And a fine catalog it is, too. It's beautifully photographed, well written, and has a classic layout. I believe it's a category award-winner. You can view it here in all its glory here.
(Ok, let's get the disclosure out of the way: Petrossian is not a client of mine; I am a customer of theirs. I'm not an affiliate. I just love caviar, and their Tsar-cut smoked salmon, and... Well, enough said. FYI, if Baltimore had a fine caviar shop, I'd be writing about it.)
I consider Petrossian in New York City the finest caviar merchant in the United States.
Without question they have the finest location in the country. Housed in the historic Alwyn Court Building on Manhattan's West Side at 180 W 58th Street, one block from Carnegie Hall and four blocks from Lincoln Center, it's a must see for architecture buffs, gourmet food shoppers, and folks who need a taste of the good stuff. It's heaven for people who need a caviar fix.
I've ordered caviar and fish roe from lots of online sellers. I've purchased my fair share in retail locations, also. In my opinion, there is not a company in the country that sells a more consistently perfect product than Petrossian. Their customer service is pretty remarkable, too.
Petrossian has a restaurant at the same location and if you love Restaurant Weeks like I do, watch for their NYC Restaurant Week menu for 2011. It's always worth grabbing a Bolt Bus from Baltimore and heading up I-95 for a day for their lunch or dinner. And while you're in New York, stop by The Russian Tea Room for a martini or a vodka flight at the bar.
Now then, who wants to open a fine caviar store in Baltimore? I'm on-board.
Don't forget to visit me at my day job.
I'm Stephen Brockelman, Freelance Copywriter.