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Caviar in Toronto

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Hello all,

I have noticed that the ban on Caviar has been lifted. I would be interested in hearing about other members experience with purchasing the black gold in Toronto. Is Beluga relativly easy to get one's paws upon? How about Iranian Beluga? Have the prices sky rocketed much since last year? And where would be the best place to go to purchase a tin for home consumption in Toronto?

Marky's has a nice selection on their website, is it true that they've opened up a shop in Toronto? (I'm weary about buying from an American company online in case there are issues with customs and immigration).

Many thanks,

S

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  1. You might call either North Fish or Mike's(the All Seas retail outlet) and ask.Both are in Etobicoke.

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    1. re: Kagemusha

      Hello Kagemusha,

      Thanks so much for your reply. I did a quick search and I was able to find contact info for Mike's, it is on Vansco Road? I was not able to find North Fish however. Would you know where abouts in Etobicoke it might be?

      Many thanks,

      S

      1. re: Starvin4U

        Mike's is south off N. Queen--check a map.North Fish is hidden at the corner of Six Point and Shawbridge, just east of Kipling-- turn left at Olivewood, first light south of the Kipling overpass.If you go, cruise the Kipling food ghetto--lots of interesting shops/wholesalers tucked away in there, e.g., Boncheff's(discount quality oils, vinegars, teas, fresh herbs, edible flowers, food mags, etc; Dimp's Bakery; various meats shops).

    2. I would call Caviar Direct in the St Lawrence Market. I find their quality is always excellent and Anthony is really very knowledgeable about his product.

      Good luck

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      1. re: Otonabee

        I would go visit Caviar Direct. I'm guessing Anthony was the guy we saw when we were there. We talked for a good 20 minutes. He gave us some samples of his other wares. He even had a buddy come by with some peaches for him, which he offered us one as well.
        We ended up with some whitefish caviar (Yellow roe) and after a few minutes of "It's okay, I think I'd have it again but wouldn't go out of my way..." we were totally addicted. We ate the whole small tin in two sittings. After saying we'd just sample a little bit here and a little bit there.

        DT

        1. re: Davwud

          Someone revived this old post and I had to chime in when I saw your post re whitefish caviar. Natasha and Andrew Akiwnenzie started bringing their whitefish caviar to the markets (Brickworks and Wychwood as far as I know - maybe Riverdale too?). It is excellent. They've been charging $36.00 for a really small container. Given that they only have it for a few weeks a year, it's worth a treat. I agree, totally addictive.

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          Riverdale Restaurant
          360 Springbank Dr, London, ON N6J1G5, CA

      2. Hi, this might be unrelated, and I am responding to an old post. I hope someone out there sees this....

        I am pretty new to caviar, but really want to try it. Are there any restaurant in GTA that one would recommend for it? Perhaps a small portion to indulge myself to start....

        Thanks.

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        1. re: godofstocks

          Samovar restaurant:

          http://www.samovarroom.com/caviar-menu/

          I have never actually been there, but they do have a wide caviar tasting menu. Just bring lots of $$$.