I think it was the mixed texture, the cream soup with peas. It would have been better without the peas. It was full of flavor and the cayenne powder provided a little kick.
This soup has a deep earthy flavor with sweet undertones. We really liked the subtle hint of spice from the curry and cayenne, and the cilantro added at the end really is a nice touch. The balsamic gave the soup an unexpected tang. Over all a darned good recipe! Good luck in the contest! :)