Atlantis, The Palm teamed up with US caviar company AmStur on New Year’s Eve to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest caviar tin.
The 50kg portion of caviar, which was presented to guests at the resorts' gala dinner, smashed the previous record for the world’s largest caviar tin recorded in 2016, which had weighed 17kg.
The caviar was served in a custom-made, diamond-shaped caviar tin called ‘Cleito’, named after the goddess known as the ‘Mother of Atlantis’.
The 98cm x 74cm tin was created using the R16 stainless steel and had compartments to store frozen ice gel to ensure the caviar's appropriate temperature.
Alongside an official Guinness World Record adjudicator, who judged the attempt live during the New Year’s Eve gala dinner, over 5,000 guests took part in the event, snapping photos with the tin and consuming the entire 50kg amount of caviar over the course of the evening, using custom-engraved mother-of-pearl spoons.
After checking that the attempt was verified and the team adhered to the guidelines, the Guinness World Record adjudicator confirmed a new world record.
Serge Zaalof, chief operating officer for Atlantis Resorts and Residences, said, "We have thoroughly enjoyed this project we have embarked upon with our esteemed partner, AmStur Caviar and we are extremely proud to have achieved the impossible with the 50kg tin. Our New Year’s Eve gala dinner is a very special location in our city to welcome in the new year and we were thrilled to share this record breaking experience with our most valuable and loyal guests".
Sascha Triemer, vice president for food and beverage at Atlantis, The Palm, said, “At Atlantis, The Palm we pride ourselves on creating an amazing experience and everlasting memories for our guests and we welcomed this opportunity to introduce the luxury taste of AmStur – The World's Finest Caviar. By breaking the Guinness World Record title for Largest Tin of Caviar, we continue to wow our guests and allow them to experience the unforgettable and seemingly impossible".
AmStur Caviar partner, Nicholas Narsavidze said, "We were very proud to partner with Atlantis, The Palm in this unique undertaking, and are extremely excited to introduce our AmStur to the esteemed guests of the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. AmStur's native-raised, white sturgeon, caviar has been acclaimed by renowned chefs and discerning consumers throughout the world for its exquisite flavour and perfect texture. Our success demonstrates that culinary excellence and sustainable practices can go hand-in-hand, and we look forward to bringing AmStur caviar to everyone who not only appreciates fine quality, but cares about protecting the environment."