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A meal at Sutra Vegetarian Cuisine is more than a means of consuming calories: it’s a delightful culinary adventure on Vegetarian Island. Diners eat the four-course, pre-set meal at the same time (7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays). This creates a communal atmosphere for an unforgettable dining experience and the perfect opportunity to make new friends.
Sutra boasts a drool-inducing rotating menu to ensure each meal takes advantage of the freshest, seasonal vegetarian ingredients. Current offerings include chioggia and yellow beets, sea bean, cucumber, heirloom baby lettuce salad with a lemon ginger hempseed dressing as a second course and a flaming furry peach torte with a pecan fig crust and vanilla bean, nutmeg, and coconut ice cream for dessert. (See the current menu here.)
This culinary mindset falls in line with the restaurant’s commitment to sustainability and leaving the smallest carbon footprint possible. Notice Sutra’s eco-friendly painted interior, beachwood bar, and even organic hand-sewn cloth napkins.
Critics can’t get enough of Sutra’s sustainable feasts: > * This is no crunchy granola, hippiefied fare. Sutra is doing some of the most original, sophisticated food in Seattle, period. – Leslie Kelly, Seattlepi.com > * On the outside, Colin’s dishes are beautifully presented, wildly eclectic (picking up influences from Japan to India), and utterly scrumptious; on the inside, the chef selects and pairs ingredients to “work with the body” and promote health from the inside out. – Heather Sperling with Antoinette Bruno, StarChefs.com
Sutra has Yelpers cooing with a whopping 4.5 stars: > * Colin and team really love their produce, and aren’t afraid to let it show. The food was always in the spotlight: fantastic flavors that worked your palate and bent your mind. – Jeff W. > * The owners/cooks/servers are exceptionally talented and extremely gracious. Eating at Sutra is a feel-good experience, all the way around. – Terrell M.
Post-Meal Conversation Suggestions
Dining at Sutra gives you the perfect opportunity to strike up conversation with strangers because you’re guaranteed to have something in common (Sutra’s delicious four-course meal). The difficult part is transitioning to non-food-related topics. Here are some example conversation tidbits you can use to smoothly shift gears:
- “You’re right, that zucchini was fantastic. Say, do you know how the Orcs first came into being? They were elves once, taken by the dark powers, tortured and mutilated. A ruined and terrible form of life. Now… perfected.”
- “The chefs paid amazing attention to detail, which reminds me, this evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves. We do not have the strength to withstand both Mordor and Isengard. Gandalf, the Ring cannot stay here. This evil belongs to all of Middle-Earth. They must decide now how to end it. The time of the Elves is over, my people are leaving these shores. Who will you look to when we’ve gone? The Dwarves? They toil away in caverns, seeking riches. They care nothing for the troubles of others.”
- “Boy oh boy. Sutra. Wow. I never had a meal like that before. Yowzers. Four courses. Yeesh ash nazg durbatulúk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.”