Vancouver Foodster presents the Caesar Cocktail Challenge

This is our 1st Caesar Cocktail Challenge featuring 11 restaurants in Vancouver, North Van and Richmond that runs from March 12 – April 5, 2015.

Participating restaurants are showcasing new Caesar creations invented for this Caesar challenge while some of them have entered their Caesars off their menus, all will be offered in all of these establishments during the challenge period .

For our Challenges, we have 2 sets of winners. The People’s Choice winners will be selected by the public who are invited to visit any of the participating restaurants and order the Caesar creations and then decide on which ones they think are worthy of winning the challenge by casting their votes.

For this challenge we have 3 media judges and they are:

Joe Leary

Host of Just Here for the Beer Radio, Broadcaster, Feature Writer/Columnist for 24 Hours Newspaper, Feature Writer BC Lions Magazine

Twitter: @reallyjoeleary


Aaron Alexander

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

Twitter: @aaronmalexander


Dianne Chow

Writer and Creator of

Twitter: @FabFrugalVan

These are just some of the unique Caesar cocktail creations in this challenge
U and I Thai


U and I ThaiU and I Thai

U&I Thai Caesar

Price: $9.95

Description: A delicious blend featuring exotic spices and ingredients creating a mouth full of delicate flavour that tingle your taste buds. On the palate the taste is fresh and green, with the clearly defined flavours dancing on your tongue.  Caesar connoisseurs will appreciate this unique blend of spices and find it hard to stop at just one.

Ingredients: Tamarind juice, dried Chinese plum, garden fresh Galangal root, Basil and Lemongrass is added to the Clam Cocktail base and seasoned with black pepper, salt, Tabasco

Lea & Perrins, and  Angostura Bitters.

Created by: Chef A-guan Phutyeam and Mr. Kittipoj  Chidjarean

Offered: All the time

U & I Thai

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 875-6999


Twitter: @uratomjit


Milestones Grill & Bar

Milestones Grill & BarMilestones Grill & Bar

West Coast Fixer

Price: $15

Description:  The mix is Walter and we have added Sauza tequila as well as Howe Sound IPA. We have a culinary garnish of a crab roll, shrimp skewer, pickle, cherry tomato, lime wedge, and lemon.

Ingredients: Walter Caesar mix, worchester sauce, tobacco sauce, kosher salt, souza rail tequila, howe sound IPA draught, crab salad, Hawaiian bun, shrimp skewer, steak spice, lemon, fresh basil, lime wedge, pickle, cherry tomato

Crab salad: pasteurized crab meat, mayonnaise, fresh cut salsa, green onion, garlic in oil, kosher salt, black pepper

Created by: Executive Chef Jason Rosso and National Beverage Manager Nathan Cameron.

Offered day and night (all day).

Milestones Yaletown

1109 Hamilton Street, Vancouver


Twitter: @MilestonesYale




Milestone’s Robson

1145 Robson Street, Vancouver


Twitter:  @MilestonesRBSN

Pinnacle Pier Hotel


Pinnacle Pier HotelPinnacle Pier Hotel

West coast Salmon Gin Caesar

Price: $7

Description: made with local Victoria Gin, house made horse radish, and a tasty piece of candied salmon, spicy bean & blue cheese stuffed olive! But most importantly, the rim is a ground smoked bacon & Cajun spice!

Ingredients: Victoria Spirits Gin, horseradish, candied salmon, blue cheese, olive, bacon, Cajun spice.

Created by: Lobby Bartender’s creation (Dean, Ali, Vanessa and Jason)

Offered: All the time

Pinnacle Pier Hotel

138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Tel: 604-986-7437


Twitter: @PinnaclePier

CAVU Kitchen Bar

CAVU Kitchen BarCAVU Kitchen Bar

The Caesar Gonzalez

Price: $10.50

Description: Spicy Mexican take on a Caesar with Patron Tequila, lots of Fresh Lime & Splash of Corona

Ingredients: Patron, Fresh Lime, Cholula, Walter’s Caesar Mix, Worcestershire, Jalapeno pulp, Corona, cracked pepper & Salt. Garnish –Fresh Jalapeno, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Pickled Carrot, Lime wheel, Lime Zest, Cherry Tomato, Cilantro Sprig

Created by: Allison Bown

Offered: Lunch & Dinner time.

CAVU Kitchen Bar

5911 Minoru Blvd , Richmond

Tel: 604-232-5001


Twitter: @CAVUKitchenBar
The full list of participating restaurants can be found here

Voting: The public is invited to order these Caesar creations at the participating restaurants keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness,  traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. People can vote the same day after trying the Caesar creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites from March 12 – April 5, 2015.

With a smartphone, customers will be able to vote from their table in the restaurant right after they have eaten the Caesar creation.

We will announce the winning restaurants and their Caesar creations on April 7, 2015.

About Vancouver Foodster
Founded in 2009 by Richard Wolak, Vancouver Foodster is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. The site offers expert advice on the hottest restaurants, parties, and openings this city has to offer, as well as the most interesting dining trends and newest cuisines and food around the region. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food challenges with restaurants and chefs throughout the year!

Richard Wolak,
Vancouver Foodster
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Twitter: @VanFoodster


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