Caviar is often called “black gold”, being one of the world’s most expensive and luxurious foods humanity has ever known. Since the times of Ancient Rome, caviar had been reserved for the upper classes of society and served at the tables of European kings and Russian tsars.
Today caviar is appreciated and prized by gastronomy enthusiasts more than ever. It has an honorable place on menus of best restaurants and top hotels, on shelves of exquisite food stores, at high-society events and formal receptions. After the ban on fishing of wild sturgeon for caviar the demand for the product raised dramatically. Nowadays, legal caviar comes from aquacultures and its international trade is controlled by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species).