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Delicacy from the Sea: Caviar



Excellency, delicate, elegant


Located in Paris, Le Comptoir du Caviar is the symbol of modern French cuisine. Dedicated and fabulous. In more than 25 years, the Paris-established restaurant has been providing premium quality caviar sourced from the world. From various locations, from China to France, they are thirsted to search for quality products to thousands of beloved diners.


They are always proud to serve both public and private clients with their best, providing customers what they need. With professionalism, their expertise will guide customers into the caviar world.


Now is the high time for our customers to enjoy our selected caviars. Starting from the left, we have the ‘Baerii’ from Poland. ‘Baerii’ is a strong choice among the other counterparts, it contains a traditional style of Eurasian caviar. Which is full of distinctive iodized aroma. Judging from its appearance, it is an old-fashioned classic caviar. Dark in color, with extraordinary firm texture, ‘Baerii’ is the top luxurious caviar for diners.


Another product is named ‘Osciètre’. Originating from Uruguay and Poland, it is a constant reminder of the old-fashion wild caviar. Compared to both products, the differences can be found with their texture, size and color. Unlike ‘Baerii’, it is strong and firm in texture, the egg size is slightly bigger and looks more golden in color.


What is caviar?


Caviar is a garnish produced from fish roe. Preserved with seasonings, caviar is considered to be a delicacy for many centuries. From the aristocrat in the the 13th Russian empire, to the modern British Royal family, caviar plays an essential role on the dining table. Alongside the high demand of caviar, the worldwide production is not massive. In some countries like Russia, Iran and Italy are the major sources of worldwide caviar supplies. Still, fearing of total extinction, the maritime agencies vowed to halt its production. The caviar production in Russia had been decreased between 2008 and 2010 in order to replenish the ecosystem. Diners always consider caviar a remarkable garnish because of its rareness.


With seasonings, caviar is salted and becomes a luxurious appetizer on the table. Caviar is always a symbol of wealth. According to historical findings, different royal houses from Russia and Iran viewed caviar as a limited food garnish. In Britain, the caviar business is protected under the Royal Chartered. In some nations, the industry had been monopolized through centuries and only reserved to the upper ruling class. Yet, nowadays diners can enjoy high quality caviar under a reasonable price thanks to transportation advancement. No longer being bound by monopolies, customers can freely purchase varieties of caviars from stores or on online platforms.


Types of caviar


The main types of caviar are Beluga, Sterlet, Kaluga hybrid, American oscietre, Oscietre, Acipenser baerii and Sevruga.


The most rare and expensive caviar comes from the beluga stergeon from the Caspian Sea.


How to Serve Caviar


Traditionally, caviar tins are placed on ice and served with a mother-of-pearl spoon. A small dollop of caviar is spooned onto the backside of one’s wrist, to be warmed by body heat, and then lapped straight from wrist to mouth where it should be savored. The final traditional step is a palate-cleansing with a Champagne.

The rise in caviar's popularity has ascended with many creative recipes; Caviar topped scallops, potato pancakes topped with crème fraîche and caviar, and caviar stuffed omelets. The most classic of all, the caviar topped blini originated in Russia in the 19th century and continues to be enjoyed and loved by all- Eric Philippe


Caviar wine pairing


Caviar is best paired with a white wine, sparkling or Champagne.


A white wine like Chablis can pair nicely with caviar bringing out the crisp minerality and clean fruit flavors of the wine.


For a more indulgent and classic pairing, Champagne with caviar is the perfect duo. The rich and high salt content of the caviar interacts nicely with the dry and refreshing nature of the Champagne bringing out the wines yeastiness and citrus undertones. For the best pairing you can enjoy it with our exclusive Dampierre Bentley Motors Limited Edition Gift Box Set.





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