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by idioteque

Review: After reading a piece written about Sutra on Happycow, it was a definite must go for me on my recent trip to Seattle. First off, this place is listed as a vegetarian restaurant, but one of the workers assured me it was all vegan when he called to confirm my reservation. Just a warning, I had trouble finding parking, but it may not have been a problem if I went a little earlier. The restaurant is a nice small place, so seating is limited and promptly at 7:00. Now don't let the price scare you, I assure you, it is definitely worth it. It is a set menu, but if you made a reservation, one of the workers at Sutra will call to confirm the reservation and ask about any food allergies or dietary restrictions you may have. Each course, there were four of them, was excellent. I sat at the bar and had the pleasure of watching the chef prepare the dishes. He can really cook, so you won't find any faux-meats there, not that there's anything wrong with faux-meats. The chef was very friendly and let me and the others at the bar try an exotic ingredient he used in one of the dishes. The main course was lasagna, which featured house made cashew cheese and spelt noodle. It was atop a porcini-tarragon demi-glaze. And I kid you not, it left me speechless. Everything from the leafy greens to the sauces were great. If it was socially acceptable, I would have licked all my plates clean. You might not be as fortunate as I was to have such a dinner because the menu changes, but I'm sure whatever you'll have on your visit will be excellent. One more thing, don't really know if there's a dress code, but everyone was well dressed. Made me feel awkward in my jeans and short-sleeve shirt. Nobody said anything, but when you go to Sutra, you might want to put on your nice clothes.

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