July 19, 2011

Shopping and Eating at Petrossian

Whenever I want an exceptionally good croissant, I go to Petrossian New York Boutique, located at 911 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, a haven for gourmet foods and gifts.  Petrossian was founded in the 1920’s, when two Armenian brothers, Melkoum and Mouchegh Petrossian introduced Paris to the splendors of caviar.  The love for their finest quality caviar really caught on and today, Petrossian is the premier buyer and importer of Russian caviar worldwide.  After the caviar craze was established, the brothers introduced Paris to another Russian delicacy – smoked salmon, using their family’s secret recipe.  That wonderful caviar, smoked salmon, and other smoked fish is available at the Petrossian boutique and café, where the repertoire also includes organic breads, flaky pastries, fabulous candies, and bottled and canned products.  If you are so inclined, you may sit for a delicious breakfast or lunch in the café.  Or, if you prefer an elegant lunch, dinner, or brunch, you may sit in the art deco style Petrossian restaurant and choose from a French-influenced contemporary menu.