At the end of the day, we are all about FLAVOR here at Island Creek.
It is in this eternal quest that we have plunged into our next great fixation—caviar. Truffles and foie gras, tuna toro and kobe beef come to mind as being in the same class of decadent flavor; however, there are few things in this world that can deliver every taste of the rainbow cranked to 11 all at once—salt, umami, butter, brine, nutty, earthy. Top notch caviar is said to be able to contain a whopping 17 discernible flavors and aromas.
Caviar’s greatest shortcoming is probably that it can be intimidating. Like picking a bottle of wine from an extensive list (or, ahem, an oyster off a raw bar menu) the choices can be disorienting and the cost means the stakes are high! Couple this with a history of smuggling, overfishing, environmental degradation, and long opaque supply chains with unscrupulous sales people and why bother!
For our first edition we have partnered with the world’s very first commercial sturgeon farm—Sterling Caviar Farm in Elverta, CA.
30 g good for 2-4 people
Need more info about caviar? Check out Caviar 101 for all of your questions.
*Caviar spoon not included in this item
**90g tins will be delivered as three 30g tins.
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