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Old 01-31-2011, 08:47 PM
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At the beginning of March my wife and I are hosting a Flapper - Roaring 20s Party in our 1912 character home. This is to help beat the mid-winter blues and in place of a Mardi Gras party. It's something that I always thought would be fun to do. Right now I'm debating about adding a casino to the mix of things; as most speakeasies had a backroom casino. Anyway, I'll decide on how much of Casino once we know how many people will actually attend. I can rent a slot machine so thought that would be fun to add to the poker and blackjack tables, and mah jong game. Will probably include the game Go as well; as it was just hitting mainstream New York in the 1920s, although more so in the 1930s throughout the US and Canada.

So . . . the preamble to my question: I've never had caviar before and do want to serve it at the party, since it's a 1920s thing. I finally got out today and priced it and I was pleased to find that it's not the $150/oz that I thought it was -- well, yes they can order that in if I'd like, but I don't think we'll go that way. At first I nixed the idea thinking it was too expensive but after today thought yes, this is doable.

I can get salmon caviar for $19/oz or lumpfish caviar for about $30/oz. They also had White fish and something else, which would be less expensive. They did say that the lumpfish caviar is what they sell the most, so I may just go with that.

So my question is. . . . for those of you who have had caviar what kind was it, and did you like it? I don't feel like ordering $80 - 150/oz sturgeon fish caviar. (I think the beluga sturgeon caviar is the most expensive at $320/oz.) So for those of you who have had caviar, would you go with the salmon or lumpfish?

If you're interested check out the wiki we created for the party. I ordered my zoot suit and spats from California (online), and my wife will wear a dress that my grandmother wore during the early 30s. Should be a fun evening - or so we hope.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:00 PM
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Tried it once on crackers amd moved on. Not much taste, definitely slimy, soft pellets. Some people fancy it.
Put it in a nice little dish and chill before serving.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:17 PM
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I like the Salmon Roe with Sushi. Never had "proper" caviar though, with the bone spoon and everything. It's funny you started this thread, I was just at Costco this morning and noticed that they're now selling caviar.

Anyway, the party sounds like a great idea, really fun. Good Luck!
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:28 PM
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I'd go with the $30 one. I've eaten fish eggs right out of the fish before. Brook trout it was while we were fertilizing eggs. Fun times.

Have a good time.
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I'd go with the $30 one. I've eaten fish eggs right out of the fish before. Brook trout it was while we were fertilizing eggs. Fun times.

Have a good time.
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Meh. It is what it is. It is what it was. Water off of my back. The girls liked it.
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I'd go with the lumpfish. The salmon caviar is delicious, but very different from standard "caviar." Each salmon egg is about the size of a green pea, but lumpfish and sturgeon, the eggs are more like ball-bearing sized. And salmon caviar is very intense tasting... I love it, but it is seriously damn strong in flavor. The lumpfish should be a little milder, and friendlier to those who aren't sure about putting fish eggs in their mouth.
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