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Host Your Own Soup for the Cultured Soul

One of Castlegar’s favourite social events is back – with a twist. Soup for the Cultured Soul has been a successful fundraiser for the Kootenay Gallery of Art since 2011. Top Castlegar chefs offer their finest soups in unique pottery bowls that guests take home with them.

 Last year, the event was cancelled but this year we are offering a new option. Kootenay Gallery is on the move and now the soup event is too. The Kootenay Gallery is looking for people to host between 4 and 10 people in your homes or wherever you prefer.

On the day of March 26, volunteers will deliver gourmet soups from each of the participating restaurants with heating and serving instructions, hand-crafted pottery bowls that each person can keep, buns donated by Castlegar Safeway, bottles of Hester Creek wine, and Doodle Bug Chocolates. The package will also contain recipe books, activity ideas, and coupons.

The chefs who are creating this year’s soups are from The Black Rooster, Chef’s Choice, The Grateful Table (formerly The Wandering Greek Oven), Kim’s Catering Creations and The Nineteenth. The Kootenay Gallery is grateful to these businesses for donating these tasty soups for you as well as their time, energy, ingredients and recipes. We encourage you to visit and support these establishments.

If you are interested in hosting, invite some friends and contact the Kootenay Gallery to register. Your guests can either pay us directly or you can collect and pay the Kootenay Gallery for your party. The cost per person is $55 for hosts or Kootenay Gallery members and $65 for guests who are not members of the Gallery. This is a good value as the bowls alone often retail for $30 to $45, the soups are spectacular and we will be generous with the wine.  

Funds raised through this fun event will go towards relocating the gallery downtown. Please register to be a host by contacting the Kootenay Gallery at 250 365 3337 or email by March 12. The deadline for purchasing tickets is March 19.

Host Your Own Soup for the Soul

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