Capital Caesar Showdown 2018 Recap

Dominique Baker at the Capital Caesar Showdown in Ottawa ON

Capital Caesar Showdown at Mulligans Golf Bar in Ottawa

A big thank you to all of the participants, judges & patrons of the 2018 Capital Caesar Showdown! We had 6 competing bars vying for the title of Ottawa’s Best Caesar and they did not disappoint.

The Umami Tsunami by Jeff Houlton of The Senate Bank Street Ottawa, ON

Umami Tsunami – Jeff Houlton – The Senate Tavern on Bank * First Place Judges Choice

  • Pinnacle Vodka
  • Motts Clamato
  • House-fermented Sriracha
  • “Samurai Sauce”
  • Wasabi & nori rim
  • Garnished with cucumber maki roll, edamame & ginger infused sake hitchhiker


Wake the Duck Up by Marc Bosse of Sur-Lie Ottawa, ON

Wake the Duck Up! – Marc Bossé – Sur-Lie Fine Food & Wine *Second Place Judges Choice

  • Duck fat infused Pinnacle Vodka
  • Papaya ghost pepper hot sauce
  • House-made worcestershire sauce
  • Fresh fennel and cumin rim
  • Garnished with duck bacon and fois gras powder


The Island Caesar by Chris Prendergast of Mulligans Golf Bar in Ottawa, ON

The Island Caesar – Chris Prendergast – Mulligans Golf Bar *Peoples Choice

  • Pineapple, burnt scotch bonnet & all-spice infused Pinnacle Vodka
  • Pineapple juice
  • Mott’s Clamato
  • Worcestershire
  • Lime juice
  • Ginger-ale molasses & jerk spice rim
  • Garnished with grilled pineapple, deep fried plantain w/ brown sugar & jerk chicken


Over 9000 by Christopher Vachon of The Clocktower Pub

It’s Over 9000! – Christopher Vachon – The Clocktower

  • Pinnacle Vodka
  • Soju
  • Clamato
  • Hoisin
  • Sriracha
  • Sate sauce
  • Pickled ginger juice
  • Togarashi (Japanese seven spice) rimmer
  • Garnished with tempura yam, Karachi chicken, pickled chilli, pickled ginger, fresh cucumber.


The Grilled Cheezer – Jeremy Gaulin – Foreign Cinema

  • Grilled Cheese infused Pinnacle Vodka
  • House-made pickled onion worcestershire
  • Fresh charred tomato
  • Clamato
  • Basil
  • Pulled pork and Zesty Dorito rim
  • Garnished with a smoked gouda grilled cheese sandwich


The Savoy Caesar by Ian Wilson of The Savoy Brasserie

The Savoy Caesar – Ian Wilson – The Savoy Brasserie

  • Pinnacle Vodka
  • Worcestershire
  • House hot sauce
  • Basil
  • Mott’s Clamato
  • Jerk seasoning rim
  • Garnished with jumbo shrimp