Savour The Chill
Get your Toonies ready! On Saturday, February 22 downtown Belleville will host the 17th annual Savour The Chill soup tasting contest.
Come Savour the Chill. . .
As Canadians we love to find reasons to celebrate the harsh climate we live in, and by the end of February cabin fever has set in for many. Savour the Chill gives the community a reason to bundle up and attend an event where they rub shoulders with neighbours while igniting the foodie within.
The event begins at noon and goes until soup runs out!
Things to remember:
- Save your Toonies! Soup Samples are $2 each (4 oz)
- Bring your own spoon and be kind to our earth
- Vote online for your favourite soup on the day
- Dress for the weather! Soup’s on no matter the weather
Toro Sushi: Moo Gook, a Korean Radish Soup (shellfish-free and dairy-free, but contains gluten and beef)
Focus Coffee Bar: Loaded Bake Potato Soup
Chilangos: Black bean Mayan soup (vegan and vegetarian friendly)
The Lark: “One Fell Soup” (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and it does not have shellfish)
Capers: Smoked turkey bacon corn chowder, finished with smoked cheddar puff pastry (gluten-free)
Bourbon Street Pizza: Tomato Beef Tortellini (no Peanuts, no Sesame, no Soy, no Fish, no Shellfish)
Modern Café: Won Ton soup. Delicious ground pork dumplings and BBQ pork in a chicken broth.
Mr. Zed’s: Chicken Rice soup with egg lemon sauce
Jim’s Pizzeria: Italian minestrone soup
L’auberge de France: Irish Ale Potato Cheddar
Cafe E: Creamy Carrot & Pumpkin with Coconut Cream (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, shellfish-free, dairy-free)
Bourbon & Bean Handshake Society: Black Velvet soup with goat cheese and gremolata (vegetarian, gluten-free, no shellfish)
Gourmet Diem: Thai curry soup (vegan and gluten-free)
Earl & Angelo’s: Vegan Tom Yum topped with cilantro & spicy oil and crispy leeks
Paulo’s & Dinkel’s: Fresh green bean and mint soup with creme fraiche
Sans Souci: Beef heart stew (gluten-free, no dairy)
The 116 Bistro: TBD
Downtown Belleville restaurants compete for 2 separate awards.
THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
This award is voted by you! Soup samples cost only a toonie each. Try as many as you’d like and vote for your favourite! Favourite soups can be submitted online from any mobile device or there will be an iPad available at the BDIA office.
JUDGES CHOICE AWARD
This award is chosen by a panel of qualified judges that sample all the soups and rate them based on taste, presentation and creativity.
This year’s lineup of judges includes: Carson Arthur, landscape designer and television personality; Matt DeMille, local chef and business owner; Ashleigh Harvey, mid-morning show host on MIX97; Jill Raycroft, CEO of The Belleville Chamber of Commerce; and Greg Teal, local food enthusiast. Each judge brings their own style and taste to the group.
Carson is a landscape designer and television personality with several shows that can be seen all around the world. He is a tv mainstay as part of the North American Cityline team. Carson also writes a column for the Halifax Chronicle Herald, the Sun media group including the Toronto Sun about outdoor design and appears regularly in a variety of magazines with guest articles. He’s also the author of the sold out book Garden Designs for Outdoor Living and has a new book for 2019 called Vegetables, Chickens and Bees.
Matt has completed stints at renowned restaurants LeSelect Bistro, Enoteca Sociale and Parts & Labour, where he grew creatively and honed his love for Canadian-inspired comfort food. In the late summer of 2014 he opened the widely acclaimed Drake Devonshire Inn, snagging a spot on Canada’s Best Restaurants List, 2016. In 2017 he launched a boutique catering and private dining program that brings the best of Hastings and Prince Edward County food and wine to the discerning diner.
Ashleigh is a graduate of the Radio Broadcasting program at Loyalist College. Originally from the Kingston area she moved to Belleville with her husband. The Mom of two and former nurse, always had a passion for radio and marketing and when she turned 30 she went back to pursue that passion! She now is the Promotions Coordinator at Quinte Broadcasting and Mid-Morning show host on MIX97.
CEO of The Belleville Chamber of Commerce
As a regular consumer of tuna, KD and other noodle variations in bags, Jill’s culinary adventures didn’t begin until she had a real job and someone to cook for… those first attempts somehow all ended up as soup – whether it was meant to be lasagna or banana cream pie – so she may have a greater appreciation than most what soup can be! Soup remains a favourite meal and she loves exploring real chef’s inspirations with the hope of recreating them at home.
To be able to cook and share food with others has always given Greg great pleasure. He has been fortunate to be able to volunteer his time and skill with local charities and galas over the years. He was proud to conceive, prepare, cook and present gourmet dinners for the recipients of the Live Auctions in support of Quinte Arts Council and BGH which raised thousands of dollars.
These District members are excited to be a part of it.
- 1. The 116 Bistro Details
- 2. Café e Details
- 3. The Lark Details
- 4. L’Auberge de France Details
- 5. Modern Café Details
- 6. Bourbon & Bean Handshake Society Details
- 7. Focus Coffee Bar Details
- 8. Chilangos Mexican Restaurant Details
- 9. Earl & Angelo’s Details
- 10. Bourbon Street Pizza Co. Details
- 11. Dinkel’s Restaurant & Courtyard Details
- 12. Sans Souci Details
- 13. Mr. Zed’s Details
- 14. Gourmet Diem Details
- 15. Capers Details
- 16. Toro Sushi Details
- 17. Jim’s Pizzeria Details