Once reserved for royalty, caviar is now readily accessible to patricians and plebeians alike – albeit at a hefty price tag. But for the denizens of Miami looking to indulge we’ve compiled a list of the top five places to satiate your craving for this truly haute cuisine.
1 Caviar Kaspia
The first North American outpost of the widely lauded Parisian original that opened its doors in 1927, Caviar Kaspia strikes the perfect balance between Tsarist opulence and contemporary style. Offering an extravagant array of choices from farmed Imperial Baeri to wild Iranian Golden Oscietra along with a smattering of delicious French dishes and desserts, Kaspia is a must for any caviar connoisseur.
2 Caviar and More
Aventura Mall might be the last place one might think to look for one of Miami's finest selections of what is considered by many to be an obscure delicacy, but this tiny kiosk offers a full service menu of Russian, American, Spanish and kosher caviar alongside appetizers and entrees such as foie gras. An excellent selection of fine cheeses and wines are also available.
19575 Biscayne Blvd # 195, 305.936.8554, www.caviarmore.com/buycaviar
3 Marky's Caviar & Gourmet Food Store
Blink and you would miss this tiny gem tucked away in an otherwise nondescript shopping center on NE 79th Street just off Biscayne Blvd. The few who have had the luck of discovering this gourmet Russian market however know that it offers an excellent selection of caviars and other high end food products alongside exemplary customer service and an easy-to-use online store.
NE 79th Street, 305.758.9288, www.Markys.com
4 Bistro One LR
It is never too early to indulge, and Bistro One LR offers a caviar station, along with chilled vodka (no need for tomato juice) as a staple at their Sunday brunch. There is also a special buffet for children and a wide variety of options for adults from omelets to sushi along with unlimited mimosas.
The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, 1 Lincoln Road, 786.276.4000; www.ritz-carlton.com
Azul at Mandarin Oriental offers by far the best selection of caviar in the Brickell / downtown area. Azul specializes in sustainable caviar such as Yukon Gold Blinis and Italian, American or Russian Osserta alongside dishes such as shucked cold water oysters. Also on the menu is one of the finest selections of wine and spirits that Miami has to offer.
Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Drive, 305.913.8254; www.mandarinoriental.com