Caviar was a Human delicacy from Earth, although it or the equivalent may have been popular with other species as well. It consisted of unhatched fish eggs.
In 2366, Captain Jean-Luc Picard always kept some real caviar from the Caspian Sea on the USS Enterprise-D for special occasions, such as a buffet with a Klingon exchange officer and Worf's brother Kurn, who, however, did not seem to be fond of the delicacy. (TNG: "Sins of the Father")
Captain Picard felt the replicators did not do the dish justice, and always tried to keep some on hand. Q, on the other hand, had a considerably less favorable opinion of the dish. (TNG: "Deja Q")
When Deanna Troi began to suffer from Barclay's Protomorphosis Syndrome, she ordered Ongilin caviar for dinner and claimed she needed something "salty". (TNG: "Genesis")
In 2377, after spending time inhabiting the body of Seven of Nine, The Doctor complained that she denied herself the luxuries of life, telling her that "Instead of replicating caviar, you choose nutritional supplement 13-alpha." (VOY: "Body and Soul")
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