Additionally we offer a corporate gift consultation and virtual tasting, and in-person private tastings in our Caviar Vault (only available post-COVID. For more information, please call 718-786-7747.
What is the best way to store fresh caviar?
Upon receiving the caviar, remove all contents from the box. Place the caviar in the coolest part of the refrigerator for two hours or more prior to opening the caviar tin. Once opened, enjoy your caviar within 3 days. If you have any caviar remaining we suggest that a plastic wrap be placed over the remaining caviar to eliminate any unnecessary air and recover using the original cover.
How long will my caviar last?
An unopened tin or jar will stay fresh for up to three weeks between 28° - 34°F. Please do not freeze any caviar. Once opened, the caviar must be eaten within 3 days.
How do I serve the caviar?
SIMPLE IS BEST!
What is pasteurized caviar?
Farmed vs Wild Caviar
In an effort to protect this endangered prehistoric species, as of 2004 under the direction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Authority wild caviar was declared illegal to import into the USA. In anticipation of this law many farmers from around the world created and perfected the art of sturgeon farming, to fill the void that was created by no longer fishing the Caspian Sea for the traditional Beluga, Osetra & Sevruga species. It is only from the United States that legal fishing of the wild Hackleback and Paddlefish are currently available, under the controlled fishing license program. Currently there are more varieties of sturgeon being bred vs wild which offers a more diverse opportunity for choice in flavor and color to those who truly enjoy this wonderful delicacy.
What is in the name: Roe or Caviar?
Caviar refers solely to roe (eggs) of sturgeon. Roe refers to the eggs of other fish species.
What does "Malossol" mean?
This word originates from when Caspian Sea Russian caviar was being produced in the early 1900s. When translated this word means “low salt or lightly salted”. The caviar masters would lightly add salt to the caviar to bring out its flavors. For fresh caviar to have this distinction approximately 3 – 3.5% salt is used to preserve and enhance the flavor of the roe.
What is Hybrid caviar?
This designation refers to the crossbreeding of two distinct sturgeon species to create one sturgeon. The female species of the Huso dauraicus & male species of the Acipenser schrenckii make up our Hybrid Sturgeon.