Meal Options

The Philosophy Café

 The Philosophy Cafe is located downstairs in the Main Lodge at Sierra Hot Springs.
Our gourmet cuisine is sure to please the palate and inspire the mind. We offer seasonal, fresh organic food,
prepared in a healthy, balanced way using locally grown ingredients whenever possible.

At the Philosophy Café, we believe in food

Reservations are not required. Prices range based on your order. Although we do serve meat and fish entrees, there is always a vegetarian/vegan option.

Cafe Hours
Dinner
Thursday through Monday
(closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lunch
Saturday & Sunday 

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Fall/Winter Menu 2019-2020

For Sharing

Marinated Olives Orange, Thyme, Garlic, Olive Oil – 5 (GF, V)

Roasted Almonds Rosemary, Smoked Sea Salt, Pimenton – 4 (GF, V)

Warm Popcorn Noosh, Cayenne, Butter – 5 (GF)

Raw Garden Vegetables Carrots, Cucumber, Celery, Cherry Tomatoes, Radish, Broccoli & Ranch – 7/12 (GF)

Warm Housemade Focaccia Whipped Goat Cheese, Spinach Artichoke Salad – 7 (GF/V option)

Soups

Chicken, Kale & Wild Rice (GF)
Turmeric, Yam, Carrot & Ginger (GF,V)
Cup – 6, Bowl – 8

Salads

Mixed Greens Radish, Grape Tomatoes, Fresh Herbs, Oil & Sherry Vinegar – 8 (GF option, V)

Kale Shredded Carrots, Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds, Tahini, Orange Juice – 10 (GF, V)

Arugula Shaved Fennel and Radish, Grapefruit, Avocado, Lemon – 12
(GF, V)

Farmers Cheese & Pear Mixed Greens, Candied Pecans, Sundried Cranberries, Pomegranates, Maple-Mustard Dressing – 12 (GF)

Beverages

Cold Drinks – Complimentary
Coffee & Tea – 2

Bowls

Tri-Color Quinoa Bowl Crunchy Corn, Black Beans, Radish, Jalapenos, Roasted Tomato, Avocado, Chimichurri – 12 (GF, V)

Forbidden Rice Bowl Kimchee, Broccoli, Wakame, Spinach, Nori, Cilantro, Umeboshi Dressing – 13 (GF, V)

Bowl & Salad Add-Ons:

Butcher’s Cap Steak – 11
Seared Togarashi Ahi – 9
Shawarma Chicken – 7
Shrimp Pan Roast – 8
Pan Seared Tofu – 6
Ramen Egg – 2
Fresh Parmesan Cheese – 1
Queso Fresco – 1

Desserts

Desserts Inspired Daily – 7

Daily Entrees
Thursday

Sierra Valley Ranch Burger
Local Yak & Heritage Pork, Brioche Bun, Pancetta, Fondue, Roasted Tomato, Giardiniera, Arugula, Potato Rosti – 18 (GF bun available)

Chickpea and Smoked Jackfruit Burger
Brioche Bun, Fondue, Roasted Tomato, Giardiniera, Arugula, Potato Rosti – 15 (GF bun available)

Friday

Chicken Tikka Masala
Brown Basmati Rice, Naan, Eggplant, Arugula, Cranberry Chutney, Mint-Cucumber Salad – 20 (GF)

Tofu Tikka Masala
Brown Basmati Rice, Naan, Eggplant, Arugula, Cranberry Chutney, Mint-Cucumber Salad – 17 (GF, V)

Saturday

Oven Seared Atlantic Salmon
Roasted Potatoes, Parsnips, Brussels Sprouts, Citrus-Caper Vinaigrette – 22 (GF)

Crispy Beet Cake
Roasted Potatoes, Parsnips, Brussels Sprouts, Citrus-Caper Vinaigrette – 17 (GF, V)

Sunday

Southwest Shrimp Pan Roast
Winter Squash Polenta, Black Bean Pico, Fall Veggie Sauté, Avocado-Tomatillo Salsa – 21 (GF)

Crunchy Hominy & Black Bean Pico
Winter Squash Polenta, Radish, Jalapeno, Fall Veggie Sauté, Avocado-Tomatillo Salsa – 17 (GF, V)

Monday

NY Steak Stroganov
Egg Noodles, Forest Mushrooms, Local Green Veggies, Paprika-Onion Gravy, Dill Sour Cream – 20

Braised Beluga Lentils
Savory Steel Cut Oats, Forest Mushrooms, Local Green Veggies, Paprika-Onion Gravy, Dill Cashew “Cream” – 17 (GF, V)

Lunch Menu
Soups

Chicken, Kale & Wild Rice (GF)
Turmeric, Yam, Carrot & Ginger (GF,V)
Cup – 6, Bowl – 8

Salads

Mixed Greens Radish, Grape Tomatoes, Fresh Herbs, Oil & Sherry Vinegar – 8 (GF, V)

Toast & Bagel Bar
Jams, Butter, Nut Butters, Cream Cheese – 4 (GF & V Options Available)

Build Your Own Sandwich Bar
Breads, Assorted Lunch Meat, Assorted Cheeses, Tomato, Onion, Spreads – 8 (GF & V Options Available)

Beverages

Cold Drinks – Complimentary
Coffee & Tea – 2

Sierra Hot Springs Annual Thanksgiving Fest

Gather with family and friends to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Featuring organic turkey with all the trimmings and a multi-course buffet of organic items prepared using locally grown ingredients, this banquet begins with fireside appetizers at 3pm and includes a free soak in the hot springs. Reserve your groups space today!

Menu

Appetizers
Veggie Platter with Dips
Cheese & Crackers
Baked Brie
Crostini & Bruschetta
Olives

Beverages
Sparkling Punch
Hot Mulled Cider
Coffee
Herbal Tea

Salad
Caesar Salad
Mixed Greens, Pears, Candied Pecans, Pomegranate, Maple Mustard Oregan Dressing (GF, V)

Main Feastables
Oven Roasted Organic Turkey (GF)
Jackfruit and Spaghetti Squash Croquettes with Fried Sage Pesto (GF, V)
Italian Sausage & Bread Stuffing
Leek and Wild Mushroom Stuffing (GF, V)
Mashed Potatoes (GF)
Turkey Gravy (GF) & Roasted Vegetable Gravy (GF, V)
Garnet Yams with Maple Syrup, Toasted Pecans & Brandied Golden Raisins (GF, V)
Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots (GF, V)
Roasted Carrots, Golden Beets & Red Onions with Fennel & Mint (GF, V)
Creamed Corn Pudding (GF)
Charred Broccolini with Slivered Garlic & Chili Oil (GF, V)
Cranberry Sauce with Port & Figs (GF, V)
Rolls

Desserts
Homemade Pecan Pie, Apple Pie & Pumpkin Pie
Assorted Cheesecakes

PRICE: $50 per adult/$25 per child (includes a free All-Day soak) $35 for overnight guests

WHERE: The Main Lodge at Sierra Hot Springs

WHEN: Thursday, November 28, 2019, Appetizers at 3pm, dinner at 5pm

Call 530.994.3773 for reservations

If you prefer to cook your own meals, there are well equipped guest kitchens both at the Lodge & the Globe Hotel.

Local Options
There are three restaurants in Sierraville, including Smithneck Farms, for breakfast, coffee & lunch items, The Fork & Horn, for breakfast & lunch & Los Dos Hermanos, a highly recommended mexican restaurant. They are open for dinner until 8pm Tues-Sun.

The gas station in Sierraville carries an assortment of grocery items.

The nearest health food stores are:
Feather River Food Co-op in Portola, CA
or New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee, CA