My husband and I attended a 40th birthday party in the Wine Cellar at the Angus Barn last month. One of the courses was a sweet potato soup that was so delicious I think many of us wanted to lick our bowls. Can you see if the Angus Barn would be willing to share the recipe? -- J.V., Raleigh
The Wine Cellar at the Angus Barn (9401 Glenwood Ave.; 781-2444; www.angusbarn.com) showcases the restaurant's world class wine list and the culinary talents of executive chef Walter Royal, offering an elegant alternative to the bucolic setting and steakhouse fare upstairs. Chef Royal generously ladles up the secrets of his sweet potato soup.
Specialty of the House gets recipes for local restaurant dishes. Send requests, including your city, to Specialty of the House, c/o The News & Observer or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Find past columns and recipes at newsobserver.com/specialty.