A Guide To Different Types of Caviar

Regardless if you’re new to the world of seafood or not, you’re likely familiar with caviar. Caviar is one of the most notorious seafood delicacies out there. It’s hard to come by, but if you can get your hands on a caviar dish you’ll be handsomely rewarded! There’s no secret that caviar is one of the tastiest seafood items out there. However, did you know that there are actually several different types of caviar? They differ a lot more than you think; we give you a guide to some of the most noteworthy types of caviar below!

Sevruga

If you’re looking for the most abundant type of caviar out there, sevruga caviar may be the answer you’re looking for! In fact, when you look at the three main types of caviar together, you’ll find that sevruga caviar encapsulates half of all caviar production. This factor makes it by far the least expensive out of the three types of caviar, but it comes at the cost of the eggs being smaller than the others. It has an intense flavor that combines bitterness, saltiness and richness together for a satisfying taste. These eggs tend to be gray, but they can also be black.

Beluga

No, this type of caviar isn’t named after the beluga whales! However, it does have the biggest eggs out of the three main types, which may be where it gets its name. It has a creamy taste and one of the highest grades of caviar there is. However, this made it too popular amongst US residents, which led to them becoming endangered and made illegal in the country. If you’re still looking for a variant of it, kaluga huso caviar is a hybrid that’s bred in a way that doesn’t endanger the ecosystem.

Osetra

If you’ve looked on our menu before, you’ll notice that this is the type of caviar that Mare Oyster Bar serves the most! Since beluga has the biggest eggs and sevruga the smallest, it should go without saying that osetra meets size in the middle. Osetra caviar is nutty, salty and rich, combining the best of the caviar flavors together for a satisfying bite to eat. Osetra caviar is by far the most popular type of caviar, and it’s even won several prestigious awards for its taste and ease of access!

Caviar At Mare Oyster Bar

Mare Oyster Bar is home to a wide variety of seafood delicacies, and caviar is no exception to the rule! We serve the best tasting and freshest osetra caviar that you can find in the Boston area. If you’re looking for great tasting seafood and an ambiance that can’t be beat, make a reservation with us today!