Caviar – it’s a little pot of exquisite luxury which was once the domain of Royalty, the wealthy, and society’s elite. These days, this delicacy is a little more accessible, and is becoming more available, so why not treat yourself and try it, or incorporate it into a very impressive celebration menu to impress your guests?
Of course, the finest caviar is that which you buy from the manufacturer. With no middle man, not only is it fresh, you can be sure of the best price. For the ultimate in convenience, you can even buy online and have it delivered to your door.
Including caviar into your menu is a lot easier and more affordable than you might think. Sturgeon caviar is a very pure and versatile ingredient, and February is full of reasons to enjoy it.
Some of our favourite recipes can be the perfect excuse to add a dash of caviar. February 28th is Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, and pancakes really are a perfect partner for your caviar. Potato pancakes, or little blinis, which can be very easily made at home, are a wonderful twist on the usual Shrove Tuesday option. Served hot from the pan, with a generous tablespoon of sour cream and a teaspoon of caviar, who could resist these little gems? It really is a piece of five-star restaurant luxury which you can recreate in the comfort of your own home.
If you’re hoping to celebrate something a little more international, Russia’s Maslenitsa Festival takes place on the 20th to 26th of February. This traditional Russian week of celebration is known as the “Russian Sun Festival”. It is intended to wave goodbye to the cold winter days and encourage people to look forward to spring, where they’ll find warmth, hope and growth. The blini is integral to the festival and is intended to be shared with those you love, and those less fortunate. Some Russians believe that a blini can only truly be a blini if made by a Russian grandmother, as it takes many years to perfect your blini cooking technique. Larger blini can be made, and given a sour cream and caviar filling, before carefully folding into a triangle, to make a slightly more portable offering.
Whatever your celebration ideas are, caviar really is the perfect accompaniment to any party, and with Attilus' pure, fresh caviar, you can be sure that your celebration menu will be remembered for many years to come.