Sutra has served its last vegan prix fixe experience, vacating their building in advance of the development project that’s slated for that corner of 45th and Interlake. As Eric mentioned a few weeks ago, two of the owners have started Harvest Beat at the Wallingford Farmers Market, but we got word from Amber and Colin, the other two, on their next move:
We’ve landed in Leavenworth, WA. Our first few days in our new home town were the most beautiful, soft, and graceful we could imagine.
Then, BOOM! Initiation time. […] We had our own personal wildfire burning through some of the places that we couldn’t see what we needed to see. It was a challenging start.
Then, the smoke cleared a bit. Possible solutions revealed themselves. And wouldn’t you know it, the most beautiful solution was deep beneath the brush and smoke. The one we never would have considered if the wildfire hadn’t come blazing our way. […]
Along the way, there was a call to be still and listen. Each time we did so, we heard the call to first go in and nourish the Source with silence. What arose was a strong pulse to trust that the beautiful community connections would continue to flourish and next, was the call to create something new, something so fresh that feeds our creative source (and will hopefully do the same for you at some point) and something that could be an offering to the elements and sacred energies that support us on the path.
So, here it is!!!
We’re in the early-ish stages of creating Mana Restaurant!
Mana will host a super elegant, earthy dining experience of 7-10 courses, paired with sustainable wines or wild-crafted non-alcoholic elixirs and tonics. We’ve taken what we’ve learned in our time at Sutra and 45 years combined restaurant experience and spiritual practice and elevated it to our most refined culinary creation to offer a journey honoring the beauty and wildness of the elements-earth, ocean, fire, air, space, and vision.
Right now, we’re amidst buying a beautiful little space in town with a gorgeous outdoor area. Starting late October, if all goes as planned, we’ll begin the remodel process and be set to open in Leavenworth spring, 2016.
In the meantime, we’re hosting 4 Mana Pre-Funk Pop-Up Dinners in Seattle in a gorgeous kitchen showroom (Seimatic) in Belltown. These dinners will be small, intimate events (reservation only) in the styling of our new restaurant.
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