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Petrossian (nyc)

  1. What to Eat
    U.N. Lifts Beluga Ban, But What Does That Mean for New York’s CaviarWill you once again be able to score wild Caspian Sea caviar?
  2. Mediavore
    River Café’s Song and Dance; Domino’s Wins Taste TestPlus: pork rinds and Sichuan buttons: so hot right now, and Budweiser’s new light beer, all in our morning news roundup.
  3. Neighborhood Watch
    Disputes About Stella D’oro and Les Desirs Closings; Bon Chon Returns to MidtownPlus: Chocolate pot de crème to go in Soho, and an okonomiyaki fry scheduled in the East Village, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  4. Slideshow
    A First Look at Aqualis and Its ‘Straightforward, Eclectic,Plus, the latest on Michael Psilakis’s Gus and Gabriel.
  5. Foodievents
    Summer Restaurant Week Brings Back a Chance to Steal a MealYou can eat cheap for one week. But choose wisely.
  6. NewsFeed
    Petrossian Serves the Caviar of Energy DrinksUpscale spots like the Bowery Hotel’s bar are selling a new “luxury refreshment” made from pine bark.
  7. Foodievents
    W Hotel Stands for Wine (and Wooziness) This Saturday NNormally, we couldn’t be roused from our Saturday torpor to attend a wine event like the one being held on the 1st at the W Hotel. But this one, with the participation of Alto sommelier Eric Zillier, has a lot going for it. There’s a chance to sample wines that would usually be beyond our grasp: 1989 Château Montrose, 1996 Château Léoville-Poyferré, and 2004 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de Marcoux. (A far cry from our usual Richard’s Wild Irish Rose, enjoyed sitting on the floor of the Port Authority.) Other highfalutin features include a caviar station from Petrossian (paired with 1990 Dom), Todd English tidbits, and hand-rolled cigars. There’s also a well-lubricated wine trivia game hosted by wine guru Grae Verlin. The prize: You get to be drunk and prove that you know a lot about wine. Is it worth leaving the house on a Saturday? And the $150 price tag? It depends on how committed you are to spending your weekend inside a bottle. Call Marc Smoler at 312-482-9766 to reserve your berth.
  8. NewsFeed
    Liberated Plutocrats Free to Swill Cheap WineThe rich keep getting richer: Word from one of our cognac-swilling, ascot-wearing friends is that caviar capital Petrossian, among the city’s most opulent spots, is waiving its corkage fees. This is actually quite a concession; most restaurants make their money from wine and liquor, of course, and a lot of top tables don’t let you bring your own wine in at all. “We don’t accept that, no,” a reservationist at Cru tells us helpfully, adding, “We do have an excellent wine selection.” Per Se, meanwhile, allows diners to bring their own — if they’re willing to shell out $90 a bottle to have it uncorked. In honor of their tax-breaks-for-the-rich generosity, we raise a glass to Petrossian — a glass of two-buck chuck, poured directly from a Trader Joe’s bag.