Caviar is one of the world’s most exquisite gastronomic product. A food appreciated for its flavour and texture extracted from the sturgeon which can delight even the most demanding palates. Certainly, the rarity and scarcity of the product mean that it’s not exactly cheap, but even so we can say that it’s a pleasure that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime. The leading gastronomic writer Carlos Maribona recommends our caviar, “a product that should be tried at least once in every life,” as he wrote recently in the El comidista section of the El País newspaper. Maribona recommends our Sterling Caviar brand because it comes from white sturgeon in the Sacramento River and is produced using craft methods without pasteurisation or preservatives such as borax.
He justifies its purchase in this very poetic way: “A good blini with caviar at the beginning of the meal and everything will go like silk.” This is his paraphrase of Julio Camba, who ranks caviar as the most delicious thing in the world, as well as an appetite stimulant. Maribona also recalls in the same article how Josep Pla, in his book “Lo que hemos comido” [“What we have eaten”]”, humorously claimed that caviar was a delicatessen all on its own and that even if it was cheap it would still be one. Obviously, these sticky little grey balls with their delicate, subtle smell, for Pla had a substantial, light and original flavour.
And the fact is that sturgeon eggs are a product that has always been surrounded by a certain halo of exclusivity and been accompanied by their own ritual. Served in mother-of-pearl, marble or glass spoons, but never with metal implements which, according to the most expert palates, harm the exquisite flavour. Only in that way can one enjoy the authentic pleasure of this product when it hits the palate. And although it is true that that it is a delicatessen which not everyone can afford, there’s never a bad time to treat yourself. That’s why caviar is an ideal gift for the most special occasions. What better present than a tin of exquisite sturgeon eggs? For all these reasons, Maribona recommends the Sterling Caviar brand, which harvests its product from the white sturgeon of the Sacramento River in California and processes it using craft techniques without pasteurisation or preservatives such as borax. A gourmet product that we should all try at least once in our lifetimes.