A symbol of aristocratic elegance and royalty, caviar is an essential ingredient for the ultimate fine dining experience. Its distinctive oceanic flavor and variety of colors and textures bring character and prestige to many dishes.
When it comes to the traditional Russian experience, the glass is always greener when you pair vodka with the finest selection of caviar from around the world. Feel like a Russian tsar with Old World unfiltered vodkas, which are excellent for maintaining balance and a pleasant mouth-feel when paired with a classic sturgeon roe like Osetra and Beluga.
A typical pairing in the world of gastronomy, traditional vodkas have a subtle flavor that allows the unique notes of caviar to prevail. A favorite among executive chefs is the classic Colorado vodka Leopold Silver Tree Small Batch and Jean Marc XO, a premium vodka from the Cognac region of France. Using an exotic variety of wheat, this top shelf vodka is distilled nine times and uses a filtration system with Limousin French oak. Its soft, understated notes of oriental fruit and coconut add a welcome sweetness to the savory and buttery flavors of roe.
Patrick Brown, CEO of KHAVYAR, says he always recommends Stoli when pairing vodka with caviar. Dating back to 20th century Russia, Stoli is one of the original premium vodkas from the iconic Stolichnaya brand, a classic vodka maker. Filtered with charcoal, Stoli is known for its distinctive taste in the world of Russian vodka. Its bitter-sweet notes are the perfect balance with the rich and decadent flavors of caviar, the diamonds of the sea.
Another high-quality traditional brand is the Jewel of Russia Ultra, a 300-year-old vodka using ancient recipes from the heart of Russia. Leaving the palate with a spicy edge and mild, lingering finish, traditional vodka and caviar is the peanut butter to jelly in the world of legendary food pairings.
Best served cold and neat, vodka helps shut down the taste buds and cleanse the palate to prepare for the next delightful bite. For a hint of floral zest, add a strip of lemon to the rim of your glass, which helps bring out the pleasantly briny notes of caviar without overpowering its complex flavors.
For the traditional Russian experience, all you need is glass for the vodka, Mother of Pearl spoons for the caviar, and a table of cheerful company. When you give your dinner guests the gift of gourmet luxury food like caviar, it sets the mood for a memorable celebration of epicurean delights with friends and family. Nostrovia!