I wanted to do this because I had never tasted real caviar. And I wanted to know what the fuss was about. Well, I’ve tasted it now…and I still don’t know what all the fuss is about!
My caviar arrived by mail order, courtesy of Fine Food Specialists of New Covent Garden Market in London (www.finefoodspecialist.co.uk) – I ordered a 10g taster pot of 000 rated (apparently that’s the highest) Beluga Caviar. I couldn’t believe how small the tim was when it arrived… £48 for that?!?!
Plated up with blinis, I was generous enough to offer my kids a taste. Cue gagging noises and exclamations of ‘yuk!’. I dared either of them to spit it out… ‘That’s at least £5 worth in your mouth!!’. For my part, I was wholly underwhelmed. The texture wasn’t too bad for a pile of fish eggs; perhaps unsurprisingly, the overriding taste was salt. But honestly, if you’re out there Mr Millionaire, and are wondering how to impress me… Beluga Caviar is not it.
Can I get a refund please?
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