Today is National Caviar Day – a very tasty and very expensive national day. You can find many kinds and cheaper versions of fish roe all over the place. But I am here to assure you that real stuff, the real expensive stuff is much better. Years ago I was given a gift certificate to Petrossian Boutique and Cafe on Seventh Avenue just south of Central Park here in New York. I ventured into the ornate building with some trepidation and spent that certificate and more to secure what they assured me was the best in the store. I shared it with a few friends and we all agreed that it was ethereal. I had never experienced a taste such as that and have not to date. My plan for Petrossian shopping is like going into a casino. Only carry in the amount of cash you are willing to leave on the premises. You see, I simply cannot afford that level of elegance on any sort of regular basis. If you can, please invite me along.
TOMORROW: another catch-up review