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Caviar 101


CAVIAR 101

What type of caviar do I order from Oystersandcaviar.ca?

The denomination caviar is reserved for sturgeon eggs, you will find Caviars from different sturgeon species only.

Why should you buy caviar that comes from the production farm only?

Caviar, like luxury products often, is counterfeit. Coming directly from the farm, only the producer has touched your caviar and stamped it with his CITES code. Learn how to read the CITES code.

 How many types of sturgeon?

There is around 25 species of sturgeon around the world that's why it's important to know what you buy.Their common names and their Latin names must be affixed to each caviar you buy.

nc: The Beluga - ln: Huso Huso

nc: L'osciétra ln: Acipenser gueldenstaedtii

nc: The Siberian ln: Acipenser baerii 

c: Lake sturgeon ln: Acipenser oxyrinchus

nc: Shortnose sturgeon ln: Acipenser brevirostrum

nc : White sturgeon ln: Acipenser transmontanus.


CONSERVATION

How long can I keep my caviar?

All our caviars are sold with a best before date. You most keep them in the coldest part of your refrigerator, but you should eat them quickly.

Can I put the caviar I haven't finished in the refrigerator?

Yes, but it should be consumed within the next 24 hours.

Are there the same species of sturgeon as Antonius in Canada?

No, the sturgeon Accipenser Baeri (Siberian) and Acipenser gueldenstaedtii (Osciétra) are not wild or farmed on Canadian territory.

SERVICES

How much caviar do I need?

Plain cocktails:

30 gr serves 1-2 people 

50 gr serves 2-4 people 

125g serves 4-8 people


In Approval of dishes: 

30gr serves 2-4 people 

50 gr 4-8 

125gr serves 8-12 people.

How to taste caviar for the first time?

A la Royale: Nature on the palm of your hand between your thumb and forefinger. Also served with blinis and crème fraîche.

Do I really need the mother of a spoon?

We highly recommend it because metal will oxidize the caviar.



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