Starters, often called appetizers, consist of some interesting varieties of foods that are eaten before the main meal. They usually include delicate and bite-sized morsels of meats or vegetables that can rouse your taste buds as well as your appetite.
If you look at a typical starter menu, you’ll see an array of appetizers like soups, finger foods, and other intricate preparations that are served at the beginning of a bigger meal. Hence, it can be said that starter dishes essentially warm up your appetite as well as your curiosity about what’s to come.
Fire and Ice Serves Delicious Starters to Tantalize Your Taste Buds
The best thing about our fine dining starters is that they’re extremely versatile!
At Fire and Ice, our chefs work hard to create the most gorgeous and delicious starters that make you look forward to ordering the main course. There’s no pattern that we follow, but we do try our best to make something as enticing as possible.
After all, we want you to have a memorable time whenever you visit us!
Come to Asian Night on September 15th for More Starters
Before reading about our starters, hear about our special event! On September 15th, at 6:00 PM, we’re hosting a dinner event complete with five-course meals with Asian foods from several countries across the continent. Get excited to try starters, entrees, and sides like:
- Thai Red Curry with Shrimp
- Bamboo Rice
- Mango Mandarin Sago
- Bok Choy and Rice Noodles
- And More!
Call (570)-696-3580 to reserve your spot for Asian Night at Fire & Ice!
Relevance of Fine Dining Starters
If you’re wondering why our patrons order fine dining starters before their main meal, it’s because these food items help take the edge off their hunger until the main meal is served. This is why starters usually consist of smaller portions. You don’t want to fill yourself with them and miss out on the deliciousness that’s yet to arrive – the main meal.
The Fire and Ice starter menu has items that will get your mouth watering for the main meal. You can savor them as you enjoy a conversation with your family or friends, while the main course makes its way to you.
As we’ve mentioned, starters are adaptable. They can involve meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, fruit, dairy, and shellfish. Depending on how they’re placed on the menu, they can be served hot or cold.
10 Starter Dishes You Should Definitely Try at Fire and Ice
Fire and Ice boasts a variety of delicious starters on our menu. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect to feast on when you visit us.
This one’s a classic and probably among the most popular starter dishes. When cooked well, this starter menu staple cannot help but please.
Our classic shrimp cocktail dish is made with plump, perfectly-poached shrimp with cocktail sauce, lemons, and olives.
It is unbelievably wholesome and mouthwatering and is sure to leave you wanting more.
Boneless Chicken Bites
Another must-try on the list of fine dining starters, our boneless chicken bites are exactly what you want when you’re in the mood for some amazing finger food.
Think crispy, fried, battered chicken tossed in barbecue sauce served with fresh vegetables and dips. Try it out and make your day!
Originally a humble fisherman’s dish, crab cakes have made their way onto the menu of many fine-dining restaurants all over the world. Crab cakes make for scrumptious starters with their crisp texture on the outside while being tender on the inside. At Fire and Ice, we serve a jumbo lump cake with saffron/champagne aioli, which you won’t find nearby.
If you’re ordering it as your main meal, you’ll want to order a side dish as well. From onion, garlic, and thyme to lemon, pepper, and salt, they can be served with several ingredients. Some common side dish options for crab cakes include French fries, coleslaw, green salad, and freshly-baked bread.
Our broken meatballs are a house blend of veal, beef, and pancetta simmered in tomato sauce and baked cheese. The sauce is made with lots of cheese to create a rich, poignant dish that’s bursting with flavors of Italian-American cooking.
Can’t wait to try this amazing dish? Come over to Fire and Ice, and order it now.
An always-in-demand dish, this one’s a breaded and fried calamari served Sicilian-style with plum tomatoes, sauteed spinach, garlic aioli, and balsamic reduction. It is, indeed, among the classic summer seafood dishes.
Enjoy the crisp, golden rings of tender calamari while they’re still hot. And don’t forget to squeeze some lemon wedges over while you’re at it. This starter dish pairs very well with wines, such as dry white wine or a rosé.
Be sure to try our famous clams bianco when you want to sample some fresh clams simmered in white wine, butter, fresh herbs, garlic, and lemon. Pair this delicious starter with some freshly baked artisan bread.
This classic seafood dish is made with shrimp that’s cooked in butter, garlic, lemon, and white wine sauce. The chefs at Fire and Ice take fresh shrimp, sauté them to perfection, and toss them in a garlic-butter-white-wine concoction, which is made better with a dash of lemon. It is then served on a bed of pasta.
Despite being a simple dish made with a handful of ingredients, our shrimp scampi is amazingly saucy, decadent, and high on flavors that complement each other in the best possible ways.
Spinach and Artichoke
Who hasn’t heard of this quintessential starter superstar! Its deliciously creamy and cheesy texture gets our guests every single time.
What makes it a total crowd favorite, you ask? It’s probably got something to do with the fact that this dish is packed with spinach, artichokes, and lots of fragrant cheese. Oh, did we mention that it’s served with baked bread?
Traditionally speaking, the term “charcuterie” was associated with the preparation of cured meats like salami, bacon, prosciutto, and so on. Modern charcuterie boards, however, are more fun. They have cured meats, different kinds of cheeses, crackers, vegetables, and more.
The one at Fire and Ice consists of various imported meats, several kinds of cheeses, pistachios, crostini, and pepperoncini with house-made jam. Try it and we promise you won’t regret it!
French Onion Soup
As the name suggests, this one’s a classic French soup made with caramelized onions and beef stock. We serve it topped with bread and cheese, which is gratineed to gooey perfection.
French onion soup is traditionally served in a ramekin. Its warm, sweet onion flavor makes it the perfect food to indulge in winter.
Explore the Starter Menu at Fire and Ice Today
A starter dish is a prelude to the main meal. It’s the run-up to what’s coming next - it sets the tone for the food to follow. Starters are an important part of any fine-dine restaurant menu.
The chefs at Fire and Ice pay great attention to every aspect of each of our wonderful starter dishes. From the ingredients to the seasoning and the heat, everything is perfectly balanced to ensure an unforgettable dining experience for our guests. You’re sure to find something that pleases your taste buds and leaves you wanting more.
Reserve your table today! We look forward to serving you!