Beluga caviar

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Beluga caviar is considered the most luxurious and expensive. Wallis Simpson, wife of Edward VIII, was known for her consumption of Beluga caviar, a symbol of her wealth and high status. Dinners at Villa Windsor in Paris, at Château de la Croe in Cap D’Antibes, or at Moulin de la Tuilerie Gif-sur-Yvette were famous for the abundance of Beluga caviar served.

Beluga caviar was a staple at the Windsors’ residences, enjoyed by distinguished guests such as Winston Churchill and Marlene Dietrich. This caviar was considered a rarity and a sign of extreme wealth, with Russia as one of the main suppliers of this prized product.

Recognition of Beluga Caviar:

Several methods can be used to recognize Beluga caviar. If the package is still closed, simply read the label. Traditionally, Beluga caviar is associated with the color blue or light blue on labels or packaging. Beluga eggs have a size ranging from 3 to 3.5 mm and must have a homogeneous colour.

Sensory Characteristics of Beluga Caviar:

Colour: Varies from dark grey to light grey and gold. The golden colour (000) is typical of very mature specimens.
Appearance: The eggs range from 3 to 3.5 mm, with a homogeneous colour and good oiliness.
Smell: It must smell of sea, butter, walnut and hazelnut, not persistent.
Texture: The eggs must be delicate in the mouth, with the right texture and softness.
Flavour: It must have a fresh taste of fish, with notes of seafood, butter, walnut and hazelnut.

Pairings for Beluga Caviar:

Traditionally paired with iced vodka. Pairings with wines such as Muscadet-Coteaux-de-la-Loire, Vermentino di Gallura DOCG, Cassis Aoc Provence or Muscadel Bianco di Capo Verde. Prosecco di Valdobbiadene as a neo-classical pairing. For food, it is recommended to taste caviar on a thin slice of boiled potato, on buttered bliny, coked egg or on toasted bread with a drizzle of hazelnut or walnut oil.

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