Serenity House: Soup on Sunday
Posted: Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2012
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Photos by Laura Mueller PhotographyTen 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 peoples 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, Jeffreys Cream of Apple Celery, Quiznos Chicken Tortilla, Dockside Deli Beef Vegetable, Mills Family Farm Brunswick Stew, Queens Landing Charred Cauliflower Bisque, Chef Mike Losiks French Onion, Hilton Garden Inns Chicken Corn Chowder with Amish Dumplings, and The Meat Centers 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 Peoples Choice Soup award went to Chef Sal of Queens Landing for his Charred Cauliflower Bisque with crab, corn and garnishes topped with a pistachio creating a unique blend of flavors.
There was a voters three way tie for second place. Epic Chophouses lobster bisque, Joe Fishs Clam Chowder and The Meat Centers 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
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