Eric Ripert Releases Caviar Line

Staff Writer
First chocolate, now caviar. We're waiting for some smoked salmon now

The chef is getting in on the caviar business.

Retail seems to be the next big thing: Just as Blue Hill releases its line of yogurts (yes, yogurt), Eric Ripert debuts his very own caviar, created with Paramount Caviar.

According to a press release, the Le Bernardin chef has re-released his caviar, which was first released last November. The caviar, available in 2-ounce tins for $275 or 4-ounce tins for $525 (also, 8ounces for $1,050), features a golden sturgeon roe farmed in Italy and China. Completing the package: 16 handmade blini from France and crème fraîche, obviously.

Ripert fans can also get some more of the Good & Evil chocolate, which the chef created with Anthony Bourdain, created from Pure Nacional cacao. The chocolate is over at Dean and Deluca and online, for a more affordable $18. Next up, smoked salmon à la Daniel Boulud? Or perhaps a Thanksgiving menu? We can only hope. Guess food products and partnerships are the classier versions of cookware lines.

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