As you browse the pages of this website you will see that some of the best food items to ever cross your taste buds can be found in New York City. We have taken you to Peter Luger’s Steakhouse and described his tantalizing Porterhouse, visited Ed’s in SoHo for tasty crab dishes and introduced you to Levain’s Bakery where you can find some of the best cookies on the planet. The Big Apple provides access to just about anything your heart desires. One delicacy in particular however, can only be harvested half a world away. No list of the finer things in life could possibly leave out the most coveted dish on the planet. We are talking about top quality, fine Russian caviar. It is as much an experience as it is a food product.
Which Came First, the Fish or the Egg?
I admit that you caught us red-handed. We stress that you should make smart purchases, first class products that can last a lifetime. There is no doubt a two oz. tin of fine caviar is not going to last very long at all, but the experience itself will linger. Yes, the price is indeed rather high. America itself produces about 60,000 lbs. of sturgeon caviar per year. The market price is generally around $400 per pound. By comparison, true Russian caviar from the Caspian Sea region can cost over $2,000 per pound. As you can see, true Russian caviar, especially the type plucked from the limited supply of beluga sturgeon, easily makes the list as one of the finest and rarest slices of life.
Why So Expensive?
The first reason for the high cost is the exceedingly dwindling supply, and secondly, the involved process of retrieving the eggs. In the past few years, dams that hinder fish migration and pollution in Russian rivers has taken a toll on the population of sturgeon. As far as the process of gathering the roe is concerned, Russian scientists actually sedate pregnant sturgeon, gently massage the eggs out of them and then return the fish to the water.
Even if you only experience caviar once in your life, it is worth the price to enjoy the slight sweetness, the aftertaste and the elegance of this truly one of a kind dish. Give yourself a treat and savor this finer slice of life.
Russian Caviar Sampler Gift Basket – Each caviar gift basket from Caviar Express is individually designed in order to create a truly unforgettable experience.
Mother of Pearl Caviar Spoon – Hand carved Mother of Pearl spoons are the traditional accoutrements used to serve caviar. Mother of Pearl is essential for serving caviar because it does not affect the caviar s fragile flavor. Any other type of tableware would alter the taste of caviar and distract from its natural flavor.