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    Emily Malone

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    A Look Back.



Seattle’s Sutra.

Friday night was a very special occasion, which could only be celebrated with a very special meal!  LOOK WHO IS HERE!

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Sarah (my little sister) has officially landed in Seattle for summer!  We thought it only seemed fitting to go somewhere fun and different for dinner, so we made a reservation at Sutra, a prix fixe intimate vegetarian dining experience.

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Inside there were probably only ten tables, and the kitchen was totally open – I loved being able to watch the chef’s work and plate the food.  Definitely had more than a few culinary school flashbacks!

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The atmosphere was beautiful, and I could tell we were in for a special meal.

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All the food at Sutra is prix fixe, so you don’t get to choose any of your courses.  Instead, courses are served to the whole room at once (there are two seatings per evening) and everyone eats and experiences the food together.  Menus were printed on recycled grocery bags…

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They had both wine and non-alcoholic pairing options, but I opted for a vanilla bean dry soda.  These dry sodas are all over Seatte, so I assume they are a local company – I LOVE them!  And I felt fancy drinking mine from a pretty wine glass. 

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The Chef kicked off our evening with a few words and the offering of thanks to all the local farmers who made our dinner possible.  And then the first course was served…

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Asparagus-Leek-Preserved Black Lemon Bisque served with an Arugula-Watercress-Shaved Fennel Salad with a Date Water–Rhubarb-Thyme Dressing and Candied Sunflower Seeds

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This salad was off.the.hook.  Candied sunflower seeds need to become a regular part of my life.  The soup was incredible too – I’ve never even heard of preserved black lemons!

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Course number two…

House Smoked Green Lentil-Sundried Tomato and Wild Ramp Ragout with a Swiss Chard-Avocado- Pickled Burdock Roll finished with White Sesame Seeds

This one was Casey’s favorite.  I LOVED the crispy parsnip chips on top, and the swiss chard avocado rolls!

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Course number three…

Nettle-Roasted Cauliflower-Grilled Eggplant-Cashew Cheese Curry with Basmati Rice served with Sautéed Tamari Glazed Baby Bok Choy finished with a Cherry-Molasses-Caramelized Onion- Habenero Chutney

I was a little nervous when I read the description for this one, since curry has not been sitting well with my pregnant stomach.  But just like all the rest of the courses, this one did not disappoint. 

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And last but most certainly NOT least…

Pecan-Raw Cacao Fudge with a Lemon Balm-Coconut Cream

I wished this piece was about 50 times bigger than it was.

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The food was incredible and the service was unique.  To me, Sutra was about much more than the food.  It was one of those restaurants where you would never even have to know the food was vegetarian, because it was all so delicious that the taste was all that mattered. 

The Chef told us that they change the menu there every other week or so, and I’m already looking forward to it for future special occasions.  I have lived in a lot of places in the last few years, but so far I can say with full confidence that nowhere can compete with the food in Seattle.

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Until next time!

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Pixie     at 12:56 pm

Oh how fun! I’ve never done prix fixe but am going to look for some place here in DC that does it. Your looking wonderful, I can tell being pregnant agrees with you.

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Michelle (The Runner's Plate)     at 1:09 pm

That is so awesome your sister is spending the summer with you!!

My sister and I are really close, but we live far apart, so I would love to be able to spend the summer with her.

What a sweet concept for a restaurant!

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Jessica     at 1:13 pm

I ate at Sutra a couple weeks ago with a girlfriend it was seriously amazing, your pictures make we want to go back now. Their non-alcholic drink pairings are great too.

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Stacy @ Stacy Eats     at 2:30 pm

Such a cool concept for a restaurant! Wish we had something like that in Atlanta!

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yossy     at 2:43 pm

What a cool, inventive meal, go Sutra! There is also an awesome vegetarian Thai place up the road called Jhanjay, which is right next door to a kids consignment shop that has been in business for over 20 years, Kids on 45th. Bonus!

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Lindsay     at 2:55 pm

YUM! What a cool restaurant experience!

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Christina     at 5:58 pm

What a wonderful menu! I’ve never been to a restaurant that only serves a set meal. I would probably feel like I’m eating on the show, Hell’s Kitchen, without all the yelling ;)

I love how all the courses look to be extremely healthy, they look like they cover all the good fats, protein, and of course a sweet tooth.

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Jaime     at 6:27 pm

I am going to be in Portland, OR in July. I might need to BEG my friend for a trip to Seattle just for this restaurant. Dayum.

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Gina     at 7:23 pm

TOTALLY agree with you on the food in Seattle…it’s incredible and I keep finding new places to try. Sutra sounds fabulous, I hadn’t heard of it! Also…love the Dry sodas…I like the Lavendar best (even though I’ve only had two other flavors!)

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Emily Malone Reply:

I have the lavender in my fridge but haven’t tried it yet!

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Sarah K     at 9:51 pm

That restaurant sounds amazing! And I’ve always wanted a sister, you’re so lucky.

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Amykinz @ Foodie4Healing     at 10:05 pm

YUM! I may have to take a trip to Seattle JUST to go to that restaurant! (Well, and I’d want to meet you while I was there, too!) ;)

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Jessica     at 12:59 am

I have to say I am loving that you moved to Seattle because you are showing me so many Vegetarian resturants I have never been to before :) I am already planning a date night with my hubby to go to Sutra – it looked amazing!

We went to a little hole in the wall called “In the Bowl” the other week. Check it out if you can – it was delicious. We are on the East side so dont venture into Seattle too often. Also did you know there is a Menchies in Queen Anne? We are a little slow on the frozen yogurt trend here but a couple are finally popping up.

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Emily Malone Reply:

There is a frozen yogurt place opening in Fremont this summer too!

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