WHAT TO EAT WITH CAVIAR: FAUCHON REVEALS THE SECRET TO ENHANCE YOUR CAVIAR
Caviar, a product made from precious sturgeon pearls, has been considered for centuries as a symbol of elegance and culinary refinement.
Known for its gastronomy and expertise, France began sturgeon farming in the Aquitaine region in the 1990s to cope with the prohibition of consuming wild caviar.
This "black gold" has been a centerpiece of celebrations for centuries, transforming every meal into a unique moment. Renowned chefs have highlighted the art of combining certain products to fully preserve their flavors, guiding us on how to enjoy caviar over time.
Caviar is among those exceptional products that can be enjoyed without embellishments, savoring its authentic and raw flavor.
For caviar enthusiasts or connoisseurs, it is legitimate to wonder what to eat with caviar to fully appreciate it. Discover the secrets of tasting this black gold and the combinations that best reveal its subtle flavors.
Fauchon invites you to elevate your palate and create unforgettable culinary experiences, where every bite of caviar becomes a celebration of finesse and refinement.
WHAT TO EAT WITH CAVIAR: TIPS FOR FULLY SAVORING ITS TASTE
Before presenting the accompaniments with which caviar can be paired, certain elements are essential to consider to preserve the quality of the product. Fauchon provides you with some tips for storing and serving caviar.
Before serving, caviar should be stored in the coldest part of your refrigerator, typically between -3°C and 3°C. It is important to consume caviar within 24 to 48 hours after opening its tin, at a temperature between 8°C and 10°C (approximately 15 minutes after opening).
By following these conditions, you ensure that the caviar retains its freshness and reveals its subtle aromas.
Mother-of-Pearl Spoon for Serving Caviar
Another tip to preserve all the taste qualities of caviar during tasting: do not use a metal spoon, which can alter the taste of caviar by oxidizing the grains. Instead, opt for a mother-of-pearl spoon, allowing you to fully enjoy the taste of your caviar.
THE BEST ACCOMPANIMENTS FOR EATING CAVIAR
The ultimate goal is to preserve the flavor of caviar when enjoyed with food. Fauchon chefs offer various recipes that are both simple and delicious, designed to enhance the gastronomic experience of caviar.
Eating Caviar on Blinis
By pairing your caviar with blinis or mini-brioche toasts, you preserve its exceptional taste. These accompaniments have the power to magnify the flavor of caviar, turning your experience into a real gustatory pleasure.
It is also advisable to serve it with a small amount of butter or cream.
Elaborate Recipes Created by Fauchon Chefs
To accompany caviar in your dishes, our chefs have designed the perfect dish, where powerful flavors and finesse meet. A dish like Riso pasta with langoustines and caviar allows you to enjoy the unique taste of caviar without altering the taste of the prepared foods.
When cooking with sturgeon eggs, the goal is to preserve their taste without alteration by other flavors. Therefore, opt for neutral-tasting foods that do not mask the subtlety of caviar. Boiled potatoes, for example, accompanied by sour cream and chives, pair perfectly with caviar.
Other Accompaniments for Eating Caviar
It is also possible to serve beef tartare, cauliflower mousse, or even sea bass fillet with a small spoonful of caviar on top. The quantity per person is approximately 15 to 20g minimum, depending on the accompanying dish.
Pairing Caviar with Wine or Champagne
Pairing caviar with a dry white wine or a neutral spirit like vodka also allows you to savor this luxurious delicacy to its fullest, whether for holiday celebrations or any other event. Champagnes, cocktails, and sweet or highly fragrant wines will not give you the chance to enjoy your caviar, as these beverages alter its taste.
WHAT TO EAT WITH CAVIAR: FAUCHON, MASTER OF EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTS
Fauchon, a symbol of French gastronomic expertise, offers its customers a unique experience through a variety of caviars. Our sturgeon pearls guarantee refinement and subtlety, transporting your palates to another dimension. Each type of caviar has its own characteristics and nuances to satisfy all cravings.
For a caviar with iodized notes, we recommend Aquitaine Baeri caviar or Osetra caviar, which has notes of buttery nuts and avocado. Beluga caviar is one of the most renowned caviars in the world, known for the size of its grains and its delicacy in the mouth.
For over 20 years, Fauchon has meticulously selected each type of caviar, ensuring unparalleled quality for simple tastings or elaborate dishes. The possibilities for accompaniment allow for unique culinary experiences, designed to celebrate an extraordinary product.