Decide Which Top Bartender Gets Crowned the Kootenay’s Best Caesar Maker!


You wear a toque. You say ‘zed’. You live eight hours from the nearest beach but you drink clam nectar every day. The only thing more Canadian than a killer Caesar is a killer Caesar while watching curling. SWEEP! On March 19th, 2pm-6pm, Canada’s unspoken national drink gets its due. Clam SLAM: The Kootenay Caesar Showdown! A fun contest to see who makes the best Caesar in the Koots.

We expect 300 thirsty clam-broth/tomato/vodka enthusiasts and the best barkeeps in the region to all roll up their sleeves in the name of cocktails, Canada, and Kootenay bragging rights. The event will be accompanied by a live DJ as well as an extensive outside barbecue feast for all to enjoy!

Taste the creations, and judge their caesar displays! The following awards will be given at the end of the event – so be sure to pick your favorite!

  • Overall Best Taste & Display and Runner-Up by a panel of judges
  • People’s Choice Best Display
  • People’s Choice Best Taste
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The following bartenders will be represented on Sunday’s event:

  • Gabriellas
  • Hume Hotel & Spa
  • The Flying Steamshovel
  • Element Club Bar & Grill
  • Rafters
  • Rock Cut Pub


Tickets will be $20 plus tax. Event will be 2pm – 6pm located at the RED Mountain base area outdoor tent. Tickets include entry into the outdoor tent and 3 x 4oz tasting tokens.

Additional sampler tokens are sold for $1.25 each or $5 for four tokens!

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Sunday, March 19th 2pm – 6pm


Single Day tickets are $20 CAD per person

Included in the ticket are 3x 4 oz. tasting tokens.

Additional sampler tokens are sold for $1.25 each or $5 for four tokens.

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Schedule & Events

And the Competitors Are…

Gabriellas – Uriah Belleville
Hume Hotel & Spa – Greg Basek, Sean Trainor
The Flying Steamshovel – Alex Moon
Element Club Bar & Grill – Jessica Venn, Ann Sears
Rafters –
Rock Cut Pub – Meegs, Harvey

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