From Edible Meat Pearls to Opulent Caviar Skin Care

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 7, 2015
From caviar skin care to luxury caviar lounges, the tradition of consuming sturgeon roe in one form or another has long been associated with opulence and exclusivity.

Modern innovations have taken some of the elitism out of caviar. A device with the tongue-in-cheek title 'Imperial Spherificator' allows gourmands to create caviar from almost any ingredient. Curious foodies have used it to make everything from edible meat pearls to tiny Sriracha pellets.

In other instances, caviar maintains its reputation of extreme indulgence in innovative new applications. La Prairie caviar skin care serum is sold in crystal goblets, with just 2.5 ounces of the sumptuous cream included in each container. Even a nail polish that mimics the texture of caviar is priced at $30 a bottle.

For the most part, though, caviar remains the snack of the super-wealthy. The gorgeous caviar lounge recently opened at the Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton is a testament to this fact.