2012

Seared Duck Breast, Caramelize Parsnip Puree,  Pickled Parsnip, Foie Gras

Course 5
Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Brown Butter Cake, Honey Foam, Hazelnut Meringue, Praline

This winemaker dinner is a ticketed event and the cost is only $125 per person, which includes tax.  For information about purchasing tickets, please go to our Events website http://events.oceancrestresort.com/hightower-wine-maker-dinner/ .

See you there!


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