For the ultimate in indulgent gifting, caviar takes some beating. And with a stunning collection recently launched by one of the world’s most celebrated visionaries and entrepreneurs, Hadid Caviar has got it wrapped this Christmas.
Mohamed Hadid, in partnership with a team that has enjoyed over three decades in the seafood industry, has combined age-old tradition with cutting-edge technology to create this most delicate of delicacies. Only making its debut in July, the collection is already being hailed as ‘The World’s Most Desirable Caviar’.
This exceptional portfolio comprises six editions - Black Diamond (Beluga), Black (Imperial), Gold (Royal Oscietra), Ruby (Sevruga), Silver (Baerii) and Sultan’s (Almas) - all produced exclusively for the brand. All, apart from Almas which is sold only in 500g tins, are available in quantities of 50g, 125g, 250g and 500g. With prices starting from £75, they are sure to appear on the wish list of caviar connoisseurs and newbies alike.
Hand selected by Mohamed himself, the six editions are sustainable and 100% traceable, in compliance with the rules set out in CITES, the multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals.
Christmas is all about giving and Hadid Caviar will be donating 5% of the profit from every sale to the vital work being undertaken by amfAR to make AIDS history and bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All editions are currently available online only. They can be purchased from hadidcaviar.com/row/
The Caviar Editions
Black Diamond - Beluga (£250 - £2,000)
With a reputation as one of the world’s most exclusive caviars, Beluga is created with the exquisite roe of the Huso Huso sturgeon. Renowned the world over for its superior quality, taste and colour, the eggs appear large in size (3.3-3.5mm) and their colours are typically light grey with fascinating marble effects. Beluga offers astonishing and beautifully complex flavours.
Black - Imperial (£85 - £750)
Designed for the discerning palate, Royal Imperial Caviar (Dauricus Schrenckii) is sought out for its exquisite flavour and succulent finish. It is the only type of caviar created by two different species. One of the rarest varieties available today, it is defined by large, firm plump eggs with a size of 3-3.5mm. Imperial has a sublime buttery flavour and is renowned for its complex hint of creamy, briny notes. It simply melts in the mouth, for a truly sensual and sophisticated experience.
Gold - Royal Oscietra (£85 - £850)
One of the most prized breeds, Royal Oscietra caviar (Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii) is obtained from the mature Oscietra sturgeon (typically aged between nine and 12 years) which can weigh up 20kg. Royal Oscietra varies in colour from deep brown to gold, but the HADID variety is lightest in colour - and the most sought after for its rich flavour. The eggs are medium sized and boast a smooth, velvety texture with a hazelnut aroma and nutty flavour. Rich and complex, they truly define the Caspian Sea.
Silver - Baeri (£75 - £750)
Baeri caviar’s trademark intense flavours capture the imagination with the essence of nut and mushroom, before finishing with buttery notes. The luscious texture of the medium-size, olive to black eggs wash over the palate, leaving sumptuous aromas and indulgent memories.
Ruby - Sevruga (£90 - £900)
Sevruga is the smallest of the caviar-producing sturgeons, leading to a more pronounced, saltier flavour profile. The petite grey to black eggs melt in the mouth and leave an unforgettable aftertaste.
Sultan’s Edition - Almas (£15,000)
Persian for diamonds. Almas is undoubtedly the world’s most exclusive and coveted caviar and its most expensive food. Harvesting the roe from extremely rare albino sturgeon results in the highest quality of caviar. Complex and nuanced, with small to medium eggs with a unique translucent amber color, the Almas caviar offers a pleasant sensation with refined textures and a subtle nutty tone.
The Sultan’s Edition also comprises a Beluga Almas, priced at £32,500 per 500g.