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Big pearls... (30.22)


Bobby: Big pearls. If I didn't know any better, I'd think it was Beluga.

Grigor: How can it be Beluga when Beluga is illegal in this country?

Bobby: Of course.

Grigor: Next time, I'll fly in some pangolin.

Beluga caviar is caviar consisting of the roe (or eggs) of the beluga sturgeon Huso huso. It is found primarily in the Caspian Sea, the world’s largest salt-water lake, which is bordered by Iran and the CIS countries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan. It can also be found in the Black Seabasin and occasionally in the Adriatic Sea. Beluga caviar is the most expensive type of caviar, with market prices, at the beginning of the millennium, ranging from $7,000 to $10,000/kg ($3,200 to $4,500/lb).