December 16, 2011
Now look what the cat dragged in!
The following was shot by a satisfied (and highly empathic) customer of ZwyerCaviar.
I know, “you own a dog, but you feed a cat.” (Jenny de Vries)
And it is a general knowledge that “9 out of 10 prefer it”. (Whiskas)
So, even if “a dog will flatter you, you have to flatter the cat.” (George Mikes)
It is written, that ”thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods”, and it seems that “cats have never forgotten this.” (Anonymous)
And this fact does not bother us at all, because ”there are two means of refuge from the miseries of life:
music caviar and cats.” (Albert Schweitzer / Caviarist)
But if these two come in a package, remember this: “In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats.” (English proverb)
Good old Mr. Mark Twain captured the essence of our position towards cats saying ”if man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.”
October 11, 2011
Last month I went to Dubai and Abu Dhabi for an intensive meet and greet with several parties. It was a unique experience and – thanks to the great hospitality of my fellow partners on site – a memorable one.
I was positively surprised about the great support I received from virtually any person I came across.
This was not the case with the heat hitting my face right after touch down. It was even worse than expected. As an Alpine mountain lion, dealing with ‘the desert’ was the hardest part. I really had to be crystal clear about my intentions before stepping out of the – oh, so beautifully airconditioned – car.
Many times I would have preferred the meetings being held inside my white Chevrolet, than in that ultra-luxurious hotel lobby, just meters away. The way getting there felt like a death trap to me. And apparently my body system did not blend in after days.
But nevertheless, when I sat on my punnet inside the 777, I was armed with endless good moments. This was a trip to be remembered of. And my thanks go out to John, Johnny, Geith, Ali, Girar and the many nameless helper on my way (including the nice navi-assistant who brought be safe back again)…
ZwyerCaviar is currently being placed in hot locations across the UAE (yes, pun intended). When facts drop in, I babble them out. Letting you know where to go for a nice caviar treat in this fascinating and friendly melting pot we all know as the UAE.
I finish this short travelog with the words of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and some snapshots:
“What makes the desert beautiful, is that somewhere it hides a well.”
August 7, 2010
Albeit it might not be considered actually as ‘fresh news’, it fits seemingly well in my blog about caviar and for caviarists.
Back in 2005 the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow decided to remove Alexander Kosolapov’s “Icon Caviar” from its exhibition about Russian Pop Art after receiving heavy criticism and even threats from local Orthodox church.
Here’s the picture of that infamous piece of art:
If interested, I recommend you read the following article about that art scandal that shaked Russians art-community some years back: BBC News
July 8, 2009
It’s just plain great to know, who is checking up my blog. Which audience. The old saying goes: keep your friends close. But keep your enemies closer. Well, sure thing. I might just do that.
Some Germans within the caviar industry asked me last week – in a not at all polite way – to delete a post. It was about some missguided info about them. Supposedly. Something they wanted to see vanished from the face of the earth. But hey! My blog is just that: my blog. And as much as you would like me having total control over the internet (thing again!), I cannot guarantee that this blogarticle will pop out the net anytime in the future.
So, this goes out to whom it may concern:
Lay back. Dont panik. And do yourself a favour: play! Its the internet. Its the 3rd millenia. Its the grey zone. Get updated. Or get out.
June 5, 2009
Nothing against the lifestyle of the super rich. But there’s a limit for everything. Not so much for the guys at beveryhillscaviar.com. They are offering ‘caviar’ (actually its salmon roe) for dogs…
“Delicious gourmet treats for your dog. Discover your pets favorite new treat. Dogs love caviar so much that they leave the biscuit behind. Famous among celebrity clients, this caviar duo will be your pets favorite.
Your dog will surely love you forever after dining on this generous gourmet feast. This makes an ideal birthday gift for your dog. Celebrities and royalty throughout history have fed this elitist food to their loved ones and dogs.”
May 29, 2009
Here is a very informative youtube video (23min long) about caviar in general. Mostly about the Russian caviar industry and the Caspian Sea (states).
But there is also a short chapter about the Russian artist Andrei Logvin and his caviar-poster mentioned in an earlier post. Watch the video between 4:55 min – 6:25min…
May 27, 2009
Andrei Logvin is a russian artist and designer from Moscow. He stirred up the local scene with his award winning advertising poster “Zhizn Udalas” about 10 years ago. It shows black caviar over red caviar. And it says in kirilic “life has been a success”. The work reflects the russian situation back in 1998, when the stock market collapsed and caviar became unaffordable for the most. Triggering a need to reflect on this national delicatesse and the must-have attitude of Moscow’s in-crowd. Of course, over the last 10 years many russians became very (stinky) rich and the impact of this poster lost its provocation.
But now, in the eye of the current economic crisis, as Russia’s finest (oligarchs) are struggling again to protect their remaining billions, this artwork might become their epitome of the Present Tense…
May 4, 2009
Inventions that the world doesnt need…?
Beverlyhillscaviar.com offers an imitation of caviar made out of gold flakes, white wine and lemon (so they say). Surely ideal to decorate sea food and sweets…Pricetag on a 2.6oz jar: 145USD.
See also this (almost funny!) interview on metacafe.com with the owners of lonestarcaviar.com and beverlyhillscaviar.com. You might tell your potential clients that all fish eggs fall under the ‘caviar’ category. But I highly recommend you to do that only in the US!
Bill, Beluga is ‘just as good as American Caviar’? From which lonely star does this fact come from? And what the heck is a ‘black sturgeon’? Just the oposite of the US ‘white sturgeon’ maybe?
April 23, 2009
Shocking news is breaking that world-famous lead singer from U2, Paul Hewson a.k.a. Bono, was found dead this morning in a penthouse suite of a hotel in Amsterdam.
At 10:00 this morning staff of the Intercontinental Amstel hotel in Amsterdam made the decision to enter Bono’s penthouse suite despite the “Do Not Disturb” sign hung on the door. The decision was taken after Bono’s missed an appointment to meet his new Dutch accountant to discuss important taxation affairs.
Upon entering the room staff were shocked to discover Bono submerged in a bath of caviar. Urgent attempts were made to revive Mr. Hewson but the emergency CPR attempts were hindered by the large quantities of Almas Beluga caviar which were blocking his windpipe.
Authorities arrived on the scene and do not currently suspect foul play, however enquiries are being made as to the whereabouts of the supplier of such a large quantity of Almas Beluga caviar, which famously retails for £25,000 per kilo, and samples of the caviar have been sent to the Nederlands Forensisch Instituut in the Hague for testing to rule out any possibility of poisoning.
Bono’s body has been removed to the city morgue and it is expected that cause of death will be either asphyxiation or the rarely seen ‘indulgence toxicity’, however it has been advised that no statement on this will be given until a full toxicity test has been undertaken.
Hendrickje Brinkerhoff, a hair stylist in an exclusive salon a near to the International Amstel, said this afternoon that she had been delighted to serve Mr. Hewson on a couple of occasions recently. “I think it’s really sad,” Ms. Brinkerhoff said. “He seemed like a very happy man and had said that the people in Holland were so much better dressed than the Irish that he knew. He made me laugh when he said that but I wasn’t sure how he would take me giving him advice on his own fashion sense.” She later added “It’s funny, he wouldn’t take his sunglasses off even when I was washing his hair.”
Outside the Intercontinental Amstel hotel a sizeable crowd had gathered and many people expressed shock at Mr. Hewson’s death. Rykaard Groesbeck, a local artist, said, “That’s terrible. It seems such a cruel way to go, and what a waste of such expensive caviar!”
Geertje Schermerhorn, a student who was passing by, said, “That’s awful, and I was only listening to ‘Shiny Happy People’ this morning. The world must be much less happy now.”
As news of Mr. Hewson’s death spreads across the Internet, the Chief of Police (Hoofdcommissaris) has issued a fairly terse summary of the death: “On Wednesday the 1st of July 2009 at approximately 1000 hours, in the centrum precinct, police responded to the InterContinental Amstel at Professor Tuppelin 1 and found a M/W/48 unconscious. The victim was pronounced DOA upon removal from a bath filled with Almas Beluga caviar. Investigation continues.”
U2’s manager and other band members have so far been unavailable for comment.”
Obviously another 1st of April prank…!
The article taken from http://alex.leonard.ie/2009/04/01/shock-news-bono-drowns-in-caviar-filled-bath/
March 23, 2009
Thomas Watson invented the telephone. Yeah, what an invention! But this was – as we all know – a double tracked happening together with Mr. Bell. And therefor something to be expected back in these days. Now, another Watson came up with another idea, which is truly unique and unexpected!
Meet crazy kiwi Matt Watson, the worlds most offbeat fisherman there is. Since his appearance at the David Letterman show he became pretty popular. But for some he still might be worthy to mention. Matt might have had the same thought as the Old Man and the Sea: “To hell with luck. I’ll bring the luck with me.”
So, he fishes a marlin on a surf board (yes, thats right) - fighting over 90min and getting dragged out to the sea for about 11miles -, or on his very bored days he jumps out of a chopper, dives into the sea and grabs out another marlin. Check out these and other impressive footages of crazy Matt!