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The BeaverTail goes to Washington

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By Tara Kimura, CBCNews.ca

At a tailgate party next week celebrating the U.S. Presidential inauguration, American guests at the Canadian Embassy will nosh on the crispy, sweet, deep-fried goodness that is the BeaverTail.

BeaverTails' founder Grant Hooker said Canadian officials asked him to consider bringing his treats — which were first served up in 1980 at Ottawa's ByWard Market — to the U.S. capital.

"They said, 'One of the best places to watch the inaugural parade is in our front yard," Hooker told the Canadian Press. "We're thinking of inviting 1,000 guests — probably three-quarters of them important Americans — to come and watch the parade with us. Have a tailgate party. We wanted to bring a Canadian food there, would you consider bringing BeaverTails?' And I said mais oui, mais oui, mais oui."

Hooker will fashion his ObamaTails with the traditional oval-shaped, whole-wheat pastry, topped with maple syrup and a chocolate O.

The BeaverTail seems to me an apt treat to enjoy on what will likely be a cold, January day. I have long heard friends from Ottawa discuss their affection for BeaverTails — typically devoured after a long and lovely skating excursion on the Rideau Canal.

If you were planning the party, which Canadian food would you choose to showcase? Poutine? Ice wine? Butter tarts? Tell us what you would put on the menu.

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Caitlin

Winnipeg

Pickerel, battered English-style and served with fries a la Kenora chip truck (lots of salt & vinegar), moosemeat kabobs, hot chocolate with whipped cream and maple syrup.

Posted January 14, 2009 08:04 AM

Rose

Tourtière (meatpie), maple syrup on pancakes, maple cream cookies made with 100% maple syrup, tarte au sucre (sugar pie), definitely poutine, moose burgers and bannock

Posted January 14, 2009 10:22 AM

Chantel

Yukon

Nanaimo Bars! Definitely poutine, and something to do with arctic char... Some Tim Horton's coffee and timbits!

Posted January 14, 2009 11:22 AM

mayfairgirl

How is this NEWS? Has the CBC resorted to ad based "journalism" for revenue?

Posted January 14, 2009 11:46 AM

Bluenoser

Nova Scotia Lobster, Newfoundland Cod Cheeks, New Brunswick Fiddleheads, P.E.I. Potato/Fish Cakes, and heck bring them some Schwartz's (Montreal smoked meat).

For that matter bring ~me~ some Schwartz's.

Posted January 14, 2009 01:32 PM

Chantel

Yukon

Bluenoser, I second that about the Montreal smoked meat... And maybe some Siegel's Bagels to go with?

Posted January 14, 2009 04:49 PM

Elizabeth Montgomery

Calgary

mayfairgirl . . . . Lighten Up.

Posted February 12, 2009 09:58 AM

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