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Ottawa -- Les Soupieres and what about that little Portuguese place beside it?

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Ottawa -- Les Soupieres and what about that little Portuguese place beside it?

errant | Mar 19, 2006 02:56 PM

Had lunch at Les Soupieres in the Market today. First of all, the chef/owner is a graduate of Cordon Bleu. Secondly, I love soup so I was quite excited to eat there, especially if the owner was Cordon Bleu!

We ordered a cream of three mushroom soup, golden split pea soup and a curried chicken wrap. The first few bites of the mushroom soup were heavenly -- but it got old pretty fast. Very rich. Couldn't finish it. The split pea soup wasn't split pea. It was butternut squash. We pointed this out to the waitress but she insisted it was split pea. Oh well. Ate it anyway. It was very good. The wrap was amazing -- big chunks of curried chicken, baby spinach and cilantro -- and the fresh soft tortilla was grilled so it was warm. Wonderful. I wished I'd ordered the classic French onion soup with port -- it looked delicious.

A few quibbles -- $4.50 to $6.75 for a bowl of soup?

If you're going to serve me Perrier, let me see the bottle. Yes, I could take you at your word it's Perrier versus President's Choice No Name, but I'd still like to see it isn't.

The waitress was terrible. Nice enough but not into her job. At all. If your main job is to carry soup, don't slosh it around. Learn to carry a bowl of soup! Act like you care. Even if you don't.

I'd try it again though. Because I love soup.

Hey, has anybody tried the little Portuguese grill next door?

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