Recap: Best Caesar Challenge

Yay, I’m a judge again! This is the third challenge by Vancouver Foodster for which I’m a media judge. This time I’m the lucky one who gets to taste 8 different Caesar creations from restaurants or bars all over the city. The Best Caesar Challenge is running from May 4 – 28, and it’s the best opportunity for locals and tourists to celebrate this Canadian cocktail.

Do you know that Caesar has been officially named Canada’s National Cocktail by Parliament in 2009?And the National Caesar Day takes place each year on the Thursday prior Canada’s unofficial kickoff of summer – the Victoria Day long weekend.

Here are the 8 delicious caesar cocktails

Bacchus Bacon Scallop Caesar ($18)

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge

845 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Tel: 604-689-7777
Web: http://www.wedgewoodhotel.com/
Twitter: @Wedgewoodhotel
Instagram: @wedgewoodhotel

Premium Double Caesar
($12)

Caesar no.7 – "Premium Double Caesar" @bodegaonmain … $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 —————————————————- ONE MORE WEEK to join the fun of #caesarchallengeyvr by @vanfoodster And big thanks to my caesar buddies @noshandnibble @magmei @eatwithmao #canoneos —————————————————#PICKYDINER For feature

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Bodega on Main

1014 Main Street, Vancouver
Tel: 604-565-8815
Web: http://www.bodegaonmain.ca/
Twitter @bodegaonmain
Instagram @bodegaonmain

Stadium District Caesar ($10.50)

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

Night Market Caesar
($12 – $18)

Caesar#2 – "Night Market Caesar" ….. The Double is $12 and “The Whole Shebang” is $18… Created by Bryan Statham @housespecial.ca —- 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 11-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! —– 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, and more —————————————————Choice of lemongrass infused vodka or kaffir gin #caesarchallengeyvr @vanfoodster @lforlife_vancouver #canoneos

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House Special

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Tel: (778) 379-2939
Web: http://www.housespecial.ca/
Twitter: @housespecialvan
Instagram: @housespecial.ca

Hendricks Tandoori Caesar
($9.50)

Caesar no.3 "Hendricks Tandoori Caesar" ($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. @hendricksyvr #caesarchallengeyvr @vanfoodster #bloodycaesar #canoneos —————————————————–#PICKYDINER for feature

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Hendricks Resto-Lounge

Location: 433 Robson Street in The Westin Grand
Tel: 604-647-2521
Web: http://hendricksrestaurant.com/
Twitter: @hendricksyvr
Instagram: @hendricksyvr

BanChokDee TYG Caesar
($12)

Caesar no. 5- "Tom Yum Goong Caesar" ($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 @banchokdeethai #caesarchallengeyvr @vanfoodster #bloodycaesar #thaicuisine #canoneos —————————————————#PICKYDINER For feature

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Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley
Tel: 778-278-3088
Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai
Instagram: @banchokdeethai

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Web: http://www.banchokdee.com
Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai
Instagram: @banchokdeemr

Smokey Feast Caesar
($10 – $12)

Feast Dining

2423 Marine Drive
Tel: (604) 922-1155
Web: http://feastdining.ca/
Twitter: @feastdining
Instagram @feastdining

Mega Caesar One
($12 – $14)

Caesar no.7 "Mega Caesar One" … Single $12 / Double $14 … 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 …. another fun time with @domoiscraving !!! @stormcrowalehouse #caesarchallengeyvr @vanfoodster #bloodycaesar #canoneos —————————————————#PICKYDINER For feature

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Storm Crow Alehouse

1619 West Broadway, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 428-9670
Web: http://www.stormcrowalehouse.com/
Twitter: @crowalehouse
Instagram: @stormcrowalehouse

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