Craft Corner Kitchen Chef Jon Cote, in Penticton, putting the finishing touches on his Caesar masterpiece. (Kristi Patton — Western News)

Spicy? With a salty rim? Canada celebrates National Caesar Day

The special day dedicated to the national cocktail falls each year on the Thursday ahead of May Long

Across the country, Canadians hailed the Caesar cocktail Thursday.

While it is believed 360 million Caesars are made each year, National Caesar Day (May 16), is the unofficial kick-off to summer and the Canadian-made drink was given a spicy twist at Craft Corner Kitchen in the South Okanagan.

Chef Jon Cote, in Penticton, stacked up some fun garnishes to celebrate the day. Pouring a gin, basil and watermelon caesar he topped the cocktail off with two pork ribs, kale chimichurri, chicken and waffle, deep friend cheese curds and a beet cured deviled egg. The whole thing was then drizzled with maple gastrique.

READ MORE: Foodie Friday — Scotch eggs at Craft Corner Kitchen

Craft Corner Kitchen is one of nine places nominated in the Best of the South Okanagan 2019, Best Place to Get a Caesar category. Share your favourite place, or vote for one already on the list by clicking here.

National Caesar Day fun facts:

• The celebration day falls on the Thursday before the May long weekend

• It’s believed that the first Caesar was created by Walter Chell at the Calgary Inn
• In 2010, the Caesar ws named Canada’s National Cocktail by parliament
• The truly Canadian drink is celebrating its 50th birthday this year
• Vodka can be replaced with gin, tequila or rum

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Canada Forces Snowbirds making quick trip to Penticton

Planes will be touching down at the Penticton airport to refuel

Theft remains top call for RCMP service in Penticton

Supt. Ted De Jager highlighted some of the statistics his detachment has seen

South Okanagan could be home to the area’s next craft brewery

A public hearing about the proposed brewery will take place at Penticton city hall on Aug. 6

Okanagan society sends seniors, shut-ins on boat excursions

Okanagan Quality Life Society has been providing Okanagan Lake boat rides for nearly 30 years

A rainy July is normal for the Okanagan

Rainy days in July haven’t been seen since before 2014

VIDEO: Plant-based burgers may not be as healthy as they seem

Both the Impossible and Beyond Burger have more saturated fat than beef burgers

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

Okanagan woman heads up college foundation board

Gladys Fraser of Vernon brings experience to role as chair of Okanagan College Foundation board

Stolen car now returned to Summerland dealership

Vehicle was stolen on same day as attempted carjacking incident

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Rock the Lake music festival in Okanagan nears Saturday night sellout

Aug. 10th show is nearly sold out and three-day weekend passes are almost gone as well

Police recover $12,700 in stolen pet food from North Shuswap property

Chase RCMP execute third search of property where stolen vehicles, illegal firearms seized

Hergott: Medical cannabis and ICBC

ICBC might start reimbursing the expense of cannabis just like they do for prescription medications

Most Read