Caviar and blini, a classic. Photo via The Caviar Co.’s Facebook page.
Golden osetra. Photo via The Caviar Co.’s Facebook page.
Osetra from The Caviar Co. Photo via The Caviar Co.’s Facebook page.
If you’re lucky, you may have already met the charming sisters behind ~THE CAVIAR CO.~, Petra and Saskia Bergstein, at some swish culinary events around town. (I attended a Ketel One vodka and caviar tasting during the holidays and enjoyed their fun yet informative attitude about caviar.) They supply national customers and a number of chefs and restaurants with their caviar and care deeply about sourcing sustainable and quality caviar, but they also like to offer affordable options so everyone can enjoy it.
The sisters are opening their first brick-and-mortar shop on Union Street, by Perry’s and right in the thick of things (they have just been online up to now). Visitors to the store will be able to ask questions and buy caviar and caviar-related items, like potato chips and mother-of-pearl spoons. The shop will stock their best sellers, like white sturgeon, local hackleback, spendier golden osetra, and smoked trout roe—perfect for your weekend brunch at home. And since they pack to order, their product is always fresh. Guests will also be able to pick up special orders at the shop, and their caviar club members will be greeted with a glass of Champagne (it will be their Caviar Clubhouse).
The room is going to be very Hollywood glam, with velvet, and there is also going to be a large marble table (with brass legs!) with room for 10, which is where they are going to hold special caviar tastings. When you book the experience, guests will have their own small jars to taste from and explore. Don’t have 10 friends to do it with? No problem, just talk to the sisters about what you want to do, and they’ll work with you. They also offer caviar catering for events and private parties and have a custom trike for events that you will see in the shop as well.
They will be doing a soft opening for Valentine’s Day needs, and the grand opening will be in March. Follow along on Instagram to keep up with the news (and here, of course). Hours are TBD, but are looking like 10am-6pm for now. 1954 Union St. at Laguna.