Good times and good soup
The Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar was the place to be Saturday night as the gallery played host to the second annual Soup for the Cultured Soul. Close to 150 people were at the event and received a sculptured bowl and samples of some very tasty soups.
"It's a fundraiser for the gallery," said Val Field, executive director of the Kootenay Gallery. "It's a big help for us. A lot of my time is spent fundraising so this is a really good way to raise money as well as to raise awareness."
Field said the gallery has been in Castlegar for over 30 years and has rotating exhibitions of local and out of town artists.
"Every six weeks we change our exhibition," she said. "We also have a gift shop that's full of work made by local artists."
The soups at the event were Yam and Ginger Soup from Nealy O'Briens, Dad's Turkey Noodle Soup from the Lion's Head Smoke and Brew Pub, Lobster Bisque from the Thirsty Duck Neighbourhood Pub, Wild Mushroom with Port Wine from the Black Rooster Classic Bar and Grill, Dal (Indian Lentil) Soup for Cuisine of India, Roasted Duck and Yukon Gold Veloute from Element Club Bar and Grill.
The winning soup this year, as voted on by the public, was Pam's Wild Mushroom with Port Wine by Pamela Peake at the Black Rooster.