Eric Ripert  luxury caviar

French celebrity chef Eric Ripert, whose restaurant Le Bernardin has been called the best seafood destination in New York City, has launched his own line of luxury caviar.

Developed in partnership with Paramount Caviar, Ripert has put his name on a limited-edition premium sturgeon roe caviar that clocks in at the princely sum of $525 for a 4-oz tin, and $1,050 for an 8-oz tin.

According to the product description, Eric Ripert Imperial Select Caviar is farmed in Italy, China and Israel and is described as nutty, briny, creamy and lightly salted.

Included in the reusable white bag with blue trim is a black, mother-of-pearl spoon engraved with Ripert’s signature that comes in an embossed blue satin pouch, as well as 16 handmade blini and a mini container of crème fraiche.