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Caviar for Father's Day - The Gift He Actually Wants

“He” already has all the neck ties that he likes & will wear; they were selected with suits he purchased.  “He” doesn’t want cologne.  “She” does. If you purchase anything for his “shop”, you’re the tool.  Get him booze & caviar.  The quick & easy way to determine how much caviar you’ll need is easy – 1oz or 30 grams for every 2 people.  Obviously, if you have enthusiasts, you’ll want to consider more & additional varieties. For the unassuming Father who might criticize how much you spent on a gift, we suggest something domestic.  These are great choices… $38 - Spoonbill American – Wild caught from Alabama, rich & creamy notes of Osetra $49 Hackleback – Wild caught Kentucky, rich...

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A Pound of Caviar & Fried Chicken

Sound crazy?  Yes.  But that didn’t stop Celebrity Chef David Chang from pulling out this magic trick at Momofuku Noodle Bar in July.  This sounds like the type of dinner party & presentation that's beyond your reach.  It’s not.  It may be the easiest event you’ve ever hosted.  What’s even better is the fact that it dresses up or down to your specific event – cocktail or tailgate – it’s impressive. The portions are typically 1 Whole Fried Chicken to 500g of Amia Calva.  Which is, of course, 1.1lbs of caviar. If you’ve have not fried a whole bird, Bon Appétit has this recipe to use as a guideline.  You can season the bird to taste.  Some of our favorite seasonings are...

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6 Food Delicacies as Rare as Caviar (Infographic)

Caviar is synonymous with luxury, but it’s far from being the only food that costs more per ounce than the average grocery item. These six delicacies are considered to be the most prized foods in the world, savored by the elite for their rarity and complex flavors.   Saffron Saffron threads are actually the stigmas of a particular variety of crocus— about 50,000 square feet of crocuses need to be harvested to yield 1 lb. of this delicate yet potent spice. Saffron is used internationally in many culinary traditions. $10-30 per gram   Almas Caviar While many varieties of true sturgeon caviar are available at a more affordable rate, the sought-after Almas caviar, sourced from 100-year-old albino sturgeons, is the...

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The Best Oyster Bars in America

The beginning of fall doesn’t just signal a shift to cooler temperatures— it’s also the beginning of oyster season. Though there are countless ways to enjoy these delicious molluscs, the start of the season is a prime time to partake of the raw, chilled oysters you’ll find at America’s best oyster bars— whether you prefer them with a spritz of lemon or a bit of house-made cocktail sauce, you’re sure to be treated to a delicious evening at these locales.   Northeast: Maison Premiere, New York While Grand Central’s oyster bar may be the most famous in the city (and remains a classic spot for channeling Mad Men vibes), the swanky Brooklyn-based Maison Premiere is an intimate alternative far too...

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