mini caviar guide

mini caviar guide

Historically, caviar has been defined as fish roe from wild sturgeons in the Black and Caspian Seas. Although, the current definition of caviar differs from its origins. Today, caviar can be extended to roe of non-sturgeon species, such as salmon and lumpfish. The industry itself has expanded geographically with fish farming innovations. Some of the current largest caviar producing countries include the US, Canada, China & more. 

Caviar has always had aristocratic roots. It was traded as a delicacy to the rich and noble in the early centuries. It is still widely regarded as an elitist dish but has become more available to the mainstream. The most expensive caviar is Beluga from the Caspian Sea. It was banned in the US until recently, and retails almost $12,000 per pound. 

When indulging in caviar, it's important to follow a couple cardinal rules - keep it chilled over a bed of ice and always use mother of pearl spoons. Metal utensils are a big no-no when it comes to caviar as it can alter its natural flavors. Mother of pearl is smooth, non-reactive & experience-enhancing. We carry the most stunning pair of caviar spoons here.

We've put together our suggested pairings for each caviar profile:

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