Houston gourmands can now get caviar and truffles through UberEATS

Houston gourmands can now get caviar and truffles through UberEATS

Houston gourmands can now get caviar and truffles through UberEATS

Published 10:03 am, Thursday, November 2, 2017

Photo: DR Delicacy

Most UberEATS users know they can their favorite wings, burgers, nachos and lo mein delivered at the touch of a fingertip. But it’s not an app traditionally associated with bringing caviar, fresh white truffles, and foie gras to your door.

Houston’s DR Delicacy has partnered with UberEATS to change that. The luxury food purveyor that specializes imported gourmet food items is working with UberEATS to begin delivery of posh foodstuffs including fresh artisan pasta, sauces, truffle products, smoked salmon and caviar. For now the delivery is available only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (presumably that gives you plenty of time to fetch the French champagne and Russian vodka before your osetra-eating guests arrive). Evening delivery hours are coming soon, though; and the delivery area is currently a six-mile radius from DR Delicacy’s headquarters near the 610/290 split.

“I know there are days that many of us prefer to entertain friends and family at home,” said DR Delicacy founder and CEO Diane Roederer. “To be able to just tap the app and have caviar and truffles delivered to your door seems like an amazing idea. It also takes last minute stress out of party planning.”

The delicacies also can be sent as holiday gifts, she added.

Roederer, who has made a name for herself in Houston as a specialty food importer specializing in black and white truffles from Spain, has steadily built her luxury food offerings since establishing in 2014.

For the UberEATS venture, DR Delicacy rolls out the red carpet. The fish roe offerings range from smoked trout roe ($10 for 1 ounce) to osetra caviar ($110 for 1 ounce); Russian or French blini for $10. Other delectables: foie gras torchon, $80; fresh white truffles for $150 per ounce; fresh black truffles for $45 per ounce; artisan pastas for $7.99; fresh lobster ravioli for $13.99; fresh pesto or Italian marinara for $10.99; and truffle oil for $25.98. And in case you need a dab of crème fraiche for your blini, or misplaced your truffle slicer, they have that too.

Speaking of caviar, DR Delicacy and Potente restaurant in downtown Houston are collaborating an evening of culinary extravagance on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Called La Nuit du Caviar, the dinner from chef Danny Trace will feature variety of caviar presentations, dishes such as pork belly with pumpkin risotto, Texas wagyu carpaccio, foie gras mousse with truffled toast, pasta with truffles, and foie gras torchon with toasted brioche. And plenty of champagne from Moet et Chandon and Dom Perignon; vodka from Belvedere.

Tickets are $200 per person with proceeds going to the Astros Foundation and the Astros Harvey Relief Fund.