Give The Gift of Caviar


Petrossian Caviar and a plate of blini or potato pancakes with caviar and crème fraîche at C’est Si Bon. (Melanie Bell / Palm Beach Daily News)


Ring in the holiday season with the delectable delicacy of Petrossian Caviar, sold at C’est Si Bon. With a variety of choices to suit your taste and budget, it is a gift certain to impress your foodie friends or the host.


“The island is off to a spectacular holiday season. Festive energy permeates the air. On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah merge. It will be a grand night for entertaining family and friends.

And gourmet shops have stocked their shelves with imaginative goodies and gifts. Many items are time-sensitive, delicate and in limited supply. Savvy Palm Beach shoppers know that for the best selections, it’s best to shop early.

Here are a few of the highlights of what you may expect to find around town.

For many families, this means lots of latke, crisp potato pancakes or buckwheat blini, served with sour cream or crème fraiche. For an elegant touch to the festivities, try adding a dollop of special caviar.

Petrossian Tsar Imperial Osetra caviar, which is farmed in Israel, is available in Palm Beach. (Who could have imagined those elusive wild Russian sturgeon would be living it up in Galilee?)

Osetra caviar from Israel is one of the world’s most sought-after roe. Petrossian’s Tsar Imperial Osetra caviar eggs are around three-millimeters in diameter and pale gray in color. They burst with flavor in your mouth.

Prices begin at $275 for 1.75 ounces to $2,500 for 17.6 ounces. Kilo (2.2-pound) tins, at $5,000, are available with a two-day notice. Israeli caviar, plus a full-line of domestic and imported Petrossian caviar, are available at C’est Si Bon.” – Roberta Sabban, Palm Beach Daily News


Pick up the 12/8 edition of The Shiny Sheet or visit

Visit C’est Si Bon in Palm Beach to shop for more holiday gifts: 280 Sunset Avenue; (561) 659-6503