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    Kelsey Houser, 14, volunteered with youth from Trinity Baptist Church at the Serenity House Soup on Sunday fundraiser.
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    For a donation of $5 guests got a spoon, their ticket to tastings of 10 different soups.
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    (lf-rt) Dr. Bradley Mills, Serenity House founder Cheryl Pletcher, and Nicole Mills. Mill's Family Farm Brunswick Stew was one of the featured soups.
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    Guests arrived as early as 11am forming a line that went out the door of the Hilton Garden Inn.
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    Guests arrived as early as 11am forming a line that went out the door of the Hilton Garden Inn.
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    Eric Powell of the Mooresville Meat Center featured a white chicken chili with garbanzo beans topped with cilantro sour cream.
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    Mooresville's Hilton Garden Inn hosted the 4th Annual Soup on Sunday for Serenity House Feb. 26th.
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    (lft-rt) Michael Spencer and Kerri Williams of Jeffrey's and John Doyle of Epic Chophouse serve soup to guests.
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    An assortment of soups featured at Soup on Sunday.
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    Serenity House founder Cheryl Pletcher greets guests as they arrive.
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    Chef Rich Dowling of the Hilton Garden Inn. His featured soup was a chicken corn chowder with amish dumplings.
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    Panera and Black Velvet Patisserie donated bread to accompany the soup.

Serenity House: Soup on Sunday

Posted: Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2012

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Laura Mueller

Laura Mueller

Lake Norman resident Laura Mueller has been a photojournalist for more than 25 years, doing work for The Charlotte Observer, The Duke Endowment, Lake Norman Magazine, SouthPark Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Post and many other publications. Her many awards have included being named NC Press Photographer of the Year. Find her at www.lauramuellerphotography.com.

Photos by Laura Mueller Photography

Ten Mooresville chefs shared exquisite bits of flavor with the community at ‘Soup on Sunday’ hosted by the Hilton Garden Inn on Feb. 24th.

The fundraiser for Serenity House, an end-of-life care home in Mooresville, featured a sampling of 10 different soups.

The afternoon also included a people’s choice soup competition, pottery sale, and the front porch feeling of a Sunday gathering.

Cheryl Pletcher, founder of Serenity House, greeted guests with smiles and hugs. A five dollar donation got the spoon that would deliver soup to palate.

The chefs laddled their fusion of flavors into sample size bowls as diners passed between 2 long tables set with tureens of soup. Special additions to the soup samples were dessert bars from Queen City Pastries in Mooresville, and breads from Panera Bread and Black Velvet Patisserie of Mooresville.

Soups included Joe Fish Clam Chowder, Jeffrey’s Cream of Apple Celery, Quizno’s Chicken Tortilla, Dockside Deli Beef Vegetable, Mill’s Family Farm Brunswick Stew, Queen’s Landing Charred Cauliflower Bisque, Chef Mike Losik’s French Onion, Hilton Garden Inn’s Chicken Corn Chowder with Amish Dumplings, and The Meat Center’s Chipotle Chicken Chili with Cilantro Sour Cream.

Among the first in line were Judith and Don Fletcher. “We love this event. We come every year.”

The line kept coming and the soup kept flowing. The People’s Choice Soup award went to Chef Sal of Queen’s Landing for his Charred Cauliflower Bisque with crab, corn and garnishes topped with a pistachio creating a unique blend of flavors.

There was a voter’s three way tie for second place. Epic Chophouse’s lobster bisque, Joe Fish’s Clam Chowder and The Meat Center’s Chipotle Chicken Chili were equal favorites for many of the guests.

Over 200 people attended, raising $1,500. "I just really believe in this place,” said Carol Cortopassi about Serenity House, “They do such good work.”

More information: serenityhousenc.org

Email: info@serenityhousenc.org

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