Where to Celebrate National Caviar Day in the City

By Carissa Dunlap | July 17, 2019 | Food & Drink

On July 18, savor the delicacy that is the very definition of elegance and luxury. Here, we tell you the best places to celebrate National Caviar Day in Philadelphia.

Lacroix

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In celebration of The Rittenhouse hotel’s 30th anniversary, the restaurant will feature an exclusive Caviar Collection. Dig into a serving of the Royal Imperial caviar, a bottle of 2006 Dom Perignon and a fetching LAGOS necklace with caviar beading and pearls. Each collection also comes with a donation of 30 meals to the Broad Street Ministry, a church community that practices radical hospitality through different social services such as their lunch program. Package $3,000, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 215.790.2533, lacroixrestaurant.com

Barclay Prime

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The gold standard of Philadelphia steakhouses, the Rittenhouse restaurant offers a sublime selection of caviar, like the imported Royal Ossetra, known for its delectably firm texture and nutty flavor, and creamy Royal Kaluga. Both specialties are accompanied by blinis, egg whites, egg yolks, red onions, crème fraîches, and chives. Prices vary, 237 S. 18th St., 215.732.7560, barclayprime.com

Serpico

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Who doesn’t love doughnuts for dinner? Stop by the discreet South Street dining destination for their savory doughnut—a dish that not only features a distinctive pairing of smoked whitefish cream, olives, and nori, but a generous dollop of caviar on top as well. $95, 604 South St., 215.925.3001, serpicoonsouth.com

Morimoto

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Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s modern Japanese restaurant is all about indulgence—like the toro and yellowtail tartare, both drenched in fresh wasabi and complemented by a serving of Kaluga caviar for an out-of-this-world culinary experience. From $22, 723 Chestnut St., 215.413.9070, moriomotorestaurant.com

Volvér

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Before the theater doors open, head over to Volvér for a pre-show tasting and wine pairing. Enjoy a light snack of chips and caviar before tasting Chef Garces’ Berto halibut: a delightful dish of hackleback caviar, melted leeks and kale vinaigrette—all artfully placed on a bed of artichoke broth. Chef’s Tasting from $95, 300 S. Broad St., 215.670.2303, philadelphia.volverrestaurant.com

Ocean Prime

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Celebrate the holiday at Center City’s Ocean Prime with a complimentary truffled deviled egg piled with caviar. Pair the delectable treat with a bottle of cabernet sauvignon from Robert Mondavi winery’s reserve list. S. 15th St., 215.563.0163, ocean-prime.com

Townsend

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Located in the heart of East Passyunk Avenue, chef Townsend Wentz’s understated French restaurant will offer a half and a full ounce of Osetra caviar on the menu only on National Caviar Day. Each serving comes with toasted brioche, crème fraîches, dill, chives yolk gel, chive blossoms, sun-side quail eggs, fried capers, and red wine vinegar pickled shallots. From $60, 1623 E. Passyunk Ave., 267.639.3203, townsendphl.com



Photography by: From top to bottom: Lacroix Photo Courtesy of The Rittenhouse by Abbe Stern; Photo Credit Max Grudzinski; Photo Credit Michael Persico; Photo Credit STARR Restaurants; Photo Credit Garces Restaurants; Photo Credit Ocean Prime; Photo Credit Townsend