This Thanksgiving, as we celebrate both our history as a nation of newcomers and the bounty of this land, fish — not just fowl — deserves a place at the table. Appetizing food (smoked fish, caviar, herrings and spreads) represents one of the most unique food contributions that immigrants have made to this country, and most particularly to New York. (Read “What is Appetizing?“ to learn more.) Historical relevance aside, appetizing is perfect for the holiday for two other reasons: it is delicious and it makes entertaining easy.
Back by popular demand, we give you The Russ Platter, a mouth-watering arrangement selected as the perfect start for the holiday meal (or for those foregoing turkey, this is a great substitute for the main course). Commence your feast with a beautiful array of Wild Alaskan Salmon Roe, Stuffed Brook Trout, Medallion-Cut Smoked Salmon Loin, Gravlox, Sable, and Creme Fraiche. The only preparation needed for these hors d’oeuvres is deciding which cracker or bread to accompany it, and what to try first.
Whether you are offering this platter as a host or you are a guest bringing it as a gift, we assure you that everyone will be talking about this highlight of the meal.
The Russ Platter is available in three sizes:
For 10 people: $150.00 ︱ For 15 people: $215.00 ︱ For 20 people: $275.00
The Russ Platter is available only for pick up at Russ & Daughters and for courier within NYC. All orders for The Russ Platter must be placed by calling us at 212.475.4880 or 800.RUSS.229.
If you are outside of NYC, or cannot make it in to the store before the holiday, have no fear; call us to place an order and we will help you select an array of appetizing that can be shipped to you in time for your holiday feast.
The Holiday Weekend
And though it is always hard to believe, you and your crowd will need to eat the next morning too! So why not start the day with the very best bagels and lox? Russ & Daughters can put together an appetizing spread for you to enjoy with family and friends throughout the entire holiday weekend.
Please place your Thanksgiving orders — either for The Russ Platter or a la carte items — by Monday, November 23rd, by calling us at 212.475.4880 or 800.RUSS.229.
Please note that Russ & Daughters will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
All deliveries and pick-ups must be before 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25th. We will be open again on Friday, November 27th, at 8:00 a.m., for the morning-after brunch.