PINKIES UP!

You’ll Roe the Day If You Miss This Epic Houston Caviar Party

La Nuit du Caviar promises to be a truly epic—and pricey—celebration of one of the world’s most luxurious foods.

By Daniel Renfrow September 15, 2022

La Nuit du Caviar guests will be invited to sample 15 original caviar dishes created by the event’s participating chefs.

Image: Emily Jaschke

Rejoice, Houston foodies! The creators of Houston’s ultra-luxurious Truffle Masters competition are back with a new fine food event centered entirely around caviar.

La Nuit du Caviar, founded and hosted by Houston-based luxury food importer and distributor DR Delicacy, will be taking over The Astorian on the evening of October 3 for what promises to be a truly epic (and pricey) celebration of the world of caviar. The event, which will see some of the city’s best chefs and restaurants preparing bite-size dishes topped, slathered, and stuffed with heaping portions of everyone’s favorite type of eggs, will raise funds for the Houston Symphony League, which works collaboratively with the Houston Symphony in the areas of audience development, education, and fundraising (so if you’re feeling guilty about participating in the event’s extreme level of decadence, just remember it’s all for a good cause).

La Nuit du Caviar will honor several members of the community who have made huge impacts on Houston’s art, food, and beverage scenes. In its inaugural year, those individuals include Houston culinary and arts and culture illuminati such as restaurateurs Mimi and Robert Del Grande, Benjamin Berg of Berg Hospitality Group, and John and Lindy Rydman of Spec’s. 

Similar in setup to Truffle Masters, guests of La Nuit will be invited to sample 15 original caviar dishes created by the event’s participating chefs as well as five truffle dishes that were big winners from this year’s Truffle Masters competition. So if you missed out on this year’s truffle expo, this will be your best chance to make up for your truancy. As at Truffle Masters, guests of La Nuit will act as judges for the competition, and they will select the evening’s best dishes.  

Individual tickets are available for $450 each. It’s a shockingly high price, but low when you consider this is an event where, if you’re smart and you game the system, you’ll be able to eat your entire weight in caviar (we might have done something similar to this once or twice at Truffle Masters, but we’re not yet ready to confess to our crime). Tables are also available for $2,700 (for six people) and for $3,600 (for eight people). 

Participating Chefs

  • Jassi Bindra of Amrina
  • Russel Kirkham of Artisans
  • Barbara McNight of Culinaire
  • Maurizio Ferrarese of Alba Ristorante
  • Robert Crescini of Davanti
  • David Skinner of Eculent
  • Nikki Vongthong of Hidden Omakase
  • Luis Lopez of Killen’s Steakhouse
  • Teddy Lopez of Kirby Group and Degust
  • Luis Roger of MAD and BCN
  • Tim Eckard of McCormick & Schmidt
  • Alex Au-Yeung of Phat Eatery
  • Charles Carroll of River Oaks Country Club
  • Benchawan Painter of Street to Kitchen
  • Austin Simmons of Tris
  • Brian Sutton of Turners
  • Brandon Soverall of Willie G’s
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