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Caviar Russe, which is nominated for a Luxist Award in the Best Caviar Retailer category, has been supplying America's top chefs and restaurants with fine Caspian Sea caviar for over fifteen years. Today, it reaches consumers through direct retail, national mail order sales and the Internet.
Caviar Russe specializes in roe from the Caspian Sea, including the bold, nutty Osetra; rich, intense Sevruga; and the finest American Caviars. To enrich the caviar experience, Caviar Russe offers accompaniments such as quail eggs, profiteroles and plugra butter, as well as mother-of-pearl plateware and utensils.
In 1996, the company opened a restaurant and retail boutique on New York's posh Madison Avenue as part of an effort to expand its brand. In addition to serving high-quality roe, the Caviar Russe Restaurant offers a vast selection of rare vintage champagnes and a comprehensive vodka list, while the adjoining retail boutique provides patrons with an opportunity to bring home a supply of their freshest favorites.
The company's online business offers a wide selection of caviar sold by the ounce and pound, in addition to smoked salmon, fois gras and game. It also has a selection of caviar pairings packed in insulated caviar gift bags complete with pearl caviar utensils, creme fraiche, and home made crepe blinis.
In an attempt to protect the Caspian Sea area that produces some of the worlds most famous caviar, Caviar Russe works with CITES (Convention for the International Trade of Endangered Species) to eliminate the black market trade of premium roe and to support aggressive reinvestment and preservation efforts in the Caspian region.
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