Walter is a Caesar mix that is made in small batches right here in Canada. It’s ingredients? Vine ripened tomatoes, grated horseradish, Worchestershire and hot sauce, spices and authentic clam juice from the North Atlantic. This Caesar is created with vodka, cilantro, cucumber and horseradish. The consistency of the drink is much thicker as it’s made with real ingredients as opposed to powdered up products which most places tend to use. The taste is almost slightly sweet, but complimented well with the other ingredients (cilantro and cucumber) for a refreshing and surprisingly smooth taste. Attention restaurants, if you want to make a non-Caesar-believer out of someone, you might want to try switching to Walter Caesar Mix.
This event was hosted at Long Table Distillery featuring their vodka and gin mixed in splendidly with Walter Caesar mix. Long Table Distillery is Vancouver’s first independent (and family owned to boot) craft distillery. A variety of different Gin and Vodkas are handcrafted in small batches right on site. Asides from the alcohol, they have an array of bar items for sale from bitters to barware.
Also at the event was Richard from Curious Oyster catering. He has such a wealth of information and obvious passion for sourcing local, fresh oysters for events that they do. The presentation of these wonderful oysters is also first rate.
Richard introduced us to three different types of oysters all from the Out Landish Shellfish Guild. Who are the Out Landish Shellfish Guild, you ask? They are a group of eight different farms that are family run with a commitment to the highest quality shellfish. While they have many other shellfish products including clams, mussels and scallops – their oysters were highlighted during the event. The three were the Black Pearls, Marina’s Top Drawer and Beach Angel. All were so clean and refreshing to the palate, not too much of a salty taste to them. I now have ones to look out for on menus when I make my oyster rounds in Vancouver!