Great BOWLS of Fire!!!

9 Mar

This weekend (March 6th, 2010) I had the amazing opportunity to attend Great Bowls of Fire, a fundraiser for the Ottawa Food Bank, organized by the Ottawa Guild of Potters. This is one of the best events I have ever been to!

Here is the low down on the event. For $35 you get attend an event at the Glebe Community Centre with about 500 other people. Not only to you get to share the evening with a great group of people you also get to pick out your own, handmade pottery bowl (to keep!), all the bread you can eat from local bakeries and at least 2 bowls of delicious soup from some of the best restaurants in Ottawa. Pretty good deal right! What makes it better is that it all goes to supporting the Ottawa Food Bank.

When I went this year we got there right at 5:30pm, we went right up to start the search for the perfect soup bowl. The choice was so hard! There are hundreds of hand-crafted bowls, they are all made locally. What made the choice hard for me was that I wanted a bowl big enough to fit lots of soup, but still pretty! After much humming and haaing I chose a large green and brown bowl. It was then off to look at all of the different soups, and there were so many! 

This year 12 restaurants participated, they are; the Wellington Gastropub, Il Primo, Il Piccolino, Zuni, Thyme and Again, Canvas Restobar, Restaurant E18hteen, Absinthe Café, Stoneface Dolly’s, Allium, Domus Café and the Whalebone Oysterhouse. As you can imagine this means there was a lot of soup! It was very hard to decide which soup to have but luckily my girlfriend was there and was nice enough to share hers with me! The soups I had were Beet & Apple (Domus), Seafood Chowder (Whalebone), Cauliflower with curry oil (Canvas) and Corn chowder with chipotle and pancetta (Thyme and Again)(how can you say no to pancetta!!!). I also got to try a roasted carrot and brie soup (Allium) and Thai (Zuni). All of the soups were amazing and have convinced me to start ordering soup when I go out for supper!


For more information about Great Bowls of Fire visit:

For information about the Ottawa Food Bank visit:


Corn chowder with chipotle and pancetta (Thyme and Again)       
All of the mussels are from the Whalebone’s Seafood Chowder!!!

Cauliflower with curry oil (Canvas)

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  1. Soup for the Community | Adventures of an Ottawa Foodie - March 14, 2014

    […] Whenever I go to a restaurant I never think to order soup. I always want to get something that I can’t make at home, either because I don’t know where to get the ingredients or because I don’t have the skill to create the dish. After trying five soups from some of Ottawa’s top restaurants, I will be ordering soup a lot more often. This weekend was the annual Great Bowls of Fire event, hosted by the Ottawa Guild of Potters. This is the third time I’ve been to Great Bowls of Fire, 2010, 2012 and 2014. You can find my pervious posts about the event HERE and HERE. […]

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