ArtsQuest is proud to offer guests a chance to sample the best of the Lehigh Valley, one spoonful at a time, during Souper Bowl XII.
This culinary experience will take place from noon – 3 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022 in the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café, presented by Yuengling. General admission tickets will start at $32 for ArtsQuest Members and $36 for the public. VIP Tasting Tickets also are available on steelstacks.org. These passes will include early entry into the venue, a free drink ticket for any Yuengling beer, wine from Franklin Hills Vineyards, or a soft drink, plus automatic entry into a VIP only raffle for a chance to win a year-long pass to the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas and a Yuengling beer cooler.
This event, returning for its 12th year, will feature creations from some of the top restaurateurs in the region. A panel of expert and celebrity judges will award the best vegan, seafood-based, cream-based, meat-based, most surprising ingredient and most original creations. Guests will also choose who wins the coveted “People’s Choice” award. This event will also feature a live performance from Lehigh Valley based jazz-blues band, Dolcetto Trio. There also will be a raffle for a chance to win gift cards donated by the participating restaurants.
So far, this list of participating restaurants includes: The View at Morgan Hill, Daisy Hill Kitchen and Grill, Hampton Winds Restaurant – NCC Culinary Arts Department, Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub, Forks Mediterranean Deli, Roasted, Joe’s Tavern and Palette & Pour and the new full-service bar and quick-service kitchen located on the first floor of the ArtsQuest Center.
Restaurants interested in participating should visit fest.formstack.com/forms/souperbowlxii and fill out the form by Wednesday, Jan. 19, to reserve a station at this popular event.
The Bethlehem Area Vocational -Technical School Culinary Arts student team, led by Instructors Lawrence Fortunato and Scott Ferry, will work to defend their two-time “People’s Choice” title at this year’s event.
“This is a great opportunity for students to get out in the community and show what we are doing is a viable career path,” Fortunato said. “We love to showcase the success of our students.”
In 2019, the student team whipped up a pumpkin bisque with smoked gouda. In 2020 the team brought home the Souper Bowl Spoon for a second year in a row by using the same fall flavor flair for a brand-new creamy maple bacon sweet potato soup.
“If we keep winning, I told the administration we are going to need a trophy case,” Fortunato said.
Tickets for this delicious event can be purchased on steelstacks.org or by calling the ArtsQuest box office at 610-332-3378. General admission is $32 for ArtsQuest Members and $36 for the public. VIP Tasting Tickets start at $59 for ArtsQuest Members and $64 for the general public. For more exclusive ticket access and advance purchase opportunities, become an ArtsQuest Circle donor today.
ArtsQuest will continue to follow the latest CDC, state and local health and safety guidelines. Visit artsquest.org/safety for the latest updates.
About ArtsQuest ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for urban communities. ArtsQuest supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, approximately 50% of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region. ArtsQuest is a proud member of NIVA, the National Independent Venue Association.