Did you know there is a National Caviar Day? Neither did we. (Then again, in the nether-sphere of the internet there seems to be a national day for just about everything.)
So what about caviar– what is it exactly? Where does it come from? And how come Russian caviar is so expensive? In honor of National Caviar Day we bring you the roe-down on these fancy fish eggs.
Average prices for sevruga caviar can be as high as $5,800 for one kilo (2.2lbs). Osetra caviar is even more expensive, coming in at a cool $12,500 per kilo.
If you’re looking to add some caviar royalty your next soirée, consider black caviar “Malosol” Derived from paddle fish, a close cousin of the sturgeon, the caviar is a salty burst of wonderfulness when served on a petit-four toast or with blini.