Second August Caviar Tasting

This has been a busy month for tasting, with several producers sending samples in the hope of being selected for our range. After our last tasting of several Siberian (Baerii) caviars, this time we looked at the more unusual. We tried a Sevruga and a Golden Sterlet, both from farms in Italy. To add a little context we also included … Continue reading

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February Caviar Tasting at Caspian Caviar

I have often been heard to remark how the over all quality of farmed caviar has improved over the last 5 or so years. Once upon a time, the quality of samples was a bit of a lottery. Recently, the samples have been consistently good, providing good competition across the range. However, some samples we received earlier this month were … Continue reading

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October Caviar Tasting

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of providing the starter, plus a little caviar knowledge, for a dinner party hosted by a client of ours. In truth, he had bought the “Caviar Tasting Experience” at a charity auction. Caspian Caviar was delighted to provide something a little different for a local charity auction and it turned out to be … Continue reading

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July Caviar Tasting No1

Tough job I know, but people do keep sending us caviar to taste. We welcome it as we do like to see what is on the market to ensure that our range is up to scratch. If we come across a caviar which is better than we stock and is offered at a sensible price, then we will change supplier … Continue reading

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5 more Caviar Questions & Answers from Caspian Caviar

My last blog with 5 Questions & Answers all about caviar went down rather well, so here are another 5 Questions and Answers covering other aspects of caviar. Are there any traditions to eating caviar? (such as tableware, etc) Yes. Caviar is traditionally served on ice. This leads some people to believe that if it is not ice cold at … Continue reading

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5 Caviar Questions and Answers from Caspian Caviar

What does caviar taste like? On the face of it, this seems such a simple question, but it is really rather a tricky one to answer. The simple, if rather facetious, answer is “Like caviar”. The problem is that it really tastes like nothing else so it is very hard to describe. In our efforts to convey the taste, we … Continue reading

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TOAST!

We do sometimes discuss with customers what is the best medium on which to serve caviar: blinis or toast? Some find blinis rather on the soggy side of life and prefer the crunch of toast. We associate blinis with Russia, but many of the Russians that I speak to always take their caviar on toast. However, perhaps the question is … Continue reading

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Summer Loving……….

Recently, I had a lovely query from a customer asking for advice on how he should prepare for a romantic caviar picnic with his wife in order to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. As this may not be the only romantic picnic planned this summer, I thought that I would share my advice: As for the caviar, trying a selection … Continue reading

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Where to eat Caviar

A little while ago, I was asked to write a piece for  a yacht charter company. They got quite insistent so I did manage to get round to it and duly sent it across the water to the US of A. I thought it was rather good. I dont know what they thought of it as they never even thanked … Continue reading

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What does Caviar taste like?

Recently, I was talking to one of our customers who actually said that she had read my blogs and thought they were rather good. Not sure to believe her or not, but I got so excited I thought that I had better write another one! “What does Caviar taste like?” – a simple question that we get asked from time … Continue reading

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