The most expensive kind of caviar in the world is now being spooned out in Asia, and in one place only. Opened in September in the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, Almas Caviar Bar is the sole spot on the continent to get the exclusive Almas Persicus roe, which hails from the Caspian Sea and is marked by an incredibly nuanced, creamy flavor. If this kingly delicacy is what youâ€™re after, note that it requires advanced ordering, as only 100 tins of it are made each year, plated in 23-carat gold, and sold through the French caviar institution Caviar House & Prunier. But the handsome seven-seat barâ€™s other offeringsâ€”five additional caviars served with blinis and all the proper fixings, Balik smoked salmon, and Caviar House champagne and vodka to pairâ€”can all be ordered on an extravagant whim.Â â€”Gabrielle Lipton
For more information, visitÂ Almas Caviar Bar.
This article originally appeared in theÂ December/JanuaryÂ print issue of DestinAsian magazine (â€śAll in a Roe”).