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Champagne & Caviar, Darling!

May 23, 2014
Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar
The Japanese undoubtedly know a thing or two about seafood (it isn’t every diner that trusts a chef to correctly fillet a poisonous puffer fish!), but when it comes to caviar and smoked salmon, Swiss specialists and appointed suppliers to the British Royal Family, Prunier undoubtedly pips the prize. Ever expanding, the 145-year-old purveyor of roe has now opened its first store in Asia, a small seven-seat perch and shop front in the fresh market section of Tokyo’s luxurious Isetan department store.

The menu is selectively edited and utterly opulent: take the masterfully prepared Balik smoked salmon, served in bite-sized sushi slices taken from the best fillet on the back of the fish and smoked by hand using a formerly secret method employed at the court of Russia’s Imperial Tsars. Meanwhile, single spoonfuls of salted, creamy caviar are sold for JPY 1620 a pop or if you’re feeling particularly peckish – and have the funds to back up your appetite – 30 g of their finest Oscietra caviar goes for JPY 20,283. And to keep your polished palate light, they serve Brut Champagne and Clarendelle from Bordeaux to accompany. Kanpai! Or should we say Santé?


B1/F / Isetan Department Store / 3-14-1 Shinjuku / +81 3 3352 1111 / 10:30 am-8:00 pm daily /