The Most Expensive Caviar in the World
If you want to enjoy the world’s most expensive caviar you would have to pay £25,000 for 1 kg of fish eggs. World’s most expensive Caviar is called ALMAS (Russian for Diamond). This Beluga caviar is white in appearance. The most expensive caviar comes from the Beluga Sturgeon, native to the Caspian Sea. Generally, the lighter the color of Beluga caviar the older the fish is.
The most expensive Caviarcomes from the fish which is 100 year old albino Sturgeon in the Caspian Sea. As a general rule, the lighter the color of Beluga Caviar the older is the fish and the more elegant and exquisite is the flavor.
The word caviar comes from the Persian word “Khag-avar,” meaning “the roe-generator.” In Medieval Russia, caviar was a peasant food, but by the time Shakespeare wrote the famous, “twas caviary to the general,” caviar had gained its association with connoisseurship and luxury. An important fact about caviar is that the older the fish, the more elegant and exquisite is the flavor.
Almas is extremely rare and extremely expensive. Obviously, it’s not widely available and in fact the only outlet is the Caviar House & Prunier in London’s Picadilly which is allegedly the site of the most expensive meal in Britain that sells a kilo of the expensive Almas caviar in a 24-karat gold tin for £16,000, or about $25,000. It is beautifully packed in none other than a 24K gold tin, diamond is always set in gold only. The Caviar House also sells a £800 tin for those on a smaller budget.
Beluga caviar is composed of pea-sized, gray eggs. In general, the lighter the color, the more expensive it is. The grades are: 0 (darkest color), 00 (medium toned), and 000 (lightest color). The 000 grade is the most expensive and is sometimes referred to as “royal caviar”. In terms of texture, royal most expensive Caviar is often described as rich and silky.