BBBS hosts first annual Soup-er Bowl

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands has announced it will host Cayman’s first annual Soup-er Bowl on Saturday 31 January from 12pm to 6pm at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.

Over 40 of Cayman’s finest restaurants will showcase and service their most creative and delicious soups in hopes of earning the coveted title of 2009 Cayman Islands Soup-er Bowl Champion.

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.

Participating restaurants include Abacus, Al la Kebab, Aqua Beach, Azzurro, Bacchus, Bamboo, Bayside Café, Full of Beans Café, Little Tokyo Mongolian Grill, Lone Star, Mise en Place, Perk Up, Rackam’s Pub, Reef Grill, Thai Orchid, 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 soups.

Other culinary creations to be sampled include roasted kaocha pumpkin soup, cram and artichoke bisque, Muscovy duck bouillon with almond essence and candied orange, tom ka gai, Thai lemongrass chicken soup, mulligatawny, hoto-tay and Austrian fritatten soup.

‘We are truly excited to introduce the first annual Cayman Islands Soup-er Bowl,’ commented Shawn Wilcox, member of the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and event organiser. ‘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 per cent of every ticket sold goes directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands.’

Admission costs $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12 and seniors. Tickets include access to taste all 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 Centres for a reduced price of $12.

Additional refreshments and a cash bar will also be available at the event. All proceeds raised will benefit 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,’ added Mr. Wilcox.

The event is sponsored by several companies, including the Caymanian Compass, dms Broadcasting, Marriott Beach Resort, Island Supply, Vision Marketing/Signs of Paradise, Cayman 27 and InSiteMedia.