Soup Series: 7th Annual Empty Bowls Event
Last week, the Sac Foodies had the opportunity to preview some of the soups planned for the 7th Annual Empty Bowls event – an initiative that combats hunger in Sacramento County while offering attendees a selection of the area’s best soups. A ticket to the March 8 or 9 event includes the choice of a beautifully crafted ceramic bowl made by local high school students and artisans, plus a gourmet soup serving from one of nine area restaurants. Benefiting Sacramento’s River City Food Bank, this popular event has been a sell-out in previous years.
For more info and a full listing of restaurants, click HERE.
In the meantime, here’s a little taste of what you can expect:
Liz Conant – “I was lucky enough to pick-up a to-go order of two delicious seafood soups from Scott’s Seafood: Scott’s Boston Clam Chowder and Crab Bisque. The chowder was perfectly creamy with just the right mix of clams and potatoes. And, I thought it was interesting that they use Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in the soup – can’t go wrong with that! The Crab Bisque was unique as it has quite a kick from the cayenne pepper. The crab tasted fresh and between both soups and the fresh bread they supplied for dipping, this was more than a filling meal for two, and perfect for a cold February evening.”
Christine Schunk – “Chef Shannan Berg at Café Bernardo does soup right. We tried the Potato Roasted Red Pepper Soup which was full of flavor and hearty enough to make a meal out of. Chef Berg let us know that the soup is even popular in the summer months – which says a lot for the high temps we reach here in Sacramento! Delish!”
Karlie Bettencourt – “I picked up the tortilla soup from the Vizcaya Pavilion and Mansion, a beautiful white mansion with a large water fountain in front and beautiful garden courtyard in back. As I made my way to the kitchen to get the soup I took in the scenery, and for a second I forgot I was in Midtown. It was tortilla soup – one of my favorites! The soup had large pieces of chicken and vegetables in it and was topped with delicious tortilla strips. There was a very homemade taste and quality to it.”