Whether serving caviar from a simple plate with a Pearl Caviar Spoon or utilising an elegant caviar serving dish, our expert recommendations for caviar serving practice will help you get the most flavor and enjoyment from your caviar.
How to serve caviar basics: Always keep your caviar in its original unopened tin or jar in the refrigerator until just before ready to serve. Do not open the tin or jar – not even for a peek! Take your caviar out of the refrigerator 15 minutes to an hour before you intend to serve it. If you really want to know how to serve caviar like a true caviar connoisseur, do NOT open the caviar tin or jar until the very last minute! Caviar’s worse enemies are air and heat! Either will cause your caviar to lose its delightful taste and texture rapidly.
All the caviar should be consumed within an hour to enjoy it at its best. Any caviar remaining after that time or in the jar or tin should be discarded. It is better to order two jars or tins of the amount of caviar you need rather than a single large one. This allows one to remain unopened for another day in case the first one is not all used.
Why pearl spoons for caviar serving? One of the most important rules to follow when learning how to serve caviar is to make sure that the spoon you choose to savour the flavor of your chosen caviar is not made from the wrong material! Make sure you opt for a mother of pearl caviar spoon or a gold-plated one, but never use stainless steel or silver to serve caviar as they will cause the caviar to oxidize and change its flavor. Mother of Pearl caviar spoons are pH neutral and have no chance of changing the flavor.
If you have a caviar server, firstly place crushed ice into the outer bowl to ensure it remains chilled, then add the caviar into the inner bowl moments before serving. Caviar dishes range from simple pearl caviar plates to the prestigious Faberge Crystal caviar server. If you are not using a dedicated caviar serving dish, simply serve directly onto individual plates. If you need a caviar serving dish or caviar spoon, why not explore our Caviar Serving collection?
How much caviar is enough? That's a very good question indeed! Deciding on the right quantity of caviar to buy depends on how you're planning on serving this delicacy. If you're a 'straight-from-the-tin' caviar lover, you're looking at roughly 1/2-2oz per person depending on your appetite for luxuries in life; if you're planning on creating caviar-based appetizers for 10 guests, then you'll probably need 3oz to keep everyone happy; and if you’re using the caviar more as a garnish, 1oz of delicious caviar should easily crown 20 tasty bites of gourmet goodness.
Caviar Accompaniments: many people want advice on how to serve caviar especially in relation to what the best accompaniments are both in the food and drink departments. While some traditionalists will insist on serving caviar straight (just like their vodka) many caviar connoisseurs enjoy the following accompaniments with their favorite caviar.
Fresh Blinis with crème fraiche are a classic combination topped with a small amount of caviar. Traditional caviar accompaniments such as boiled egg or salmon are equally delicious. In terms of the right beverage, a high quality chilled Vodka or a dry, chilled Champagne will be the perfect pairing.
For centuries, designers and silversmiths have paid homage to caviar with a range of custom-made servers - even Louis Vuitton had a caviar picnic set so why not take a look at our stylish Caviar Serving Sets and accessories if you're looking to enhance your caviar dining experience? And if you want to learn more about how to serve caviar then please check out our blog all about the delights of Caviar and Champagne.
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