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OSCIETRA OR OSCIETRA?

As the sharp eyed of you will know, we have recently introduced a new Oscietra to our range on a trial basis. It comes from a very well regarded farm in France and we have stuck it under the Caspian Gold” label for know. It is softer and greyer than our normal Oscietra, which comes from Italy. Initial feedback from customers had been very positive, but we thought it was time to put it to the test of a “live” taste-off with our Italian Oscietra. We assembled six friends/customers and... Read More

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AS SEEN IN “SEEN IN THE CITY”:

What better way to make a special event even more exclusive, or to bring pure enjoyment to a weekday night than to top it all with some delicious caviar? The esteemed experts of Luxury Lifestyle Awards are sure that Caspian Caviar, this year’s winner in the category of The Best Luxury Caviar in the World, will satisfy the demands of any connoisseur. This is the brand that takes taste buds on an exciting gastronomic adventure — the one where caviar is different from fish to fish, from region to region,... Read More

Caviar Samples: Quality is Key!

It sounds perfectly obvious, doesnt it? However, it is strange how many people think that they can provide a poor quality caviar sample, then persuade us to buy their rubbish product. This is a skill that is often demonstrated by those strange “Agents” trying to peddle “best quality Iranian caviar” who normally pretend that they have their own farm , always on the Caspian Sea, when it is obvious that they do not. The other day, one such individual turned up unannounced and delivered a sample of the aforementioned “best... Read More

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TRUFFLE SALAD?!?

It does sound a little weird, but it can work. I had not really considered using Truffle Oil in a salad dressing but now I am a convert. The other day, I was presented with a salad of rocket and pea shoots, with thinly sliced apple and courgettes, with a light blue cheese. It was dressed with a simple concoction of black truffle oil and balsamic vinegar. It was delicious. The key ingredient was the blue cheese, which combined with the truffle to give the whole salad a sensational flavour.... Read More

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White Russian

The heading should really be White v. Russian, but I rather liked the way that it suggested a cocktail. If you are wondering what I am talking about, the answer is, of course, sturgeon. The White Sturgeon is also known as Transmontanus and the Russian Sturgeon is better known as Oscietra. Its scientific name is tricky to spell, so I will stick with Oscietra. But why am I putting them up against each other? There is no contest: Oscietra is the most wonderful caviar, and Transmontanus is not. I have... Read More

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Easter Offer Newsletter

Happy Easter 15% Off Beluga for Easter Easter seems to have come along in a bit of a rush this year. We are only just getting back to normal following the Cheltenham Festival, and here we are entering the holiday season. So a quick offer on our Beluga – now with 15% off. On a recent trip up to town, I noticed exactly this type of caviar being retailed at 3 times our normal price, which was rather satisfying. Bloc de Foie Gras As reported last month, we now have... Read More