One of the fanciest foods you can serve at dinner is the exclusive white gold caviar. Harvested at a fish farm in Austria by a father-son duo, the caviar comes from a rare albino sturgeon. The process can take eight to ten years to complete—and the Gruell family are the only fish breeders in the world who know how.
The preparation process is just as intricate: the roe is dehydrated, finely grated and mixed with dusting of 22-karat edible gold leaf to create a truly unique, luxurious and bespoke delicacy. So how much would it cost to enjoy this luxurious dish? A cool $113,630.
To make just one kilo White Gold, the father-son duo use five kilos of caviar, which is then dehydrated. Older sturgeon are used because the eggs are apparently more elegant, smooth, spongier, aromatic, and they simply taste better.
The White Gold caviar is served to the super rich at some of the best restaurants in the world.Another reason for the prohibitive price of White Gold is the age of albino belugas. While sturgeons usually live over 100 years, few belugas reach that age due to a genetic flaw that shortens their life.