Union Street’s newest player is a tasting room and shop from The Caviar Company, the up-and-coming fish egg purveyor from sisters Saskia and Petra Bergstein. The company may still be in its infancy, but it’s already deeply entrenched in the San Francisco food scene, providing product to big-name restaurants like Cala, Flour + Water, Leo’s Oyster Bar, Californios, and more.
Now, Saskia and Petra have moved into the next phase of their young company, opening a tasting room and retail shop in at 1954 Union St. The 1,500-square-foot space has been lushly decorated, with gold accents everywhere, fur rugs, marble tables, bright blue velvet chairs, and of course lots of caviar tins.
As of now, people can walk in off the street for bumps and explanations of the product, with caviar being packed to order. Product starts off at an approachable $15 per ounce for smoked trout roe up to $165 per ounce for golden osetra. Soon they’ll also sell jewelry from local designer Kendra Scott in the store, focusing on what they call “caviar-esque” pieces with black gems and gunmetal.
While retail is a definite priority — they are hiring a full-time store manager — Saskia and Petra mainly see the space being used for private events and classes. The sisters have already hosted a group of women celebrating an engagement, with generous samples of caviar for $50 per person. They’re trying to get their liquor license, but for now groups can bring in their own alcohol.
“We want to welcome anyone to use the space and collaborate for fundraisers and store pop-ups, like to showcase product or a clothing line,” Petra told Eater SF. “We feel so lucky to have gotten the space, and we want to share it.”
The Caviar Company is now open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.