If you like a good drink, you might want to consider taking a trip to Alberta to try Canada’s best Caesar.
A restaurant called Sorso Lounge in Airdrie won the title of “Best Caesar in Town” for its creation “Suffering Caesar” in a competition hosted by Mott’s Clamato Caesar.
The restaurant also won a grand prize of $ 25,000 after competing among 255 restaurants from coast to coast for first place.
In his video submission, managing partner London Richard of Sorso Lounge concocted a Caesar “inspired by the Guatemalan Worry Dolls, which reflected his travel experiences over the years,” according to a press release.
Sorso Lounge – Airdrie, AB – Finalist
Richard’s video was one of ten videos shared on the Mott’s Clamato website, where Canadians voted to help choose the grand prize winner.
The delicious looking drink contains wild ingredients like fermented black garlic, pineapple rum, mango nectar, Worcestershire coconut and, of course, Mott’s Clamato Caesar. Ice cubes even contain bone marrow.
âMy whole body started to shake as I wasn’t expecting it as the competition was so fierce,â Richard said of his victory in the press release.
Sorso Lounge has decided to donate the cash prize to various local charities, including the Airdrie Health Foundation, to reimburse the community that supported them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
âThe community was there for us when we needed it, so now it’s our turn to support them,â said Richard.
Mott’s Clamato also decided to donate $ 10,000 each to the nine finalists.
âWe wanted to give back to the industry that made the Caesar, and after a difficult year we couldn’t think of a better way than to offer them much needed money to rejuvenate their businesses,â said Kassandra Falvo, director of the Mott’s Clamato brand.
“We also donated $ 50,000 to Bartender’s Benevolent Fund to individually support the talented bartenders in our country.”
In Alberta, proof of vaccination may be required to access certain events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.