La Maison du Caviar
Warning: this establishment was tested before the reign of Covid 19… Certain information may no longer be up to date in regards to the current situation: hours, menu, prices…
La Maison du Caviar is a true 1950s Parisian classic, and it hasn’t lost any of its splendor since being taken over by Thierry Costes, whose various institutions crisscross the city (Georges, Thoumieux, Hôtels Amour…). In an aquatic Art Deco space with velvet benches, gilded cornices and copper ceiling lights shaped like sea urchins, jet-setters and triangle d’or bigwigs dig into Iranian caviars and other precious jewels from the sea (smoked fish, oysters, taramasalata…). That day, we lunched on: a generous Norwegian salmon plate with plump homemade blinis and a crème fraîche duo (plain and dill-infused); ultra-creamy spaghetti with Polish Baeri caviar; before a freshly-prepared light millefeuille. FYI: the attached boutique has a large selection of luxury eats, so you can take a taste of the sea home with you! // C.D.
FEELING THIRSTY? A fresh Chablis premier cru from the Domaine Charly Nicolle (€14 a glass), a biodynamic Saint-Émillion grand cru from the Château Cartier (€60 a bottle), unless you’d rather max out your credit card with a magnum of Petrus 2006 for… €20,000!
PRICES: Set menus €50-70 (weekday lunch), smoked fish €8-38, à la carte €50-203. Caviar from €100 to €2,000.