Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dine out, do good: Soup on Sunday coming up

This year's Soup on Sunday benefit on Jan. 25 will be the 15th for Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region. Hosted 11 a.m.-2 p.m. by CPCC, at the culinary arts center at 425 N. Kings Drive, it will include soups from area restaurants, the chance to buy pottery from local potters, and add-ons, such as chocolates, from culinary students from CPCC, Johnson & Wales and the Art Institute.

For $40, you get a handmade potter bowl, plus food and beverages; for $30, you get just the food and drinks, and kids 7-12 eat for $10 (younger is free).

Participants and their planned soups include:

300 East: butternut squash with Gorgonzola; Artisan (at The Art Institute of Charlotte): venison chili and apple cheddar soup; Barrington's/Good Food on Montford: potato-leek; Brixx: chipotle chicken chowder; Chuy's: chicken tortilla; Community Culinary School of Charlotte: carrot ginger; e2 Emeril's Eatery: chicken and andouille sausage gumbo; Fenwick's: tomato bisque; Flavors Café: green chile stew; Global: smoked cauliflower; Johnson & Wales: shrimp bisque (and chocolates -- not in the soup!); Local Loaf: Southwestern chicken corn chowder; Mama Ricotta's: pork minestrone with pasta; Newk's Eatery: white bean and kale, and lobster bisque; Sante': roasted butternut squash; The Liberty: butternut squash bisque; Trio: mulligatawny; Village Tavern: potato-leek; and Vivace: winter vegetable minestrone with cici beans and rapini pesto.

Info:; you can get tickets there or by phone (704-335-4312) or at the door.