MVTM’s Popular “Soup for Thought” Is Back and Better!

On Saturday, March 22, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum will again be holding its Soup for Thought lunch. This fundraiser, which features fabulous soups by local chefs served in soup bowls that patrons choose and take home, has been enormously popular and this year’s version should be even more fun.
Potter Chandler Swain of “The General” fine craft, art and design gallery will be joining members of the Almonte Potter’s Guild to create and donate soup bowls that are one-of-a-kind masterworks. Operated by Chandler Swain and Richard Skrobecki, The General is a recent addition to Almonte’s Mill Street and features work by over 120 artists from Ontario and Quebec. The gallery shows ceramics, furniture, jewellery, metalwork, sculpture, mixed media and more.
New chefs this year include Dustin Pettes from Ballygiblins Restaurant and Pub in Carleton Place, Mike Curry from J. R.’s Family Restaurant, and Charlene Santry from the Mill Street Crépe Company. Back again are Julie and Jason Moffat from Foodies Fine Foods, Richard Kletnieks from the Heirloom Café Bistro, Sally Parsons from Palms … Coffee Shop, Steve Falsetto from Café Postino, and Natalie Houston of Robin’s Nest Tea Room.
To ensure the comfortable accommodation of all our guests, there will be two sittings this year. The first will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the second from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Rest assured the variety of bowls available will be the same at both!! Tickets are $20 and children under 12 are free. Tickets will indicate the sitting and are available in advanced at the museum and at Bob the Baker.
On the same afternoon drop by the Almonte Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library for their first Novel Cakes Contest.
Celebrate books and reading in a novel way.  Bake and decorate a cake representing a favourite scene, character, book cover, or author—anything book related! Bring your cake to the Almonte Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library the morning of March 22 starting at 9:30 a.m. Then browse our collection of novel cakes and vote for your favourite by purchasing tickets to place beside the cake(s) you'd like to see win the People's Choice Book Award . Judging by Baker Bob and Mill Street Books will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded!  Willing bakers will donate their cakes for a silent auction.

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613 256-1037. Sponsored by the Elizabeth Kelly Library Foundation Inc.
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Michael Rikley-Lancaster
Executive Director / Curator
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
National Historic Site

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