NORWICH – Chenango County Habitat for Humanity’s (CCHH) fifth 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 beverages 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 175, 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 food sample that demonstrates their special style of cuisine! Among the 27 wonderful soups, there were some that were really unique (and creamy) like the Velvet Gold Mine – roasted garlic, bacon, and creamy Gouda from Garf’s Deli, and rich Pumpkin soup from Serendipity Café in Norwich.
Lovers of seafood were in “crustacean heaven” with two different Lobster Bisques (Becky’s and Nina’s, Norwich), a New England Clam Chowder (The Silo, Coventry), Clam and Potato Chowder (Jerry’s Inn, Bainbridge) and a Crabby Tomato Bisque (Canasawacta Country Club, Norwich). All restaurants were encouraged to distribute menus, business cards, catering information or even coupons for their establishments.