Fancy fish roe service remains one of the most decadent orders around, and chefs around town are offering the indulgent treat to appease extravagant diners.
Restaurateur and seafood buff Robert Wiedmaier remains D.C.’s king of caviar, with pricey picks at both his year-old Darcy hotel restaurant Siren and the prix-fixe Marcel’s.
Since this map was last updated last year, a few players have deleted the delicacy from menus. Dupont Circle’s year-old sexy nightclub Saint Yves is no longer offering the aphrodisiac, opting to instead focus on events and bottle service, and Chevy Chase’s Kōbō at Sushiko has nixed its vegan “caviar” course for now.
While some caviar can be found for less than $40 an ounce, more exclusive varieties can command up to $400 per portion (Mastro’s carries such a price tag for one of its rare varietals). More restaurants are searching outside of Russian waters for the delicacy these days. The nutty and buttery Petrossian Special Reserve Alverta caviar, sustainably farmed in California, is popping up on many menus across the area.Read More