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Seductive Caviar

When my husband and I first started dating, he made this for me one night.

It worked.

Enough said.


1 jar of caviar, chilled
1 whole lemon, sliced into eights
Half a red onion, diced or 3-4 brown shallots, diced
1/2 – 1 tub sour cream or creme fraiche
2 boiled eggs, peeled, cooled and diced
The best baguette you can find, sliced into thin rounds
Champagne or sparkling wine, the best you can afford.


I like to serve this in a crystal bowl filled with ice and a gorgeous Alessi serving plate we have that has four glass compartments. Serve it with your finest tableware, crystal and flatware. These little touches makes all the difference.

Fill the crystal bowl with ice and place the jar of caviar on top. Place the onions, lemon, egg and sour cream in each of the serving plate compartments. Arrange serving spoons around. Place the sliced baguette in a beautiful bowl.

To eat, take a slice of baguette and smear thickly with creme fraiche. Place a spoonful of caviar on top and then add onions, egg and a squeeze of lemon as desired.

Chew. Sigh. Try a sip of Champagne to see if it makes it even better. It does.

Repeat until finished. The end will come too soon. Vow to do it again soon.

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