Community Centre 55 gets soupy

Community Centre 55 will be hosting the first of what the Centre’s Nancy Culver hopes will be an annual soup competition. The contest will take place on Thursday, March 1 at Centre 55.

Culver will be creating the official Centre 55 entry, which will compete with courage foods’ Karen O’Brian, Vera Cozy Café and Bakery’s Jennifer Murray, and Dana Kerbel from the Gull & Firkin. The contestants cover the Beach from Queen up to the Danforth.

The Centre used to host a French onion soup day for 200 in the dead of winter, said Culver, and “this is just a fun way to revive a soup day in February.”

For $5, soup lovers can sample all four and vote for a favourite. There will be at least one vegetarian option available.

At 6:30, the Silver Ladle trophy, as well as bragging rights for the year, will be awarded to the soup maker with the most votes.

“The competition is going to be stiff. They’re cranking out some of their mothers’ recipes,” said Culver.

Stop by the Centre, 97 Main St., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on March 1 and cast a vote for the best soup. Proceeds will go towards programming at Centre 55.

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