By Andy Wang
A caviar-topped baked potato that ranges from $120 for 30 grams of royal white sturgeon to $1,035 for 125 grams of top-tier oscietra. Angel hair pasta with cream and the option of adding caviar or shaved truffle or both. A grilled cheese sandwich, adorned with garlic flowers and, of course, covered in caviar. These are just a few of the over-the-top items at the new West Hollywood location of Caviar Kaspia, which also offers traditional caviar service, Cinco Jotas Ibérico ham, Wagyu tenderloin, lobster salad, king crab salad, Dover sole and caviar-topped crispy rice.
Walk-ins are welcome during lunch, but dinner is only available for friends and family and their guests. You can apply to be on the waitlist if Caviar Kaspia doesn’t already know you.
This LA outpost of Caviar Kaspia, which Sam Ben-Avraham and Rahav Zuta opened on Melrose Place in October, is about luxury on luxury. The restaurant has already hosted parties for elite brands like Giambattista Valli, Rolls-Royce, Cartier and Rodarte. The stylish celebrities who have popped by include Ciara, Winnie Harlow, Alessandra Ambrosio and Kiernan Shipka.
Ben-Avraham, a serial fashion entrepreneur (Atrium, Kith, Liberty Fairs) who’s making his first foray into the restaurant business, remembers many nights he spent at Caviar Kaspia in Paris. That’s where the brand started in 1927.
“I’ve been going to Paris for maybe 25 years, every time there’s Fashion Week, so at least twice a year,” Ben-Avraham says. “Sometimes, I would be there four times a year. And somehow during every visit, somebody is arranging a dinner at Kaspia. It’s one of those moments where everyone celebrates.”