Washington, VA (August 16, 2023) — Two of the most storied luxury brands in the world, The Inn at Little Washington and Petrossian Caviar announce a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration to celebrate Petrossian’s 100th anniversary on Tuesday, September 19th in Washington, Virginia.
The partnership between a legendary 3 Star Michelin restaurant and the world’s leading caviar purveyor will feature a unique 10-course caviar menu paired with exquisite wines. The black-tie centennial celebration will begin with a Dom Pérignon and caviar reception with Alexandre Petrossian, caviar expert and grandson of the founder of Petrossian, in The Inn’s colonial ballroom. Guests will enjoy passed caviar canapés and hors d’oeuvres, an oyster bar, blini station and vintage Dom Pérignon.
Petrossian, started by two Armenian refugees who immigrated to France, began selling caviar in 1920 and is now a third-generation family dynasty headquartered in Paris.
“As our longest-standing Michelin-starred partner, the Inn has always employed exquisite care and creativity when serving our caviar. It’s been a wonderful collaboration, and we’re honored to celebrate our century of sophistication and savior faire with them. Here’s to many, many more luxurious years to come,” says Alexandre Petrossian, President of Petrossian.
Since opening The Inn in 1978, Chef Patrick O’Connell, often referred to as the Pope of American Cuisine has introduced Americans to whimsical and innovative ways to serve and enjoy caviar. The 10-course all-caviar centennial dinner menu will feature some of The Inn’s classic favorites, such as the Tin of Sin, and unveil new dishes created especially for the occasion, including Shrimp and Caviar Tacos, Lilliputian Caviar Ice Cream Cones and Kobe Beef with Caviar-Bone Marrow Custard. We will pair each course with carefully chosen wines to elevate and enhance the nuances of caviar from worldwide sources.
“The Inn’s mission has always been to seek out the finest of everything,” shares Patrick O’Connell, Proprietor and Chef, The Inn at Little Washington, “and when it comes to caviar, Petrossian is unsurpassed. Over the decades, caviar has inspired many of our most wonderful dishes. We treasure our long-standing relationship with this outstanding family and congratulate Petrossian on this historic milestone.”
For more information or to make a reservation, please contact The Inn at Little Washington’s reservations team at 540-675-3800 or [email protected].
In 1920, the Petrossian Family introduced caviar to the city of Paris and the rest is history. Beginning with a single boutique, three generations of Petrossians transformed their family business into the world’s largest, most prestigious distributor of caviar and fine French foods. Today, they craft caviar, smoked fish, foie gras with original passion and sophistication. By sourcing caviar from farms across the world, Petrossian provides an unparalleled selection of top varietals, while maintaining a commitment to a sustainable future and caviar of the highest quality.
About The Inn at Little Washington:
Since The Inn at Little Washington first opened in 1978, the Virginia hideaway has evolved from a country restaurant founded by self-taught chef and visionary Patrick O’Connell, into a legendary Relais & Châteaux escape and the longest-tenured Five-Star restaurant in the world. Today, The Inn at Little Washington is the benchmark for American fine dining and remains the only three Michelin-starred restaurant in the Washington D.C. area. Nestled in Blue Ridge foothills, 23 guest accommodations include cottages and luxurious suites on a 26-acre campus.
The campus includes a charming sidewalk café and bar, Patty O’s Café & Bakery, lush floral gardens, vegetable gardens, and greenhouses, which grow most of the Inn’s produce in season. A small farm on the property is home to chickens, goats, sheep, llamas, and bees. In 2021, Michelin awarded The Inn at Little Washington a Green Star for sustainability. Unrivaled attention to detail in a picturesque setting of unspoiled natural beauty has made The Inn at Little Washington an iconic destination for discerning travelers from around the world. For more information about The Inn at Little Washington, please visit the website, Facebook and Instagram.