Soup-er Bowl Saturday

| 21/01/2009

(CNS): Over 40 of Grand Cayman’s finest restaurants will showcase and serve their most creative and delicious soups in Cayman’s First Annual Soup-er Bowl, which will take place on Saturday, 31 January, from noon to 6:00pm at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, hosted by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands. The winning chef will become the “2009 Cayman Islands Soup-er Bowl Champion”. For an admission price of $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12 and seniors, the public will have the opportunity to sample soups from all of the participating restaurants and cast their vote for first, second and third place honours.

Admission includes unlimited access to taste all of the soups being showcased. Advance tickets for the Cayman Islands Soup-er Bowl are on sale at Al la Kebab, Funky Tangs and Western Union Money Centre for a reduced price of $12 KYD. Additional refreshments and a cash bar will also be available at the event. All proceeds raised from the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands.

Participating restaurants include: Abacus, Al la Kebab, Aqua Beach, Azzurro, Bacchus, Bamboo, Bayside Café, The Brickhouse, Britannia, Calypso Grill, Champion House, Cracked Conch, Deckers, Full of Beans Cafe, Grand Old House, Guy Harvey’s Island Grill, Hemingways, Kaibo, Little Tokyo Mongolian Grill, The Lobster Pot, Lone Star, MacDonald’s, Marriott Beach Resort, Mezza, Mise en Place, Myrtle’s, Perk Up, Piccolo’s, Prime, Rackam’s Pub, Reef Grill, SeaHarvest, The Thai Restaurant, Thai Orchid, Treats, Vivendi Cabaret, and The Wharf .

Some of the featured soups being served include: Caribbean classics such as Fish Tea, Conch Chowder, Turtle Soup and Lobster Bisque, as well as all time favourites such as Beef Soup, Chicken Noodle and Minestrone. Other culinary creations to be sampled include: Roasted Kaocha Pumpkin Soup, Crab and Artichoke Bisque, Muscovy Duck Bouillon with Almond Essence and Candied Orange, Tom Ka Gai, Thai Lemongrass Chicken Soup, Mullugutawny, Hoto-Tay and Austrian Fritatten Soup.

Shawn Wilcox, Member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands and Event Organizer, commented, “We are truly excited to introduce the First Annual Cayman Islands Soup-er Bowl. This will be a fun and tasty, family-friendly event that will showcase some of Cayman’s top chefs and finest restaurants. The event is unquestionably a win-win-win as restaurants can “strut their stuff”, attendees get to experience a culinary cornucopia and 100% of every ticket sold goes directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands. We encourage the public to attend as their support helps us to continue our mission to provide as many children as we can with mentors.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands’ mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of Cayman’s youth. Theorganisation hopes to assist them in achieving their highest potential, through a professionally-supported one-to-one (mentoring) relationship with a caring adult.



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