My fiancé and I went to Sutra on Valentines day for their special six-course valentines day dinner. It was the most expensive meal we've ever had, but it was so worth it! Each course was AMAZING. And everything was paired with a different drink. (Non-alcoholic for us, we're 19). The place is cozy and doesn't seat many people. The main cook gave a speech at the start that seemed very genuine and nice. They are preparing the food right there (we sat at the bar and watched them). We tried to make some conversation with them as they went. They (the cooks) seemed a bit unfriendly, but that could be because they were busy and hurrying to prepare the food. One of the cooks did tell us that most of the employees ("like pretty much all") are not vegan themselves. I'm not judging, I just thought it was interesting. Doesn't change the fact that the food is great :)
Here's what we were served:
Course #1: Marjoram Polenta Fries with Cardmom-Sundried Tomato Katsup with a Radish-Olympic Asian Pear-Toasted Sesame Seed Slaw. And to drink: Hibiscus-Lime-Rose Petal Agua Fresca.
Course #2 and #3: Urfa Biber-Fairy Squash Soup with Saffron-Coconut Cream served aside a Salad of Arugula-Shaved Fennel-Cara Cara Orange & Candied Sunflower Seed with Dill Oil. And to drink: Yuzu-Elderflower-Apricot Nectar Elixir with Tart Cherry Ice.
Course #4: Sunchoke-Corriander-Black Caviar Lentil-Smoked Abalone Mushroom with a Parsley-Paprika-Sumac Hempcream Sauce, Fried Caperberry & a Port-Black Lemon Gastrique. And to drink: Communitea Kombucha.
Course #5: Roasted Cauliflower-Preserved Lemon-Cashew Cheese-Mung Bean Crepe with Roasted Rainbow Carrot-Sauteed Chard, a Date-Pasilla Sauce and Balsamic Reduction. And to drink: Rosemary-Bilberry-Lingonberry Sparkling Elixir.
Course #6: Pecan Brittle Crusted Rose-Chocolate Torte with a Brandy-Coconut Whip. And to drink: Sutra Blend Tea (rooibos-spearming-lemongrass-licorice root-nettle).
Apparently their menu changes every time, which is awesome but also kind of depressing, cause this food was SO AMAZING, I am having dreams about it and craving it this past month now! Especially course #4. Honestly, I think that was the best thing I'd ever eaten in my life. I dream about it now :(Pros: AMAZING food, nice decor and cozy vibe
Cons: staff isn't very friendly, very expensive