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Savour the Chill and Stay Awhile

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Noon – 3pm

Savour the Chill & Stay Awhile, in its 16th year, is one of downtown Belleville’s most highly anticipated events of the year. The Soup Contest is set to run on Saturday, February 23rd, from noon to 3 pm, with family-friendly events, hosted by Chamber of Commerce beginning at 10 am at the Armouries on the corner of Bridge and Pinnacle.

This year’s event features 17 downtown Belleville restaurants who will be competing for 2 separate awards. The People’s Choice Award is voted on by visitors to the event. Soup samples cost a toonie each. Favourite soups can be submitted online from any mobile device or there will be an iPad available at the BDIA office. The second award is the Judge’s Choice Award, which is chosen by a panel of qualified judges. Judging will be hosted by Dinkel’s Restaurant at 3 pm. Judges will be blindfolded and asked to give marks for each soup they try. The soup with the highest marks will the Judge’s Choice Award. This event is a VIP event for media, restaurant owners and chef’s and it will be on Facebook live for the public to enjoy.

We will be featuring judges as well as a new restaurant and chef each day on social media. See who has been featured so far below: