Tomato Root Soup On Top of Grouse Mountain Could Use Grind Workout

Yesterday, my girlfriend Karen and I decided to get some fresh air and exercise up on Grouse Mountain (a very pretty local ski hill in the North Shore of Vancouver). So early in the AM, we strapped on snowshoes and hiked up the Snowshoe Grind. The Grind was a killer workout indeed and we had an appetite for lunch by 11am, so we visited Attitudes Bistro for a sandwich and soup.

The soup of the day was tomato and root vegetable – the server said it was one of the better ones (had tomato, parsnips, celery, & carrot) , so Karen ordered a bowl and I ordered a cup with a sandwich.

The Verdict of Attitudes Bistro Tomato Root Soup?
Karen loves soup and most of the time we are out, she orders soup. I decided to get her perspective on this soup as well. For the most part, we agreed that the soup was ok, and could have been improved in a few ways.
  • The soup seemed kind of bland and could have used:
    • a dollop of cream with a fresh herb (perhaps basil)
    • chunks of another vegetable would be nice to add some texture
    • some sort of nice garnish, perhaps a bit of fried shredded parsnips
I did love how the parsnips played with the tomato soup base. This is one soup I would like to try to make myself at home with modifications noted above.

Soup Mistress (and Karen) Rating for Tomato Root Soup:
Healthy (+ slimming + low sodium): (4.5/5)
Presentation: (3/5)

Taste: (3.5/5)

Oh, ya. With the soup I had the Roasted Vegetable Sandwich. I highly recommend the sandwich – it was fabulous and had arugula, artichokes, hummus, tomato & organic flat bread. The soup needs some refining to be at the same level as the sandwich! Perhaps a Grind Workout!

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