Monday, January 11, 2010

Slurp out, do good

Jan. 31 brings the 10th annual Soup on Sunday, a fundraiser for Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region in which restaurants and other food folks bring soups, breads, desserts, gelati and drinks that you get to sample from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for your $30 entrance fee. Pay $10 more dollars and you get to choose and keep a soup bowl (and we use that term broadly, for some are more plate-ish than bowl-ish) made by local potters from Carolina Clay Connection, Charlotte Country Day and Providence Day schools and Urban Ministries. The event will be in the new Culinary Arts Center at Central Piedmont Community College at 425 N. Kings Drive.

Among the folk and their soups already signed up are the following (check for updates):

The Art Institute of Charlotte with cream of cauliflower with Bosky Acres goat cheese and chive oil; Big Daddy’s Burger Bar with tomato bisque; BrickTop’s with lobster bisque; Brixx with wood-roasted tomato with chorizo; Cantina 1511 with pozole; Capital Grille with chunky corn chowder; Global with celery veloute with truffle oil; Katz with mushroom barley; Mama Ricotta’s with pasta fagioli; Original Soup Man with garden vegetable; Red Rocks Cafe with white bean chicken chili; Sante with roasted butternut squash; Vivace with white bean puree; and Zebra with lobster bisque and truffled mushroom.