Hapuku Fish Shop's Pop-Up Oyster Bar
EVERY Saturday, Noon-5pm
Oysters $2 shucked - Served with mignonette, lemon and Tabasco Sauce.
Take a quick break during your weekend shopping to enjoy some locally raised Miyagi oysters from Tomales Bay.*
Want to take some home? We'll gladly shuck the oysters for you and send you home with a box containing the oysters in their liquor and the cleaned shells for serving.
*Oysters are from the Marin Oyster Company. Substitutions may be made according to availability.
Similar to the use of the term "champagne", "caviar" is meant to refer specifically to sturgeon eggs from the Caspian Sea off the coast of Russia and Iran. Today, however, the term "caviar" is used to encompass all fish eggs used in the same tradition as real caviar. Because of overfishing, however, the oldest breeds of sturgeon have become endangered and so, the majority of caviar today is farmed.
Choosing caviar can be intimidating - with choices from across the world and price tags in the triple-digits, helping you make the right choice is important to us. We make sure to carry a range of caviars, available year-round, that are reasonably priced and of consistent quality.
Here is some information to get your started. Still not sure where to turn? Come in to ask our staff.
How to Store
When purchasing caviar, do not hesitate to ask for a bag of ice for storing the caviar until you get home.
Petrossian Caviar's Shelf Life: Unopened and refrigerated, this caviar will stay fresh for four weeks. Once opened, it should be used within 3 days.
How to Serve
Metal spoons and bowls oxidize the roe, imparting an unappetizing metallic flavor. To keep your caviar pristine, use mother-of-pearl, glass or even plastic servingware.
How to Describe
Caviar can be described by its brininess (or saltiness), creaminess and pop.
Our Caviar Selection
Looking for an elegant garnish or a fine Osetra for a formal service? Hapuku Fish Shop can take care of all of your caviar needs. We are proud to carry sustainable Petrossian caviar. Please call 510-250-6007 for pricing.
Alverta President (30g)
Please Note: Requires 24 hours notice.
Light brown to dark brown in color, this medium bead is delicate and flavorful. It has a sweet, creamy richness with nutty, buttery undertones. Eat right out of your favorite mother of pearl spoon. Similar to Ossetra.
These dark brown beads are robust and rich in flavor. They have a delicious brininess that pops on the palette. Perfect on toast points or on blini with crème fraîche. Similar to Sevruga.
This black, beaded caviar has a velvety, silk texture with good crispness. Great as a topping on your favorite deviled egg or as a garnish on baby potatoes with crème fraîche.
Trout Roe (100g)
The medium size grains of this beautiful orange trout roe are crisp and exude a briny tang. Enjoy on blini or toast points, with a dollop of crème fraîche. Or scatter on a baked potato for an elegant presentation.