About Petrossian

It was in the 1920's that two Armenian brothers--Melkoum and Mouchegh Petrossian--first introduced Paris to the magic of caviar and, in doing so, founded the company that today is the premier buyer and importer of Russian caviar worldwide.

Petrossian Tsar Imperial is the title of preeminence we bestow on only those Petrossian caviar ­ be they our prized Beluga, our incomparable Ossetra or our exquisite Sevruga ­ that reveal an unmistakable superiority in every essential of taste, texture, color and size.

We also offer a tempting array of other delicacies, including smoked fish, foie gras & pâté, rich chocolates, and specialty teas & coffee. Behind each product, be it a delectable food or a tasteful serving piece, stands the Petrossian name and legacy of quality. It's your assurance of our commitment to the most rigorous standards of quality and the finest service.

Born on the Iranian side of the Caspian Sea and raised on the Russian side, the two Petrossian brothers emigrated to France to continue their studies of medicine and law which had been interrupted by the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917.

During the "années folles", known as the “Roaring 20s” in the United States, Paris welcomed exiled Russian princes, intellectuals and aristocrats with open arms, and Parisians quickly embraced all things Russian, especially the arts, ballet, the choreography of Diaghilev, and the music of Igor Stravinsky. Nonetheless, there was one thing missing from the Russian expatriates' lives: caviar. The French had yet to be introduced to this rare delicacy, a situation that the Petrossian brothers immediately set out to remedy.

Their first attempts to create an awareness of caviar in Paris were assisted by Cesar Ritz, the great impresario of the European hotel trade. His initial reluctance to offer caviar in his prestigious establishment at the Place Vendôme was quickly overcome as caviar caught on and assumed its own very special niche in the world of gastronomy.

For more than eighty years, the Petrossian family has continued to develop this market, maintaining a rare and privileged relationship with the Russian fisheries. Even today, the family personally choose, on site, the very best of the fresh, high quality caviar produced in Russia during each catch.

International Information

This website is for the United States and Puerto Rico.
For our European sites, visit:
Petrossian.fr (in French)
Petrossian.co.uk (in English)


Company Directory

Petrossian Restaurant – New York:
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Phone: (212) 245-2214
Fax: (212) 245-2812
Web: Petrossian New York Restaurant

Petrossian Café & Boutique – New York:
Phone: (212) 245-2217
Fax: (212) 245-8256
Web: New York Boutique

Petrossian Paris – West Hollywood:
Phone: (310) 271-6300
Fax: (310) 271-8256
Web: West Hollywood Restaurant & Boutique

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