Two-day sampling event and market to celebrate Canada’s National Cocktail with over 40 Caesars, local food, craft beer, Caesar merch & goods available. Starting on 2022 National Caesar Day, Thursday, May 19th & continues to May 20th.
May 19th – 5pm to 10pm (VIP Entrance at 4pm)
May 20th – 5pm to 10pm (VIP Entrance at 4pm)
The Big Four Building,
In 1969, bartender Walter Chell was tasked with creating a new signature cocktail for the brand-new Italian restaurant in the Calgary Inn, named Marco's. Walter decided he'd take inspiration from his favourite dish that he longed for since leaving Italy and becoming a world traveler, Spaghetti Alle Vongole, which is served with fresh tomato sauce and clams. The guests at the restaurant loved it and soon so did the city, the province and the country. The rest is history. In 2010 the Canadian government declared the Caesar as Canada's National Cocktail and in 2022 Calgary is officially taking it back!