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caviar in seattle

vanillagorilla Jan 29, 2008 07:27 AM

I'm serving caviar for one of the courses of a valentine's dinner I'm having. I've always had good luck ordering paddlefish caviar on the internet and been satisfied with the quality. However, if there was a way to avoid the shipping fees by buying locally, I'd be all for it.

The only place that I can think of in town to get it would be The Seattle Caviar Company (caviar.com). Their website is awful though and I can't find anything out about them. Does anyone have experience and prices? Any other suggestions?

Thanks

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    nseattlefoodie Jan 29, 2008 07:46 AM

    I've used them (Seattle Caviar Company) whenever I needed those sorts of things for parties. Always had excellent service and good quality caviar. The staff is very helpful, I always tell them if I'm on a budget, and they have always come through. Can't tell you prices, since I never shopped around and just always have went there so I could talk with a person, get their input and learn a little about what I was buying and take it right home.

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    1. re: nseattlefoodie
      vanillagorilla Jan 29, 2008 07:59 AM

      What kind of caviar have you bought from them in the past? American paddlefish is usually around $40-$50 for an ounce after you pay the expensive shipping costs. It's $12-$20 before that.

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        nseattlefoodie Jan 29, 2008 08:16 AM

        I've purchased the paddlefish caviar for dinner parties, and then the golden whitefish (I think that was the one... I asked for the best value since I needed a good deal and it was just for some apps) for cocktail parties. (paddlefish had the better flavor, color contrast and texture if you ask me) Both were well priced (it does have the prices online, just add tax). I was pleased with the product, and kept well even through the next day to use it up with some creme frech and smoked salmon. They send you home with it in a little insulated bag with ice packs, that has been a help if you aren't heading straight home too.

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      Lauren Jan 29, 2008 08:17 AM

      I've purchased from Seattle Caviar for years. They are great and I highly recommend them.

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