NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23:  Chocolatier Chef Nicolas Cloiseau attends the Chocolate, Caviar, Vodka Party at Petrossian on June 23, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Petrossian)
The Best Chocolate To Pair With Caviar, According To Science
By Christine Barba
Caviar is made from sturgeon fish roe and is among the most expensive foods, costing between $50 to $3,000 per ounce. You can essentially combine caviar with anything, but some experts claim that chocolate and caviar are a delight to the tastebuds, particularly this type.
Celebrity chef Heston Marc Blumenthal stated that salt highlights the flavor of white chocolate and tried pairing it with several salt-based options. He found that caviar and white chocolate work wonders on the palate, stating, "Caviar transformed the flavor far more spectacularly than I could have imagined, making it richly smooth, briny and buttery."
In 1992, Blumenthal and Swiss scientist Francois Benzi formed "the food pairing hypothesis," stating, "ingredients will work well together in a dish if they share similar flavors." Per this theory, since both white chocolate and caviar have a lot of "amines," or a "group of proteins" that add to the flavor we find in "cooked meats and cheeses," they pair well with one another.