In a small food processor
, combine the olive oil and chopped herbs
until smooth and combined.
Fill a demitasse (espresso
style) cup or similar cylindrical dish with hot water and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, fold together the eggs
, celery and onion
. Add the mayonnaise
and mustard to the mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine the ingredients again and then taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. The egg mixture should be moist but not overly wet and not too salty.
Empty the demitasse
cup of the water and begin scooping the egg salad into the cup, lightly pressing the salad in so that it fills in the spaces. Fill the cup, then immediately invert it over a clean serving plate, shaking lightly until the salad is released onto the plate. If the cup-shaped form is not held, repeat until the desired effect is achieved.
Scoop a large tablespoon of the caviar
and place it right on top of the egg salad timbale
the plate with 2 tablespoons of the herb oil, reserving the rest of the oil for another use. Serve with toasted bread or crackers and enjoy!