NORWICH – Chenango County Habitat for Humanity’s (CCHH) third soup tasting event, the CCHH Souper Bowl had another very successful event! People packed the YMCA community room to support this very deserving non-profit organization. They sipped soup, ate bread, had coffee provided by the Christ Lutheran Church, had dessert, listened to music, participated in raffles, shopped the bake sale, and voted. Everyone became a food critic and had to choose their favorite soup from the participating restaurants from Chenango County. All, approximately 200+, entrants had one ticket to vote with.
From the restaurant’s point of view, this March event was a perfect opportunity to let the public taste a sample that demonstrates their special style of cuisine! Among the 30 wonderful soups, there were some that were really unique like the Smothered Steak soup from The Stadium in Oxford, Buffalo Chicken Wing soup from Gilligan’s Island in Sherburne, and a Chicken BLT soup from Suzi’s in Sidney. The Caboose Diner of Norwich had a sweet chocolate S’mores soup that was so well received it almost came in third place! All restaurants were encouraged to distribute menus, business cards, catering information or even coupons for their establishments. To go with the soups, La Maison Blanche Bakery and Café (Norwich) donated French baguettes that everyone loved!