eating etiquette (how to eat...)
Caviar is the roe, or eggs, of sturgeon, also loosely used for the roe of other fish, such as salmon or lumphish. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, when fish roe other than sturgeon is advertised as caviar, the name of the fish must preceed the word, such as "salmon caviar" or "lumphsh caviar".
Caviar is served cold in a small crystal bowl laid on a bed of cracked ice and accompanied by small rounds of toast.
Table manners for eating caviar. Caviar is scooped with a small spoon onto a toast round, along with garnish (if served). Eat with the fingers.
What Wine to Serve with Caviar
Serve Champagne, top-quality dry California sparkling wine, or unoaked French Chardonnay from Chablis.
- Mike Lininger, Editor, Etiquette Scholar
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