“Fingers crossed, it comes in waves.” Steve Walker took a big risk opening up Canada’s first dedicated caesar bar, 1858. It’s quickly becoming a must try attraction along Hurontario street in Collingwood, next to the Gayety Theatre. Walker still isn’t sure the hype will last but he’s optimistic. “We provide an experience and a product that is unique, so I think that’s why it’s working.”
The name 1858 comes from the year the town was incorporated. Besides being dedicated to caesars, the ‘special factor’ that makes 1858 unique is the Walker OneShot premium caesar additive.
“We hope this keeps up, it’s wild.”
Vanessa Walker says they just sold out of it over the weekend.
Vanessa says Walker’s OneShot, which will be featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den soon, started after many hungover mornings. “We just got sick of how long it took to make a caesar and from running out of all the ingredients so Steve developed it.”
They sell the additive at the bar and also put it in all of their caesars.
Walker One Shot premium Caesar Additive has 16 herbs and spices, house brine, worcestershire and tobasco. You can make-your-own caesar or order one of 1858’s 20 specialty caesars with hundreds of toppings and 12 different rimmers to choose from.