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Summer Soup Recipes

Do something a little different when you're entertaining this summer and serve a refreshing chilled soup as your warm-weather appetizer. Here, we ask our chefs to provide us with some unique and easy-to-prep summer soup recipes. Which one will you be trying? 

Chilled Spring Green Pea and Smoked Bacon Soup
From Chef John. K. Cordeaux, Executive Chef, Fairmont Chicago  
This is a lovely summertime recipe with a Chicago twist, that’s sure to get some attention at your summer BBQ. To enhance the sweet and savory element of the soup, we add some local crumbled popcorn, which also adds a nice crunch.

Gazpacho with Quebec Strawberries and Shrimp Tempura
From Florent Risser, Sous Chef, Fairmont Tremblant

Ajo Blanco, White Gazpacho
From Chef Brian Armstrong, Executive Chef, Fairmont Dallas
During the summer season, Executive Chef Brian Armstrong loves to create light and refreshing soups that pair perfectly with warmer weather. The Ajo Blanco, or White Gazpacho, is a delicious cold soup that is easy to create at home for the family or while entertaining guests. Chef Armstrong uses olive oil from the local Texas Olive Ranch for a uniquely authentic flavor.  

Chilled Papaya Soup with Maui Gold Pineapple, Kula Lavender Honey and Lime
From Chef Tylun Pang, Executive Chef, The Fairmont Kea Lani
Executive Chef Tylun Pang developed this chilled soup to refresh guests in the hot Hawaiian climate. The soup includes locally-sourced papaya, pineapple, honey and mint, but can be made with the same ingredients in other regions. Chef Pang typically serves this special dish at family gatherings and during the holidays. 

White and Green Gazpacho
From Chef Daniel St. Pierre, restaurant Aux Chantignoles, Fairmont Montebello
A delicious, cold soup, perfect for summer, this gazpacho is a particularly refreshing option after a day at our resort by the Outaouais river, or in your own backyard at home.

Cold Arugula Soup With Mozzarella and Cherry Tomato 
From Chef Serge Jost, Harvest Room restaurant, The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
This cold soup, made with local fresh product, is refreshing and easy to make. Created by Executive Chef Serge Jost, it is a perfect starter for a hot summer day on the patio overlooking the River Vallee or at your own dining table at home. 

Vegan Coconut Corn Chowder 
From Executive Chef Darren Brown, Fairmont Pacific Rim
A corn chowder that is as healthy as it is delicious, Executive Chef Darren Brown created this dish for  ORU Cuisine restaurant in Vancouver.

Strawberry Gazpacho
From the chefs at Fairmont Washington, D.C. 
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is famous for its interior courtyard garden, where visitors love to wind down after a busy day of sight-seeing. In addition to a glass of wine or a cocktail, the best way to beat the D.C. heat in the summer is with a cooling strawberry gazpacho.

Watermelon Gazpacho 
From Chef Angela Bethea, Shuckers restaurant, Fairmont Olympic
With watermelon, lobster and cilantro, this summertime soup is ideal after a long day in the sun and is the perfect mixture of spicy and sweet flavors.



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