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How to Serve Caviar

One way to go is to serve Om caviar traditional way. Russia and Europe have a long history of enjoying caviar. The traditional Russian way to serve caviar is by putting it on blini, a tasty thin pancake made of buckwheat. Another way to serve caviar Russian style is to pair it with vodka or in a Russian Pancake. We will revisit pairing caviar with alcohol in a moment.

HOW TO SERVE CAVIAR AT A PARTY?

For events, before you consider serving style, it's important to make sure you have enough caviar for your guests. You should also know how much caviar to serve per person. The correct serving size is between half to one ounce per guest. Because of the number of people present at your party, you will likely serve caviar as an appetizer. Make certain you have an assortment of suitable spoons for consumption. It is usually frowned upon to eat caviar in large amounts. Small bites ensure more explosive flavors. Providing the appropriate service will encourage portion control.

WHAT ARE THE BEST DRINKS TO PAIR WITH CAVIAR?

Caviar is synonymous with celebration. The best way to serve caviar at a party is to pair it with alcohol. Two beverages in particular are timeless pairings - Champagne and vodka.

Vodka with caviar is a Russian tradition. In the food world this pairing is considered standard. A high quality vodka served straight and chilled is perfect. Citrus also compliments the saltiness of caviar, so you may consider adding a lemon wedge to the drink.

Which brings us to champagne. Nothing fits the ocean saltiness of caviar better than a clean, crisp, glass of champagne. It is almost like they were explicitly made for each other. Serve a brut champagne in an elegant flute, having first made sure the champagne was chilled over ice.

These two are classics, but if you want to have a beer, then consider a porter or amber ale. For wines, opt for a dry white. Whatever you do, this is no time for plastic spoons.

ARE THERE OTHER WAYS TO SERVE CAVIAR?

Caviar can really go with anything. If you want to experiment with how to serve caviar at home, remember that the saltiness of caviar pairs best with buttery dishes. You can put it on pasta, polenta, or potatoes. If you want to add a luxurious twist to breakfast, serve caviar with an omelette and smoked salmon. 

Our favorite way to serve a delicious appetizer of caviar is with a Mother of Pearl spoon.

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