Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Dani Fisher Photo by: Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Dani Fisher

California Caviar Tasting

There's nothing quite as indulgent as ordering caviar service in a restaurant with a good bottle of bubbly. But it's just as easy to serve it to your guests--at a fraction of the cost.

Sunset DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 10 to 12
  • Total:10 Minutes


  • 1 jar (1 oz.) of California caviar*
  • 1/4 cup creme fraîche
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon shredded lemon zest
  • 12 melba toasts or sliced and toasted baguette


Set caviar jar in a small bowl of ice on a plate. In smaller, individual dishes, put creme fraîche, shallots, chives, and lemon zest. Serve with melba toast or toasted baguette slices.

*Order sustainable California caviar from Tsar Nicoulai Caviar (tsarnicoulai.com).

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 45
  • Calories from fat: 49%
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Fat: 2.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.4g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sodium: 77mg
  • Cholesterol: 18mg

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California Caviar Tasting recipe