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When eating something so exquisite as real caviar, it is hard to imagine doing so with regular utensils. But the look of the utensils you use to eat this special fish roe is not the only thing that matters but the taste, too. It is hard to imagine enjoying caviar without the best caviar spoons there are. And we will list them all.
It is no secret that the best caviar spoons are made of pearls. You can use other materials such as gold pearlized plastic utensils. Still, there are materials you must never use because they will change the taste of your black gold, such as silver.
On the market, there are a lot of variants of utensils you can try, and of course, some are better than others. We have made a list of the best utensils available.
Traditionally roe utensils are made of materials that are not reactive. Chemists call these inert materials. Utensils made of animal horn, mother of pearl or Nacre, and gold can be used to eat roe. Silver and other metals will react with roe and change its taste. Utensils are usually 2.7 to 5 inches in length and have a small bowl on top that is usually oval or paddle-shaped. And even though roe comes in a metallic can, it is made of specialized metal that doesn’t interfere with taste.
As you know, real caviar is made of sturgeon roe, and it is one of the most expensive dishes you can find on the market. Depending on the type of roe you purchase, the prices can go anywhere from $200–$300 per ounce. So if you have a party where you wish to serve this meal, you don’t want to serve it in cutlery that will ruin its taste.
In an emergency, you can use plastic utensils even though the appearance will not be as exclusive as you would want. Still, the taste will remain the same. There are pearlized plastic utensils that look amazing like real mother of pearl utensils, but if you don’t have time to find these, one small solid plastic spoon will do the trick.
Believe it or not, gold is one of the materials you can use when serving fish roe. It will not temper with taste. A Clive Christian gold utensils for roe are probably the most expensive on the market, but their luxurious look will make your caviar presentation to be amazing. They are made of stainless steel covered with 24-carat gold. They cost $300, but once you buy them, you will have a set with a lifetime guarantee. Also, any other golden spoons will be good.
When serving roe, the first question you should ask is what utensil do you eat caviar with? Yes, the best match is pearl utensils. If you find stylish ceramic or glass utensils, they can look nice, and the taste will be the same. There are even glass utensils with serving dishes you can find. A conical bowl made of glass that comes with a chilling bowl for your roe will also be nicely served with glass spoons.
As we already mentioned, the most natural and best way to eat fish roe is with the mother of pearl utensils. They look beautiful, and the best is that they come at a variety of prices and are therefore affordable for anyone’s pocket. Here are some of the best options available:
From oyster-shaped plates to vintage and antique silver bowls, this amazing dish will taste better when presented in a proper manner. Still, no matter if you buy a $30 bowl or mother of pearl plate or serving set of $15,000, what matters when it comes to roe that is served in the right way. Here are some of the most expensive serving sets you can find on the market:
|What is included
|Christofle Vertigo Serving Set
|Made from glass and silver it is part of the brand’s Vertigo collection.
|Scully & Scully Silver-plated Bowl
|Bowl with holder
|silver-plated bowl for ice and roe holder bowl that is placed on three arms.
|Bowl with holder for roe
|Handcrafted serving dish made from silver with the edges carved to mimic real beluga sturgeon roe.
|George Jensen 1507
|Handmade Georg Jensen’s silversmiths in Copenhagen. With silver-made grape designs at the base. The exterior bowl is made of silver, and you see the hammer marks on it.
|Bowl with holder for roe, six shot glasses, and utensils are crafted of natural horn or shell.
|Made from stainless steel and glass, this serving dish has a luxurious look with a modern touch. And you will get a set of natural utensils made by hand.
Yes, metal ruins caviar. Most metallic dishes will transfer their taste to the roe. So if you plan to serve this dish, a plastic spoon is always a better option if you don’t have any other variant available.
And if you wonder can you use a wooden spoon with caviar, the answer is yes.
Just make sure these utensils have a smooth surface, so no crunches of wood end up in eggs. Also, in case of emergency, you can use your hands.
This is an old chef tradition, and it is a legitimate way to taste roe. Just make sure your hands are clean.
Aside from some of the most amazing serving dishes and utensils for roe, you will need other things as well if you host a cocktail party for caviar enthusiasts. Fish roe must be served on ice so you can place it in a serving bowl that is surrounded by ice or in oyster-shaped plates dipped in ice. You can serve roe either with Chopin Family Reserve Vodka or with champagne. Some people prefer to eat roe on blinis, toast, or fine bread, accompanied by sour cream or creme fraiche. But with the most expensive and exquisite roe, you don’t need anything on the side but some fine mother of pearl utensils.
In conclusion, the best roe utensils are made from a mother of pearl. Even though you can buy horn or shell-based spoons, there is no doubt that pearl utensils are the best. They look lovely, clean, and luxurious with a touch of tradition. And if you find some handmade collection with silver or gold ornaments, you will hit the jackpot with your guests. They will feel special, unique, and luxurious like the fine roe they will taste.