Mother’s Day is coming up and this cutlery caviar spoon came to mind. According to Wikipedia:
“There is a custom that caviar should not be served with a metal spoon, because metal may impart an undesirable flavour. Some food experts point out that caviar is stored and sold in metal tins, and therefore any effect of metal on caviar flavour is a misconception; however, others point out that silver is reactive, and may affect caviar flavour.”
Those metal tins these days are lined with a protective layer so I’m still a believer that a metal spoon can ruin the caviar experience. Even if it’s just the mouth feel of metal that is a factor.
But either way, call your Mom. And go out and get some champagne and caviar and treat her. She raised you and put up with you, she deserves a treat.