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Time-limited luxuries

Everything about this special caviar is tasteful, including the tin

Time-limited luxuries

November 26 2010
Sibéal Pounder

Caviar House & Prunier has a long list of devotees. One such was Yves Saint Laurent, and until February 13 2011 the caviar house will be selling a special YSL tin to celebrate the late designer’s favourite Saint James variety.

The tin features drawings from a selection of Saint Laurent’s personal note cards (which have remained unreleased until now), and comes filled with Saint James caviar. This near-historic variety pre-dates the fashion house and even Saint Laurent himself, having been first introduced to the dining scene in 1932 at the opening of the Prunier restaurant on London’s St James’s Street.

Sourced from Acipenser Baeri sturgeon, originally from Siberia – which is housed for eight years in natural water from the Isle river, a tributary of the Dordogne – it’s a low-salt variety that has remained a firm favourite with caviar connoisseurs worldwide. Now clad in YSL, Saint James is quite a catch for fashionistas and foodies alike.