Caviar Dreams

This year for New Years Eve, my boyfriend and I did things a little differently. Instead of our usual overpriced big-band-in-a-big-ballroom, we opted for a more economically-appropriate celebration at home with a handful of close friends. We still dressed up, we just stayed in. Instead of toasting with champagne (so predictable!), we asked guests to bring a chilled bottle of their favorite vodka to share. I filled an antique silver punchbowl with crushed ice and set out my charmingly mismatched assortment of tiny vintage shot glasses in it—so they would be frosted to perfection. The perfect luxe-but-not-outlandish accompaniment was this caviar tasting ensemble from Little Pearl Caviar. Each box features one 1 oz jar of American sturgeon, one 1 oz jar of Rainbow trout, and two mother-of-pearl serving spoons, plus honey buckwheat blini and caviar mousse. Little Pearl’s fresh (not aged) American caviar from sustainable fisheries and environmentally sensitive farms has won raves from chefs and food critics for its delicate and distinctive flavor and pristine presentation. Each jar is hand packed by a master packer and doesn’t contain preservatives. The only thing left to do now is load the Diana Krall onto my iPod. Was your New Year’s celebration different this year? Tell us all about it! NOTE: The American Caviar Complete Tasting Ensemble is no longer available but you can still purchase a wide variety of individually packaged American Caviar.

The Little Pearl

Caviar Tasting Set

Caviar Dreams

This year for New Years Eve, my boyfriend and I did things a little differently. Instead of our usual overpriced big-band-in-a-big-ballroom, we opted for a more economically-appropriate celebration at home with a handful of close friends. We still dressed up, we just stayed in. Instead of toasting with champagne (so predictable!), we asked guests to bring a chilled bottle of their favorite vodka to share. I filled an antique silver punchbowl with crushed ice and set out my charmingly mismatched assortment of tiny vintage shot glasses in it—so they would be frosted to perfection. The perfect luxe-but-not-outlandish accompaniment was this caviar tasting ensemble from Little Pearl Caviar. Each box features one 1 oz jar of American sturgeon, one 1 oz jar of Rainbow trout, and two mother-of-pearl serving spoons, plus honey buckwheat blini and caviar mousse. Little Pearl’s fresh (not aged) American caviar from sustainable fisheries and environmentally sensitive farms has won raves from chefs and food critics for its delicate and distinctive flavor and pristine presentation. Each jar is hand packed by a master packer and doesn’t contain preservatives. The only thing left to do now is load the Diana Krall onto my iPod. Was your New Year’s celebration different this year? Tell us all about it! NOTE: The American Caviar Complete Tasting Ensemble is no longer available but you can still purchase a wide variety of individually packaged American Caviar.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jules
    Jules

    Some people love the buzz of New Year's Eve on the town. What's the ideal New Year's for you? Would you rather relax at home or celebrate in a more public venue?

  • rita
    rita
    12/19/2008 12:27 PM

    My mouth just watered as I watched the lemon mousse topped caviar. Isn't this just the perfect gift for that person who has everything? Time to indulge.

  • Dan Weinreb
    Dan Weinreb
    12/19/2008 3:16 PM

    We tried this caviar and it's delicious! In case you don't like Russian/Iranian sturgeon caviar: this is different. It has a milder taste, that I think a lot more people will enjoy. It's super-fresh, which makes a big difference. And when you microwave those blini, it's as if they were freshly made, which was a delightful surprise.

  • rich from little pearl
    rich from little pearl
    12/19/2008 3:43 PM

    we created this version of the caviar mousse to give people something that was both a little sweet and salty

  • janet
    janet
    12/19/2008 4:14 PM

    I know lots of people who would like this, but I think I'll be selfish and think about it as a small indulgence for me.

  • Nataly
    Nataly
    12/19/2008 6:38 PM

    From a Russian caviar-purist: This looks incredibly tasty and different from the usual fare. Yum:)

  • Jessica
    Jessica
    12/19/2008 7:47 PM

    This seems like a very fun and delicious treat for the holiday. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas and tips.

  • Jules
    Jules
    12/19/2008 10:58 PM

    Jessica--Let me know if you want the recipe to the cheese and vegetable soup I mention in the video. It's really delicious.

  • Sue
    Sue
    12/20/2008 11:45 AM

    Can these be shipped to different addresses as gifts?

  • Jhon
    Jhon
    12/20/2008 11:48 AM

    I love the caviar idea but i did not like the different colors and music to the end of the video. The old ones were much more inviting.

  • Jules
    Jules
    12/20/2008 12:43 PM

    Thanks for the feedback Jhon....one of our daily readers told us they were sick of the old music so we changed it up. I think we will keep changing it up and still use the old music too. We're using music we don't have to license so our choices are a little thin...but if you have a suggestion we are all "ears".

  • Jules
    Jules
    12/20/2008 12:57 PM

    For Sue: Re. shipping to different addresses...there is a way to do it but it is a work-around. (We need to build a multiple addresses function next month...) I would be happy to walk you through it if you email me; [email protected] If you prefer a phone call, just email me your number. I am around today.

  • Jane Whitehead
    Jane Whitehead
    12/20/2008 2:53 PM

    Hi Jules,

    I'm so glad you took up this Grommet idea! I came across The Little Pearl a few weeks ago when I interviewed Rich Brauman for a column for the Works and Days page of the Boston College Magazine.

    Like you, I got to meet the whole family - Rich's mother Pat was in the kitchen making blinis, and his dad was taking a delivery to Nantucket. Pat told great stories about Rich's lifelong love of food and fish. When he was in 8th grade, she came home one day to find him digging a fish pond in the garden with a bunch of friends. And unlike most of us, she didn't go ballistic and make him fill it in again Right Now, but helped him stock it with goldfish and koi. (So that's a lesson: behind every successful entrepreneur, there's a supportive mother!)

    I was impressed by Rich's commitment to finding the best and freshest products, and wowed by the buttery taste and fabulous amber glow of the rainbow trout caviar, paired with Pat's blinis and a little creme fraiche. And I thought it would be fun to introduce two creative business minds. So chill the vodka and break out the mother-of-pearl spoons!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

The Little Pearl

Caviar Tasting Set

Caviar Dreams

This year for New Years Eve, my boyfriend and I did things a little differently. Instead of our usual overpriced big-band-in-a-big-ballroom, we opted for a more economically-appropriate celebration at home with a handful of close friends. We still dressed up, we just stayed in. Instead of toasting with champagne (so predictable!), we asked guests to bring a chilled bottle of their favorite vodka to share. I filled an antique silver punchbowl with crushed ice and set out my charmingly mismatched assortment of tiny vintage shot glasses in it—so they would be frosted to perfection. The perfect luxe-but-not-outlandish accompaniment was this caviar tasting ensemble from Little Pearl Caviar.

Each box features one 1 oz jar of American sturgeon, one 1 oz jar of Rainbow trout, and two mother-of-pearl serving spoons, plus honey buckwheat blini and caviar mousse. Little Pearl’s fresh (not aged) American caviar from sustainable fisheries and environmentally sensitive farms has won raves from chefs and food critics for its delicate and distinctive flavor and pristine presentation. Each jar is hand packed by a master packer and doesn’t contain preservatives. The only thing left to do now is load the Diana Krall onto my iPod.

Was your New Year’s celebration different this year? Tell us all about it!

NOTE: The American Caviar Complete Tasting Ensemble is no longer available but you can still purchase a wide variety of individually packaged American Caviar.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jules
    Jules

    Some people love the buzz of New Year's Eve on the town. What's the ideal New Year's for you? Would you rather relax at home or celebrate in a more public venue?

  • rita
    rita
    12/19/2008 12:27 PM

    My mouth just watered as I watched the lemon mousse topped caviar. Isn't this just the perfect gift for that person who has everything? Time to indulge.

  • Dan Weinreb
    Dan Weinreb
    12/19/2008 3:16 PM

    We tried this caviar and it's delicious! In case you don't like Russian/Iranian sturgeon caviar: this is different. It has a milder taste, that I think a lot more people will enjoy. It's super-fresh, which makes a big difference. And when you microwave those blini, it's as if they were freshly made, which was a delightful surprise.

  • rich from little pearl
    rich from little pearl
    12/19/2008 3:43 PM

    we created this version of the caviar mousse to give people something that was both a little sweet and salty

  • janet
    janet
    12/19/2008 4:14 PM

    I know lots of people who would like this, but I think I'll be selfish and think about it as a small indulgence for me.

  • Nataly
    Nataly
    12/19/2008 6:38 PM

    From a Russian caviar-purist: This looks incredibly tasty and different from the usual fare. Yum:)

  • Jessica
    Jessica
    12/19/2008 7:47 PM

    This seems like a very fun and delicious treat for the holiday. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas and tips.

  • Jules
    Jules
    12/19/2008 10:58 PM

    Jessica--Let me know if you want the recipe to the cheese and vegetable soup I mention in the video. It's really delicious.

  • Sue
    Sue
    12/20/2008 11:45 AM

    Can these be shipped to different addresses as gifts?

  • Jhon
    Jhon
    12/20/2008 11:48 AM

    I love the caviar idea but i did not like the different colors and music to the end of the video. The old ones were much more inviting.

  • Jules
    Jules
    12/20/2008 12:43 PM

    Thanks for the feedback Jhon....one of our daily readers told us they were sick of the old music so we changed it up. I think we will keep changing it up and still use the old music too. We're using music we don't have to license so our choices are a little thin...but if you have a suggestion we are all "ears".

  • Jules
    Jules
    12/20/2008 12:57 PM

    For Sue: Re. shipping to different addresses...there is a way to do it but it is a work-around. (We need to build a multiple addresses function next month...) I would be happy to walk you through it if you email me; [email protected] If you prefer a phone call, just email me your number. I am around today.

  • Jane Whitehead
    Jane Whitehead
    12/20/2008 2:53 PM

    Hi Jules,

    I'm so glad you took up this Grommet idea! I came across The Little Pearl a few weeks ago when I interviewed Rich Brauman for a column for the Works and Days page of the Boston College Magazine.

    Like you, I got to meet the whole family - Rich's mother Pat was in the kitchen making blinis, and his dad was taking a delivery to Nantucket. Pat told great stories about Rich's lifelong love of food and fish. When he was in 8th grade, she came home one day to find him digging a fish pond in the garden with a bunch of friends. And unlike most of us, she didn't go ballistic and make him fill it in again Right Now, but helped him stock it with goldfish and koi. (So that's a lesson: behind every successful entrepreneur, there's a supportive mother!)

    I was impressed by Rich's commitment to finding the best and freshest products, and wowed by the buttery taste and fabulous amber glow of the rainbow trout caviar, paired with Pat's blinis and a little creme fraiche. And I thought it would be fun to introduce two creative business minds. So chill the vodka and break out the mother-of-pearl spoons!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.