After years of preparation and laying the groundwork, David Rosengarten’s caviar (selected for its ultra-high quality AND its perfect profile for enjoying with Champagne) is now available for sale just in time for the holiday season. This first-ever exclusive David Rosengarten Gastronomic Selection caviar is provided by the world’s greatest caviar company, Petrossian, based in Paris. Here’s some background:
The legendary Petrossian family convenes every few months to taste a great quantity of caviar in 20 or 30 two-kilo containers. Their purpose is to grade the caviar and make decisions about labeling and price. The Petrossians are now allowing David to join them at this family-only tasting to choose his favorite caviar. After David selects his picks, they pack the caviar from that two-kilo container into glass jars of various sizes, which remain refrigerated until they reach peak condition. Caviar, when properly refrigerated, takes months, even years, to age. They keep the cold jars in waiting, until they are in perfect condition, just at the time they are peaking. The caviar will be shipped to you in plenty of time for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Once it arrives, the jars of this unsurpassed delicacy will keep perfectly, unopened, in your refrigerator for 4 weeks.
David has selected caviar that are complex, nutty, buttery, and rounded. This first selection is a white sturgeon caviar from the West Coast known as Alverta. The rich, medium, dark grey caviar is offered in three sizes, THE TEASE (50g – $140), an ample sample for two to kick off an elegant evening, THE DINNER PARTY (125g – $300), a luscious treat for an intimate dinner party of four, and THE SPLURGE (250g – $580), an indulgent treat with enough for a spectacular celebration for eight. For the perfect pairing, Champagnes from Michel Gonet have a toasty quality that nicks perfectly with the eggy-buttery complexity of the caviar. Selections include, the 2002 Blanc de Blancs, Michel Gonet and the 2004 Blanc de Blancs, The Nude, Michel Gonet and are also available at drosengarten.com.
To read more about this superb paring visit read David’s recent blog post announcing the launch of the caviar.
Caviar is packed to order. For perishable items overnight shipping is required, with a flat rate of $35 to the lower 48 states. There is a $15 surcharge for shipments to Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. Order online at drosengarten.com. Orders must be placed by December 13th.