KHAVYAR NOTES



One Last Luxury Summer Jaunt

Turning the corner into August, it may feel as if the once-limitless possibilities of summer are slipping through your fingers. But don’t despair: There’s still an entire month of plans to be made. Embrace the jet-set lifestyle at its finest and add these destinations to your itinerary— with luxury accommodations, incredible dining, and just the right balance of excitement and restorative lazing. This month may well be the best part of the entire summer.   The Cambodian Coast Travelers who were once discouraged by the lengthy process of reaching Cambodia’s coast can now rejoice: direct flights to the coastal airport in Sihanoukville have been added, making it easier than ever to enjoy this beach paradise. Make yourself at home on...

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White Sturgeon Caviar

Though we’re not in the business of playing favorites, if pressed, we’d have to admit that our White Sturgeon caviar is one of our most-loved offerings. Its medium-sized, deep black pearls make for a striking presentation no matter how it’s served— perched over ice in a stately serving dish on a buffet, or piled delicately atop a blini, the rich, inky color of White Sturgeon caviar is an enticing addition to your menu.   Khavyar’s White Sturgeon caviar is sourced domestically from California, where the sturgeons that produce this fine variety are sustainably raised with the utmost care. Khavyar is committed to supporting sustainable farming practices for all caviar varieties, making this White Sturgeon caviar not only a luxurious choice,...

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Summer Cocktails That Pair Perfectly with Caviar

There’s a reason caviar’s usual drinking partner is vodka or champagne - each enhances the others’ flavor and textural characters, taking nothing away; it is a beautifully symbiotic relationship. A bit more challenging is pairing cocktails (mixed drinks) with caviar. Not quite as obvious as burgers and a beer; grilled steak with a juicy red wine or a Pimm’s cup and Deviled Eggs, there are nuances to consider. Bringing the caviar and cocktail duo together requires some thought and begs the question: which to consider first, the caviar or the cocktail? Pimm’s Cup 2oz Pimm’s No.1 3oz Lemon-Lime soda (7up, Sprite…) Splash of lemonade Cucumber wheel   In an ice-filled, tall cocktail glass, add Pimm’s and lemon-lime soda. Top with...

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How to Store Caviar

Always serve the freshest caviar and prevent foodborne illness from bacteria by using the expert storage methods of executive chefs and top purveyors. Premium caviar is extremely perishable, so only purchase as much as you need. Typically sold in vacuum-sealed containers, premium caviar lasts 2-4 weeks unopened. After it's been opened, it lasts three days. Keep in mind that air creates the perfect environment for dangerous bacteria to grow, which makes it imperative to keep it refrigerated before serving. Caviar only keeps for two hours unrefrigerated and one hour if the serving area temperature is 90 F or above.  There are two methods of caviar processing.  Premium caviars are processed using a traditional method of “malassol”, which means lightly salted. ...

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Caviar for Father's Day - The Gift He Actually Wants

“He” already has all the neck ties that he likes & will wear; they were selected with suits he purchased.  “He” doesn’t want cologne.  “She” does. If you purchase anything for his “shop”, you’re the tool.  Get him booze & caviar.  The quick & easy way to determine how much caviar you’ll need is easy – 1oz or 30 grams for every 2 people.  Obviously, if you have enthusiasts, you’ll want to consider more & additional varieties. For the unassuming Father who might criticize how much you spent on a gift, we suggest something domestic.  These are great choices… $43 Spoonbill American – Wild caught from Alabama, rich & creamy notes of Osetra $52 Hackleback – Wild caught Kentucky, rich...

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