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5 Fine Dining Appetizers

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5 Fine Dining Appetizers
Photo Mehmet Gurs

If you really want to dazzle guests at your next dinner party, prepare these fine dining appetizers. These intriguing dishes combine contrasting textures and flavors for an exciting dining experience. Let us know how you make out in the comments below.

Prosciutto and Figs

This quintessential Italian appetizer pairs fresh figs with prosciutto di Parma. It's a winning sweet and savory combination. Can't find figs? Try serving cantalope instead.

Carpaccio of Diver Scallop

A refreshing appetizer that combines scallops and rock shrimp tempura, this recipe comes courtesy of chef Dwayne Cheer from At.mosphere, the world's highest restaurant located in the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai.

Anchovy Crisp with Olive Oil Bread (pictured up top)

This stunning recipe turns the concept of cheese and crackers on its head. Cheese is replaced with anchovies and olive oil lends itself to a crispy flatbread. It's a recipe from Turkish chef Mehmet Gurs.


Oyster Spheres

Italian chef Daniel Facen created these oyster spheres using liquid nitrogen. It's a high-tech recipe that's big on flavor.

Salt Cod Croquettes

Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these salt cod croquettes makea a great fine dining appetizer. It's a colorful recipe from Italian chef Nicola Cavallaro.

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  • balticzephyr said on

    While the scallops look delicious, they are clearly not a Carpaccio. The original raw meat dish was named after the Venetian painter and inspired by the particular red palette of his paintings. In this case, the dish is neither raw, beaten (or sliced) thinly, nor red.

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