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Caviar – love at first bite. The first time I had the chance to try caviar was during our trip to NYC. My cousin, Theresa, purchased an ounce of White Sturgeon Caviar, from Dean & Deluca’s. She was gracious enough to let us try some and that was when I fell in love. Okay, a bit over dramatic. I didn’t even really think I liked it all that much. I mean, it was tasty but eh, what’s the big deal, I thought. Well, ever since that taste, I’ve had it on my mind. This constant curiosity and craving for the buttery, salty, briny, little beads of goodness. I just couldn’t contain it anymore and started searching, yelping, googling the hell out of caviar. After going through a rollercoaster of emotions – oohing and ahhing at the varieties on sites like Tsar Nicoulai and Caviar Express … then gagging at the thought of Ikea “caviar” (which isn’t caviar, it’s fish roe)… then back to oohing and ahhing on GiltTaste.com. I found Petrossian’s.
Talk about a game changer – I discovered they have a boutique and restaurant right here in Los Angeles. I immediately booked reservations and the rest is history. Well, history documented in the following photos ;). It was every bit as delicious as I remembered and I must say, this might be my new favorite LA restaurant. Aside from being able to order ridiculous amounts and varieties of the best caviar available in the states and enjoy them the appropriate accoutrements, their signature dishes are covered with generous amounts of Transmontanus (White Sturgeon) Caviar, too. There are indeed dishes without any caviar (last image below) as well, but we only ordered those to offset the insane amount we consumed.
I should also mention, I loved it so much, we came back the following week for their Caviar 101 course/tasting. Amazing. (The images below are only from our first visit, the second time we went, I was too preoccupied tasting to take any decent photos…)