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)

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

Soups

Turkey, 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 Hominy, Purple Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans,  Roasted Tomato, Avocado, Chimichurri – 12 (GF, V)

Forbidden Rice Bowl Kimchee, Broccoli, Wakame, Shiitake, Pickled Daikon, Umeboshi Dressing – 13 (GF, V)

Bowl & Salad Add-Ons:

Manhattan Steak – 11
Seared Togarashi Ahi – 9
Griddled Bean & Veggie Patty – 6
63° Egg – 2
Parmesan/Farmer’s Cheese – 1

Desserts

Desserts Inspired Daily – 7

Daily Entrees
Thursday

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

Chickpea and Smoked Jackfruit Burger
Ciabatta 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, Local Veggies, Avocado-Tomatillo Salsa – 21 (GF)

Crunchy Hominy & Black Bean Pico
Winter Squash Polenta, Radish, Jalapeno, Local Veggies, 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

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