You’ll probably be fine serving pigs in a blanket at your Golden Globes viewing party, but you could also give your guests a taste of awards-season luxury with caviar. Along with the elaborate three-course meal and the Moët Champagne cocktails that the Beverly Hilton will serve at Sunday’s Golden Globes, Parisian caviar house Petrossian will offer its “inaugural luxury caviar tasting bar” with more than 10 kilos of Petrossian Royal Transmontanus caviar and a 5-foot ice sculpture. While this caviar resembles Osetra, it’s actually from sustainable white sturgeon that’s native to California. Local sourcing for the international jet set is how L.A. rolls, after all.
Finding this caviar isn’t difficult if you want to try this at home. Petrossian has a West Hollywood boutique and a new LAX outpost, and you can also buy Petrossian Royal Transmontanus online. Given that a kilo is $2,200, we don’t recommend creating a tasting bar to rival the one at the Golden Globes, but for $279 you could get 125 grams, 4 3/8 ounces of Royal Transmontanus, which is enough to share with a few guests. You should probably rescind your invite to Christian Slater, though.
Or just have a party of one and get your own ounce for $69. Whatever you do, make your caviar last and don’t just spoon it all into your mouth. Blinis and creme fraiche are available at Petrossian and many grocery stores, or make Louis Outhier’s famous caviar eggs. If you manage to somehow save a dollop for the morning, extend your movie-star fantasies with scrambled eggs and caviar. Maybe save some Champagne, too.