Soup for the Foodie’s Soul

Part of my interest in food and wine/beer lies in events that highlight local chefs and good causes. I’ve really enjoyed volunteering in the March of Dimes Star Chefs, St. Jude Children’s Hospital’s Fall Festival of Home, Belmar’s Festival Italiano and the Great American Beer Festival.

Coming up on Monday, Feb. 21 is Centura Health’s Soup for the Soul, a gathering of 15 Denver chefs, their soup creations and hundreds of supportive community members. It’s the 11th annual benefit to support  the patients and families of Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice. Register by Sunday, Feb. 20.

I’m really looking forward to meeting these chefs and trying new creations, especially Chef Jennifer Jasinski’s “Butternut Squash-Apple Ginger Soup” and TAG’s Troy Guard with the “Roasted Sunchoke Soup” (see more menus for the evening below).

2011 Participating Restaurants

Baur’s Ristorante
Soup:  Stachella Alla Romano
Appetizer:  Cold Shrimp Cocktail
Chef:  Ryan Cooper

Blue Point Bakery
Providing desserts

ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro
Providing appetizers
Chef:  Lon Symensma

Dazzle Jazz
Soup:  Mascarpone Tomato Soup
App:  BLT Crostini
Chef:  Duncan Smith

Elway’s Cherry Creek
Soup:  Seven Onion with Iberico Cheese and Shoestring Potatoes
App:  Country Pate Tartlets with Smoked Red Pepper Jam and Toasted Pistachios
Chef:  Tyler Wiard

Fruition's Chef Alex Seidel at last year's Soup for the Soul event

Fruition
Soup:  Potato-Leek Bisque
App:  Duck Confit Crostini with Red Onion Jam
Chef:  Alex Seidel

Japon
Soup:  Tofu and Seaweed Miso
App:  Variety of sushi rolls
Chef:  Miki Hashimoto

The Oceanaire Seafood
Room  Soup:  House-Smoked Bacon Cured Sturgeon Chowder
App:  Cod Sliders
Chef:  Matt Mine

Panera Bread
Soup:  Broccoli Cheddar
App:  Sourdough Mini Bread Bowls
Chef:  Tom Gumpel

Peakview Cafe
Soups: Elotes Roasted Corn Soup with House-made Queso Fresco and Chilled Blackberry de Jamaica Soup
App:  Chicken Motulenos
Chef:  Daniel Skay

Pesce Fresco
Soup:  Crab Bisque
App:  Crusted Salmon Crostini
Chef:  Paul Stickler & Erin Abromeit

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
Soup:  Chang’s Chicken Noodle
App:  Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Chef:  Joe Reams

Rioja, Bistro Vendome  and Euclid Hall
Soup:  Butternut Squash-Apple Ginger
App:  Speck BLT Profiterole
Chef: Jennifer Jasinski

Root Down
Soup:  Organic French Lentil and Roasted Tomato
App:  Seared Columbian Arepas / Mozzarella, Poblano-Pistachio Pesto, Achiote Crema and Pico de Gallo
Chef:  Justin Cucci

Squeaky Bean
Soup:  Prosciutto Brodo
App:  Potato and Parmesan Canoli
Chef:  Max Mackissock

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
Soup:  Mushroom Bisque
App:  Filet Beef Tartare with Goat Cheese Crouton
Chef:  Chris Rohde

Table 6
Soup:  Pork and Beans
App:  Celery Root Pierogi
Chef:  Scott Parker

TAG
Soup:  Roasted Sunchoke Soup
App:  Kahlua Kurabota Pig Belly Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Chef:  Troy Guard

The night also hosts a silent auction and local artisan craft sale.

Event Information
5:30-9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 21
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 8020

Ticket price:  $95 for community members
$75 for young professionals and Centura Health associates

Event is business attire; cash bar.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling at 303.561.5773.
Register by Sunday, Feb. 20.

Spread the Cause
On Twitter? Use http://bit.ly/da1fK3 to link to our website, or #SoupfortheSoulDenver to help spread the word about this unique and fun event.

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4 thoughts on “Soup for the Foodie’s Soul

  1. Reading this list of the menus is making me hungry! Mmmn, lobster bisque! wish I were going to be in Denver. I’m also reminded of the episode on Seinfeld of the soup nazi, hahaha. I would love recipe for the apple/butternut ginger soup. As Campbells says, “soup is good food!”

  2. Wish I were in Denver! I’d love to sample a soup with Butternut Squash, Apple & Ginger. Maybe recipes will be shared, hint, hint? Always love lobster bisque too. As Campbell’s said, “soup is good food!” but these sound like lightyears beyond the standard fare.

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