What Creative Chowders and Soups/Bisques Are Cooking at Chowdafest 2015?

1 Oct

Chowdafest Collage 2014 VII

Chowdafest is right around the corner, and you’ll want to check out this one. It’s gonna be bigger and bad-assier than ever, helped out by the new location: Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. From 11-3 on 10/11 you taste killer chowders and soups from New England and even, in one case, Seattle . . . then you vote for your favorites. The winners will go down in fame and will have definite bragging rights.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12 (you can also buy them online), and parking is absolutely free. So, as promised, here’s a delicious preview of the Creative Chowders and Soups/Bisque that you’ll be nomming on:  

Creative Chowder

  • Curried Crab & Lemongrass Chowder – The Chelsea (Fairfield, CT)
  • Sweet Potato Clam Chowder – Cask Republic (New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, CT)
  • Surf & Turf Chowder – Octagon Steakhouse (Mystic CT)
  • Creamy Fennel Chowder – ON20 (Hartford, CT)
  • Fried Seafood & Sweet Potato Chowder – Our House Bistro (Winooski VT)
  • Sweet Corn & Pepper Clam Chowder – Parallel Post (Trumbull, CT)
  • Seafood Chowder – Ri Ra Irish Pub (Portsmouth, NH, Portland ME)
  • Corn & Mussel Chowder – Southport Brewing Co. (Southport, Milford, CT)
  • Seafood Chowder – Smithsonian Chowder House (North Hampton, MA)
  • Shrimp & Chorizo Chowder – The Spread (South Norwalk, CT)

Soups and Bisques

  • Cowboy Brisket Soup – Bobby Q’s (Westport, CT)
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup – Geronimo (Fairfield, New Haven, CT)
  • Chicken Marsala Soup – Liquid Lunch (Milford, Shelton CT)
  • Thanksgiving Day Bisque – Local Kitchen & Beer Bar (Fairfield, Norwalk, CT)
  • Lobster Bisque – Old Post Tavern (Fairfield, CT)
  • Minestrone Puree – Osteria Romana (Norwalk, CT)
  • Golden Corn Bisque – Post 154 (Westport, CT)
  • Roasted Banana Pepper and White Bean Bisque – Sam’s American Bistro (Stamford, CT)
  • Creole Clam Bisque – Simply Delicious (Norwalk, CT)
  • Seafood Cilantro Bisque – Tikkaway (New Haven, CT)

One Response to “What Creative Chowders and Soups/Bisques Are Cooking at Chowdafest 2015?”


  1. CT Food News: Over 10 dishes to try, food trux, Oktoberfests, going pink + CT beer – 10/8/15 | OmNomCT - October 8, 2015

    […] Chowdafest hits Westport. You ready, you […]


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