Swiss people are very wealthy- money from their famous banks, watches, chocolates and cuckoo clocks really adds up. So they have lots of money to burn on frivolous and opulent things. You don’t even have to set foot in real Switzerland to drops loads of money on caviar in Zurich airport.
Care to spend over $1,000 on a tin can that resembles a container of chewing tobacco? Caviar House has you covered with 250 grams (about half a pound) of black fish eggs for the bargain basement price of just €937. Leave some on the shelves for the others! Luckily if you live in the European Union, Caviar House will deliver…in a golden parachute?
The Caviar House is not for every visitor to Zurich airport however. It is located in the main concourse, where you have to clear security to get back to the airplane gates. So basically, if you can’t afford to really be in Switzerland, don’t bother. I had flown in from Greece just to change planes, but was dumped back to go through security again. As Napoleon Dynamite would say…lucky! This doesn’t happen when you fly in from the Netherlands. Are the Swiss just trying to rub salt in the wounds here?
During my inquisitive and perplexed visit to Caviar House, I happened to notice a bottle of French wine in a wicker basket. It was casually displayed by the entrance, priced on sale at around a thousand bucks, written in red marker on a placard. Classy! And is that all? I will just take one on my way out, as a parting gift, thanks.