An Ode To Cheese Soup

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  1. Mackieman
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    I'd like to start off the shiny new UA/CO forum by asking a simple question, while keeping in mind that Chelsea does offer some rather good (and a few deplorable) soups for domestic F catering:

    What's a guy gotta do to get some cheese soup around here?
     
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    Go to Panera Bread ..... [​IMG]
     
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    My neighbor makes a really good brocolli cheese soup; which I know is not the same. I'm fond of the domestic mushroom soup, but the int'l one is a bit too rich for me.
     
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    Mmmmm! I like the domestic mushroom soup too. Don't seem to see it as much these days.
     
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    Me either :(
     
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    Cheese soup? Not cool sir, not cool. [​IMG]
     
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    Would you prefer cheese soup or gravy? ;)
     
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    Give me gravy or give me death! (But I'll also happily take the cream of mushroom, clam chowder, or lobster bisque!)

    Actually, speaking of the soups here, CJ1120 had a good idea in placing them in the hub lounges. CO/UA can do a good job with them, and if they have a kitchen on site at the airport and are making up gallons of the slop anyway, just load some onto one of those golf carts and shuttle it over to the lounge. Heck, they might even be able to hit a pax or two on the way over as an added bonus!
     
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    CAAAAAAART!

    Some of the soups are actually pretty good, I think. I'm not normally an artichoke fan but they had an artichoke soup back in the middle of last year that was amazing. Though, I suppose it is somewhat difficult to ruin a cream-based soup...
     
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    famous last words .....[​IMG]
     
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    If they did a more "upscale" version of the mushroom soup or the corn chowder in the lounges, I'd be all over it.
     
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    I actually liked the broccoli cheese soup. Granted, I didn't like it so much I wanted it on every flight, but I didn't dislike it at all.

    I could do without the minestrone, which has been in heavy rotation lately.

    My favorites are the mushroom, lobster bisque (haven't seen it in ages), the chicken artichoke one they introduced late last year, and the one that's like a tortilla soup without the tortillas but has chicken and corn in it.

    Anyone remember the cream of asparagus soup they had a few years ago? Fortunately it does seem to be gone for good. I like asparagus, but not really as a soup flavor, and certainly not on an airplane.
     
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    I also liked the broccoli cheese soup, the mushroom, and the chicken artichoke. And the lobster bisque was excellent.

    I live a block from Zabar's and they have a terrific broccoli/cauliflower/cheddar soup; sometimes hot at the cafe, almost always for takeaway in the main store.
     
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    I'm with you. I liked the broccoli cheese soup. But, now that I'm doing weight watchers I suppose I'd have to pass on it [​IMG] But, I think my favorite was the mushroom. I do like the tortilla/chicken one, though.
     
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    Haven't had any CO soups lately, been flying mostly UA domestic [​IMG]. Did try out a seafood chowder and tomato bisque on UA F to/from NRT. Quite tasty as well.
     
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    I really like the tortilla-ish soup on UA! Also, the lentil soups on UA/CO are pretty good. The mushroom soup I recently had on CO was too salty for my taste. Cheese soup? I certainly hope there is some beer in there…
     
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    You can always add that ;)
     
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    Soup on a plane??? Oh wait.. I've been flying AA...
     
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    I miss CO's delicious lobster bisque. It was a staple around 2004-2005 but has all but disappeared. I'd love to see it rotate through again, it's been a while.

    I always thought a turkey chili (or any chili, really) would be a great option, given that thick, hearty soups are preferable for serving inflight.
     
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    I wonder if it is due to the price of lobster, really.
     
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    Or the price of langoustine? [​IMG]
     
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    Most of the soups in INTL F are quite good. The only issue is the quantity is not there. The soup is one of the three things in the meal service that UA F has good. The other two are the cheese selection and the Ice Cream. [​IMG]
     
  23. The last few weeks I have had the minestrone which has been way too thick, there was barely any broth. A hearty soup is nice, but this crossed the line of sludge.

    I have take the same IAH-DCA flight every Thursday of 2011 and am amused how the different FA all describe the same two dishes as something different every week.

    One dish is a ravioli (probably cheese filling) with a mushroom and red sauce. The other is a spicy chicken dish served over white rice. I have heard variations of noodles, lasanga, pasta and ravioli for the first and jambalaya, asian stew or chicken with rice for the latter. None of the descriptions seem to adequately describe the dishes
     
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    Chicken tortilla and plain old tomato soup were my favorites.
     
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    Do UA and CO have the same soup and meals in Domestic First now?
     

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