Say goodby to soggy sandwiches and unhealthy fast food when next at Los Angeles’s International Terminal. Say hello to Petrossian at LAX , which offers travelers a haute respite from the stresses of air travel with over 20 vodkas and top shelf champagnes to pair with the company’s famous caviar. Petrossian’s sleek and modern caviar and champagne bar at LAX is perfect for relaxing before flights over the time-honored delicacy. Some dishes from this 93-year-old family firm include the Petit Petrossian with 12 grams of transmontanus caviar served with classic accoutrements and blini; the Cutting Board, with cured meats, cheeses, mustard, quince jam, house-made pickled vegetables and honeycomb; a smoked fish platter of sturgeon, halibut, salmon carpaccio, sardines rillettes, whitefish salad and trout dip served with creme fraiche, lemon, caperberries and toast points; caviar flatbread topped with creme fraiche, chives, red onion, capers and chopped egg; and the roe sampler of pike, trout and salmon roe served with toast, blinis and creme fraiche. Or, for indulgence in the sky, purchase a “caviar in the air” picnic pack including a caviar selection of their choice, blinis, and crème fraiche presented in an insulated carry-on Petrossian pouch. Additional gourmet meal “to go” options include a selection of Parisian-smoked salmon and charcuterie for enjoyment at 35,000 feet. Gift items such as signature Parisian candies are also available for last minute remembrances of a visit to Los Angeles. We popped in recently prior to a trip to Mumbai and were treated like Czars by crisp, polite servers who knew their stuff. Now this is the way to get an international flight started: cool vintage bubbly, several plates of exquisite caviar, and a plate or two of fresh salmon. We were flying high in style before we were flying. Los Angeles International Airport, Tom Bradley International Terminal, www.petrossian.com.
CAVIAR AND CHAMPAGNE BY PETROSSIAN AT LAX MAKE WAITING FOR YOUR PLANE A PLEASURE