Caviar and champagne – a match made in heaven
Enjoy a true treat at a top London restaurant through our Thank You from Coutts reward programme.
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Coutts Silk Card holders can now enjoy champagne and caviar at a top London restaurant as one of the rewards available through our Thank You from Coutts programme. To celebrate, we take a closer look at the classic culinary combination.
With its roots often linked to Russia – Russian Tsars were the ones to catapult caviar into the world of luxury – you may be surprised to know that the word ‘caviar’ comes from the Persian word ‘khav-yar’, meaning egg or cake of power. Fish eggs were used by the ancient Persians not just as a delicacy but as a tonic promoting strength and good health.
Caviar can be used to describe various types of fish roe, but it is most closely associated with the eggs of the sturgeon. The female sturgeon can survive in both salt seas, as well as the fresh waters around Eastern Europe and Europe , including the UK. It also belongs to an ancient family of fish – one of very few to survive the dinosaurs – and is virtually unevolved since the Triassic period.
The most highly prized variety of caviar comes from the endangered beluga sturgeon. Its rarity and the quality of its caviar mean that it is always in high demand.
Signs of quality
The look, aroma, and texture of caviar are crucial signs of quality.
1. Uniform in colour - a sign that it all comes from the same fish
2. Slightly glossy but not overly oily
3. Without any distinctive smell, particularly any fishy aroma
The all important taste of caviar will differ depending on the variety and its maturity, but the texture should be delicately firm, fine-grained and smooth in the mouth.
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A champagne and caviar treat is just one of a range of gifts available through our Thank You from Coutts reward programme for Silk Card holders. Speak to your private banker to find out more.
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