Buckwheat Blinis with Caviar
You are going to think there are two Russias. In the old days that was true and that was what the revolution was all about. This is a dish that was popular with the upper classes in the old days. However, it is eaten in this country by hard working Russian immigrants who can afford things here that they could not afford "on the other side." Black caviar is best with these. Black lumpfish caviar from Iceland or Denmark is just fine if you do not wish to spend a fortune on Russian caviar. You can cook these ahead of time and refrigerate them in sealed plastic bags. Reheat them on a medium-hot griddle just before serving.