What is caesar fest?
Caesar Fest was created to pay homage to Canada's National Cocktail.
Curated by our panel of Caesar lovers and craftiest Caesar makers, Caesar Fest will bring you some of the best tasting and unique Caesars in the city and pair them with gourmet food and epic entertainment.
It’s an event for cocktail enthusiasts to share in the culture and learn about exciting new Caesar related products, all in one place.
Canada's National Cocktail
The Bloody Caesar
Created by walter chell in 1969
Officially named Canada’s national cocktail by Parliament in 2010, the Caesar will be celebrating it's 50th anniversary in 2019!
The Caesar was invented in Calgary in 1969 by bartender Walter Chell. Walter was asked to create a signature cocktail for the opening of a new Italian restaurant located at the Calgary Inn (now the Westin) named Marco’s Italian Restaurant. Chell, a world-traveling European immigrant, was inspired to create a brand new cocktail based on his favourite Italian dish, Spaghetti Alle Vongole, a delicious savoury spaghetti dish served with fresh tomato sauce and clams. Canada is a nation of immigrants, so it only makes sense that our national cocktail would be developed by an immigrant inspired by Italian cuisine. The Caesar is multiculturalism in a glass!
We now celebrate National Caesar Day on the Thursday before the Victoria Day long weekend. With over 360 million Caesars being consumed by Canadians every year we realized that there is an appetite for Caesar fans to all get together for Caesar Fest!