Valentines day is a time where we want to share something special with our partners. For a real luxury treat one of these Caviar pots will really hit the spot. Synonymous with luxury, and pure indulgence this Osetra caviar will be a wonderful treat (hopefully for sharing!).  A special shared moment that is combined with some of the finest food is a simple and classic expression of love and affection.

To complete the romantic menu pair up these other seafood classics. Fresh oysters traditionally know as an aphrodisiac are without a doubt “the” sexy feature on any valentines day menu.  For the main course what could be a better delicious romantic treat with your partner than a fresh Lobster? Walter Purkis has always made a speciality of sourcing the very best shellfish available.

We have just what you will need so come in and see us for these ideal romantic ingredients. Place an order in the shops in advance to make sure your meal is perfect and avoid any disappointment.

We recommend that all live shellfish such as oysters, clams and mussels are eaten soon after purchase. Within 24 hours ensures best taste and flavour. They can be kept up to 48 hours in a suitable fridge. Please remember that this year Feb 14th falls on a Monday. So if you are planning a meal “on the day” cooked shellfish such as crab or lobster might be a better option. Caviar is also well preserved in its tin.

Delicate and Refined Flavour

For centuries Caviar has been regarded as one of the finest delicacies, enjoyed by early Persians, Greeks and even in Imperial Rome. Gourmets like to debate the subtle nuances and flavours in different caviar types. As these flavours are so delicate caviar is usually served using a mother of pearl spoon as it is inert, and does not impart any flavour or taint to the caviar.

Our caviar is from the Siberian sturgeon (acipenser baerii), It is a medium-grained roe recognised for its silky texture with a refreshing flavour that has a breathe of the sea. The grain colours range from black/grey all the way to black/brown tones. The caviar has been prepared using the traditional “Malossol” process. The roe’s diameter is between 2.5 – 3.0mm and has a colour palette stretching from pearl grey to hazelnut. Tins are available in three different sizes 50g, 100g and 250g.  Osetra caviar is one of the most prized and refined types of caviar.

 

Sustainable Caviar

With the availability of ethical and sustainable sourcing you can enjoy this treat with a clear conscience. Many years of scientific research and investment, sturgeon farms have now mastered the rearing of the fish and can contribute not only to the production of eggs but also the preservation of this majestic Fish. Our caviar is produced in the farm located in Pandino, Cremona province, within the Natural Park of the Tormo river, one of the few still pristine rivers of Lombardy. The Tormo river takes its waters from a wide numbers of flatland springs, so waters are constantly fresh, clear and pure in which the sturgeons can thrive.