It’s official – this year will be the first Valentine’s Day in our lifetime amidst a global pandemic. While restaurants will be open at limited capacities with special safety precautions in order, there’s nothing like enjoying time with your loved one in the comfort and privacy of your home. To make the day a bit more special, we’ll be celebrating with none other than Sterling Caviar. As the leading producer of sustainable domestic caviar, Caviar serves the most discerning chefs, customers, and caviar connoisseurs both here in the U.S. and abroad.
In 1983 Sterling Caviar became the first commercial sturgeon farming operation in California. Then began the 6.5 to 10 year process of spawning broodstock, nurturing the sturgeon fish over time. Caviar owns and operates four white sturgeon farms in Sacramento, California, with water coming from the California Foothills, supplying pristine water used to tend to the family of stock. After special tank reconfigurations, Sterling became the first in the world to have produced commercial quantities of caviar from tank-raised sturgeon. Rest assured Sterling aquaculture and processing meet the standards for legal international trade in caviar and sturgeon products, and follows all required federal, state, and local authorities for food processing.
With a selection of four classes – Classic, Royal, Supreme, and Imperial – each variety of Caviar offers it’s own unique characteristics and flavor. Sterling Classic grade white sturgeon caviar is distinguished by its small to medium, semi-firm to very firm eggs with a typical onyx appearance. On the palate, a robust nuttiness melts away into a smooth, buttery finish. The Royal Caviar, also known as “Black Gold” is slightly larger and can be lighter in appearance then the Classic grade. Due to its consistent taste and texture, this is an all-time favorite of newbies and connoisseurs alike. Further, a favorite among the finest chefs, Sterling Supreme grade white sturgeon caviar is characterized by large, firm eggs with a range in color from onyx to light or dark brown. A complex combination of hazelnuts and earthy tones gives way to a velvety finish, sure to please caviar lovers. Finally, the creme de la creme, Sterling Imperial grade caviar is extremely rare due to the combination of its large pearl size and olive to gold or blond coloring.
Recipes To Enjoy At Home
Sterling white sturgeon caviar is best known for its buttery creaminess, light nutty flavor, and hints of crisp seawater. There are so many great dishes you can enjoy with this caviar – and no better way to start your Valentine’s Day. We’re listing some of our favorite morning recipes below for the ultimate breakfast in bed this Sunday using Caviar.
- Potatoe Roesti [by Chef Philip Tessier]
- Soft Boiled Eggs with Sterling Caviar and Herb Gremolata [by Chef Michael Thiemann]
- Sterling Caviar Breakfast Crepe [by Chef Philip Tessier]
- Pan Roasted Sturgeon with Caviar Creme [by Chef Philip Tessier]
- Avocado Toast with Caviar [by Chef Philip Tessier]
Any of these dishes catch your eye? For ingredient lists and cooking instructions, check out the full recipe listings here. Whether you’re up for a gourmet V-Day preparation, or perhaps just straight up caviar to enjoy with your loved one, look no further than Caviar. Make sure to place your order online by February 11th to guarantee delivery for Valentine’s Day.