Vancouver Caesar Cocktail Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Caesar Challenge. Restaurants and bars from all over the city were invited to enter their caesar cocktail creations into this challenge, most have created a special cocktail creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant/bar will be featuring their caesar cocktail creations on their menu from May 4-28, 2017.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the caesar cocktail creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best caesar cocktail creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CaesarChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets and instagram posts during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite caesar cocktail creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more and taste the different cocktail creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the 8 Caesar creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge

Bacchus Bacon Scallop Caesar

Bacchus Bacon Scallop Caesar

Price: $18

Created By:  n/a

Description: Classic Caesar garnished with a warm scallop, grilled tiger prawn and grilled bacon slice.

Ingredients: Vodka, Clamato juice, Worchester sauce, Tobasco sauce,  scallop, tiger prawn, grilled bacon slice

Offered: Mon – Fri: Lunch, Afternoon, Dinner & Late Night; Sat-Sun: Brunch, Afternoon, Dinner & Late Night

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge

845 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-689-7777

Web: http://www.wedgewoodhotel.com/

Twitter: @Wedgewoodhotel

Instagram: @wedgewoodhotel

 

Bodega on Main

Premium Double Caesar

 

Premium Double Caesar

Price: $12

Description: A delicious blend of Walter Caesar mix and your choice of Sons of Vancouver chili vodka, Altos blanco tequila, or Ford’s gin.  Garnished with a Spanish flair and rimmed with maldon salt and chili flakes.

Ingredients: Walter caesar mix, prawn, olive, pearl onion, jamón garnish, and your choice of vodka, tequila or gin.

Created by: Paul Rivas

Available: Brunch, Saturdays & Sundays, 11am – 3pm

Bodega on Main

1014 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-565-8815

Web: http://www.bodegaonmain.ca/

Twitter @bodegaonmain

Instagram @bodegaonmain

 

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market

Stadium District Caesar

Stadium District Caesar

Price: $10.50

Created by: Bartender: Mark Ryan

Description: A smoky twist on our Fanny Bay Classic Caesar, the Stadium District Caesar reflects the wonderful neighborhood our Oyster Bar is located in. The smoked pickle juice also nicely pairs with our house smoked Fanny Bay Oysters.

Ingredients: Smoked Pickle Juice Brine, Olive Brine, Lime Juice, Vodka, Clamato Juice, Tabasco, Worchesters sauce, Skewer –  Olive and a house smoked Fanny Bay Oyster, Rim – Montreal Steak spice, celery salt, smoked paprika

Offered: all the time

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market

762 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-9510

Web: http://fannybayoysters.com/location/oyster-bar–shellfish-market

Twitter: @fannybayoysters

Instagram: @fannybayoysters

 

House Special

Night Market Caesar

Night Market Caesar

Price: the Double is $12 and “The Whole Shebang” is $18

Created by: Bar Manager – Bryan Statham

Description: Transport yourself to the streets of Vietnam with House Special’s Night Market Caesar! Made completely from scratch – this caesar marries a festive house-made fish sauce “clamato,” an exotic 6-spice rim, your choice of lemongrass infused vodka or kaffir lime infused gin, and your pick of street food-style garnishes. Make it a meal and get the whole shebang – a spring roll, betel beef skewer, chicken satay, AND crispy tofu!

Ingredients:

Caesar mix – Tomato juice, fish sauce, sriracha, red chili, worcestershire sauce (vegan option available)

Rim – Anise, Coriander, peppercorn, celery seed, chili, curry powder, pink Himalayan salt

Choice of lemongrass infused vodka or kaffir gin

Offered: All day

House Special

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-2939

Web: http://www.housespecial.ca/

Twitter: @housespecialvan

Instagram: @housespecial.ca

 

Hendricks Resto-Lounge

Hendricks Tandoori Caesar

Hendricks Tandoori Caesar

Price: $9.50

Created by: Simon Hawley

Description:  House made Clamato juice, Jalapeño & black peppercorn infused tequila, , Tandoori & Cajun spiced rim, Cucumber rose with yogurt raita, pakora garnish

Ingredients: Clamato juice made from scratch using clam nectar, tomato juice, HP sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, chili flakes, Cajun seasoning, tandoori masala, wasabi

Cholula hot sauce, tabasco and lea & perrins.

Infused blanco tequila with jalapeños and black peppercorn.

Tandoori and Cajun spiced rim.

Cucumber rose with yogurt raita, pakora garnish.

Offered:  Lunch and dinner

Hendricks Resto-Lounge

Location: 433 Robson Street in The Westin Grand

Tel: 604-647-2521

Web: http://hendricksrestaurant.com/

Twitter: @hendricksyvr

Instagram: @hendricksyvr

 

Ban Chok Dee

BanChokDee TYG Caesar

BanChokDee TYG Caesar

Price: $12

Created by:  Parinya Loptson

Description: Enjoy the tingling Thai flavours of Tom Yum Soup spices fused with this quintessential Canadian beverage. Topped with an assortment of delights including a Goong Sarong shrimp skewer.

Begins with a Spiced Bacon Caesar Sphere to pop in your mouth and get you started!

Ingredients: -Absolute Vodka, Maekhong (Thai whiskey) , tobacco, horseradish , Worcestershire, black pepper and thai chili sauce. -Lemongrass, Galangal, lime juice, lime leaf, mixed with Caesar spices.-Dried spiced prawns ,smoked bacon bits

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeethai

And

Ban Chok Dee

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeemr

 

Feast Dining

Smokey Feast Caesar

Smokey Feast Caesar 

Price: $$10 for a single, $12 for a double

brunch special: $8 for a single, $10 for a double

Created by:  Cale Fry

Description: Cale created this caesar with one of his homemade rub for the rim and a dash of bbq sauce which bring unique smokey flavor. He tops it off with Sebastian & Co beef jerky, house dried salted zucchini chips and our famous green Castelvetrano smoked olive.

Ingredients: Vodka, Lemon Juice, White Olive Brine, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, Smokey Bbq sauce. Garnish: Dried salted zucchini chip, Cracked Pepper, Jerky, In house Smoked olives. Top with Clamato Juice

Offered: All the time

Feast Dining

2423 Marine Drive

Tel: (604) 922-1155

Web: http://feastdining.ca/

Twitter: @feastdining

Instagram @feastdining

 

Storm Crow Ale House

Mega Caesar One

Mega Caesar One

Price: Single $12 / Double $14

Created by:

Description: “Outside these walls, a desert. A cursed landscape where old worlds and new worlds collide. Justice is hard to come by in these sprawling Mega Cities; their mega blocks and mega highways. Citizens tremble amid the smouldering chaos. Only one thing can bring hope and order to their lives.

Only MEGA CAESAR ONE can give them justice!”

Judge Dredd, 2000 AD

Ingredients: Odd Society Distillers East Van Vodka infused with sage and rosemary, Walter’s Craft Classic Caesar Mix, Beef broth, Bean juice, Olive, Cocktail onion, Pickle spear, Buffalo and cranberry pepperoni stick from Black Forest Meats in North Vancouver

Offered: Daily 11am – 11PM.

Storm Crow Alehouse

1619 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-9670

Web: http://www.stormcrowalehouse.com/

Twitter: @crowalehouse

Instagram: @stormcrowalehouse

 

The media judges are:

Aaron Alexander

Writer and Creator of BC BuzZ….Plus a film fanatic, music lover & lover of the arts!

Twitter: @aaronmalexander

Instagram: @aaronmalexander

 

David Peng

Blogger at Picky Diners and Vancouver Foodie Pulse

Twitter: @pickydiner

Instagram: @pickydiner

 

Maggi Mei

Blogger and Instagrammer

Twitter: 

Instagram: @magmei

Make sure you pick up one of the Caesar Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from May 4-28, 2017 http://vancouverfoodster.com/caesar-challenge/