The Haute Enchilada Café & Galerias Celebrates National Soup Month This January
MOSS LANDING -- The Haute Enchilada Café & Galerias celebrates National Soup Month this January! Did you know approximately ten billion bowls of soup are consumed by Americans every year? Soup has been popular from its beginning in Greece in 600 B.C. when it was considered the first fast food. The Greeks sold soup as "fast food" on the street using lentils, beans and peas as the chief ingredients.
There are several theories as to the origins of the word soup. Some people believe that the word "soup" stems from the word "sop". People would pour broth over a slice of bread which would "sop" up the broth. The word soup possibly developed from this. Others believe the word soup stems from the slurping sound while sipping the liquid from the spoon. Another possibility could be the word "sup" which means to eat the evening meal; this even may be where our word "supper" comes from.
Coming in from out of the cold to a tantalizing, hot bowl of your favorite soup is a great way to warm up. It's one of America's comfort foods through the long, cold days of winter which makes January one of the best months to be National Soup Month. But soup shouldn't just be eaten for one month; there are so many benefits for eating soup all year long.
Try Haute Enchilada’s favorite Favada ( Fava Bean Stew)
• 1 pound Fava beans, dry (Cover with water and soak overnight)
• 4 cups water
• Drain beans
• 1 onion, diced
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 10 oz slab bacon, chopped
• 1 cup Spanish chorizo
• 1 cup free range organic chicken
• 3 Tblsp olive oil
• 1 tsp pimentón smoked paprika
• 1 pinch of Saffron
• Sautee garlic, onion with olive oil add bacon, chicken and chorizo
• add beans, water, saffron and pimenton
• Cook until beans are tender
Or stop by for Haute Enchilada’s soup trio of chicken tortilla, chili poblano and artichoke bisque. Celebrate National Soup month this January!
Background on the Haute Enchilada Cafe and Gallery:
The Haute Enchilada Cafe and Gallery boasts an eclectic menu of sustainable seafood and local organic produce, wine and beer tasting plus two art galleries with local artists’ original work. From palate to palette the Haute Enchilada Cafe and Gallery has something for everyone! Open daily from 10:00 a.m. for brunch, lunch and dinner and full bar. The Haute Enchilada Cafe and Gallery exudes charm and atmosphere. Enjoy the outside courtyard warmed by heat lamps and chimineas while indulging yourself with Peruvian Ceviche and a Sparkling Malbec Fresh Fruit Sangria or if you prefer prefer Lamb wraps of hand crafted cumin scented lamb patties wrapped in organic butter lettuce leaves, tomato & sweet red onion, roasted vegetables, eggplant, red bell pepper, onion & mushrooms, finished with goat cheese and aioli dressing with crisp Chardonnay or a spicy Pinot. The restaurant also offers a full bar. The Haute Enchilada Cafe and Gallery is available for private events, banquets and on and offsite catering.
The Haute Enchilada Cafe and Gallery Café and Gallery
7902 Moss Landing Rd