Get out of your cave

by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Electronic Communications Manager

Soup on Sunday logo_50I think we are having the coldest week of winter thus far.  As cold natured as I am, I would normally be bemoaning the frigid air to anyone and everyone who would listen.  I would be in full hibernation mode, peeking my nose out of my cave only when I have to.  But not this week.  Why, you ask?  Because this week, I am sustaining myself with warming thoughts of SOUP!

That’s right, people.  It’s soup time again!  This Sunday, January 27, from 11am until 2pm, we will be dishing out cups of steaming goodness, packed with flavor and soul.  And with a single ticket, you have a free pass to sample each and every love-filled concoction.

It’s gearing up to be another delectable year.  We’ve got your stand-by favorites — chicken noodle, potato cheddar, tomato bisque, and lobster bisque.  But we’ve got some unique offerings as well: South African lamb chili, curried red pepper with lemongrass coconut cream (um, yes please!), Moroccan meatball, and spicy, smoky Jerusalem artichoke chowder (which I might very well be first in line for).

Along with soup from some of Charlotte’s finest eateries, there will be breads from Great Harvest Bread Co, Bojangles famous sweet tea, and Coca Cola products.  There will be amazing desserts fresh from the kitchens of CPCC Culinary Arts School and Johnson & Wales.  And there are usually some other surprise treats (in the past we’ve seen pizza!) that the students dream up to complement this extraordinary gastronomic feast.

And then there’s the pottery.  Gorgeous, creative pieces from seasoned potters, high school students, and artists.  Each piece is bargain-priced and ready to join your collection from Soup on Sundays past.  As you walk up the stairs and into the pottery room, the sea of colors and shapes makes an impressive, dazzling display that will captivate you.  That is, until the tantalizing smell of soup starts to call and your empty stomach overrides your brain and moves you toward the kitchens of bliss.

Last but certainly not least, there are items up for bid in the “souper” raffle.  Buy your tickets and distribute them among the awesome goodie baskets that will be going home with a few lucky guests.  You don’t have to be present to win, but the drawing will take place around 1:30.  You just might have tasted all the soups by then.

So brave the cold and join us this Sunday for the most unique food-tasting event in Charlotte.  Then, like me, you can go back to hibernation mode and wait it out for spring.  Which (this being the South and all) will probably be here next week.

Soup on Sunday will take place from 11am until 2pm at the CPCC Culinary Arts Center at 425 North Kings Drive (in uptown Charlotte).  If you don’t buy your tickets online, they are also available at the door on Sunday morning – $30 for general admission, $40 for the Soup Lovers Special (it includes a hand-made pottery bowl), and $10 for kids ages 7 to 12.  See you Sunday!

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One Comment on “Get out of your cave”

  1. Nancy Cole Says:

    A great description of this delicious event. Well done, Andrea!
    I too, am amazed at the soup line-up this year. Some new and interesting delicasies. I hope your blog readers plan to attend!

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