Where to Find the World’s Most Expensive Caviar in Hong Kong

  • Almas Caviar Bar at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.

    Almas Caviar Bar at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.

  • Almas Persicus caviar in its 23-carat gold tin.

    Almas Persicus caviar in its 23-carat gold tin.

  • A four-meter chandelier sets the mood at Almas.

    A four-meter chandelier sets the mood at Almas.

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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 you’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 bar’s other offerings—five additional caviars served with blinis and all the proper fixings, Balik smoked salmon, and Caviar House champagne and vodka to pair—can all be ordered on an extravagant whim. —Gabrielle Lipton

For more information, visit Almas Caviar Bar.

This article originally appeared in the December/January print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“All in a Roe”).

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