Fire and Ice Review – Turks and Caicos

by Alli

Fire and Ice is an upscale waterfront restaurant located at Blue Haven Resort in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. It features a contemporary Mediterranean menu and a beautiful view.

Fire & Ice Restaurant Review - Blue Haven Resort - Upscale Restaurant

Popular dishes at Fire and Ice include cataplana, a three course meal that is meant to be shared with friends and family. The main course – seafood prepared in a copper pot – includes a generous selection of lobster, shrimp, mussels and fresh fish.

The ambiance at Fire and Ice is amazing. The trade winds are gently blowing the white gauzy curtains. The egg shaped lights on the table are funky. The salt and pepper shakers are cool too. Yes, I notice the little details.

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice also offers tabletop charcoal grills. You have a choice of meats including wagyu beef flank steak, New Zealand lamb cutlets, mulard duck breast, and kurobuta pork tenderloin. The meats arrive at your table marinated and ready for you to grill. It also includes veggies and unlimited waffle fries.

We didn’t go the BBQ route because I wasn’t in the mood to cook my own dinner. And, we also didn’t go with the cataplana option.

Fire and Ice Restaurant Review

Fire and Ice Dining Experience

Just so you know, I like my bread served warm. The rolls are room temperature and weren’t anything to write home about. The roasted garlic along side the rolls is delicious and I’m sure I smell like 10 gloves of garlic today. Maybe I’ll have the beach all to myself.

My husband and I split an appetizer of Prawns with Horseradish and Cilantro Cocktail Sauce. The cocktail sauce is by far the best I’ve ever had. Don’t tell anyone, but after the prawns were eaten, I used my lukewarm roll to sop up the remaining cocktail sauce.

Fire and Ice Prawns Cocktail Appetizer

What’s the difference between a shrimp and a prawn?

Prawns and shrimp are decapod crustaceans and prawns are larger in size, and have larger legs with claws on three pairs. Shrimp are smaller, have shorter legs and have claws only on two pairs. I think shrimp and prawns taste the same.

After the bread and appetizer, we skipped over the soup and salad and went straight to the main event. I ordered the Wild Tiger Prawn Skewers flamed with rum with wild rice, asparagus and melted flavored butter.

Fire and Ice Restaurant - Prawns over Wild Rice

The prawns are delicious, but I couldn’t taste the rum flavor nor would I have guessed the prawns were flamed. They were perfectly cooked and tasted like grilled shrimp – I mean prawns.

The rice? It’s just OK. My husband’s rice had a better flavor.

My two spears of asparagus were tasty. I like asparagus with a crunch and it has the crunch.

My husband had the Grilled Seafood Parillada. It includes 1/2 of a giant tiger prawn, scallops, mussels, prawns, fish, rice and grilled vegetables. We couldn’t find any grilled vegetables and finally decided that the tiny bits of carrots mixed in with the rice must be the veggies.

Seafood mixture at the Fire and Ice Restaurant in Turks and Caicos

Final Thoughts about Fire and Ice

Due to being well sated, there is no room for dessert. I’ll have to leave dessert for the next time we visit.

Finally, food is expensive on Turks and Caicos. Fire and Ice is considered elegant dining and is more expensive than most restaurants here. When all is said and done, I give Fire and Ice four out of five stars. My husband gives it 3-1/2 out of five.

 

 

18 comments

Anita Fonte July 22, 2016 - 8:25 am

I love the different colors of glasses on the table. The plated food looked delicious. So wish I can visit Turks & Caicos but for now can live it through your beautiful photos.

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zan July 22, 2016 - 9:28 am

All those delicious food makes me want to take a little trip to that place. I had no idea what the difference between prawns and shrimp were. I would probably skip right over the soup and head for the meal! I love the scenery, too!

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Shirley Wood July 22, 2016 - 9:31 am

It’s the ambiance which has my attention. I can’t say that I’ve ever been to a restaurant with tabletop grills but it does sound fun. I chuckled when you said you weren’t in the mood to cook your own food. We went to a fondue restaurant a while back where you cook your own food at the table, wasn’t fun. I’m with you!
Your pictures of the food look scrumptious!

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Terri Beavers July 22, 2016 - 11:25 am

What a beautiful restaurant and I love the pops of color. The food and atmosphere look amazing and I bet it’s a great experience to eat there.

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Sarah July 22, 2016 - 12:37 pm

Looks like a fun time, loving all of your photos you shared. Glad you were able to experience this place!

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Tiaras & Tantrums July 22, 2016 - 3:03 pm

I would agree eating out on Turks and Caicos is expensive – also just getting in the taxi to go to and from the restaurants is expensive! But, the food is good and the staff were always awesome. Glad you had a great experience.

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lisa July 22, 2016 - 7:40 pm

This restaurant looks fabulous. I can only imagine how expensive it is there, but looks like a great time.

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Bites for Foodies July 23, 2016 - 6:08 am

You had me at upscale waterfront restaurant! Nothing’s better than enjoying at meal while staring at the ocean!

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Jeanine July 23, 2016 - 7:29 am

The food looks incredible. I’m not much into sea food but my husband would be all over all of this! It all looks really good, I can see it being expensive though!

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Chrishelle Ebner July 23, 2016 - 10:19 am

Fire & Ice looks like a must visit when vacationing in Turks & Caicos. The seafood just looks amazing. My husband would love it.

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Regan July 23, 2016 - 1:10 pm

This restaurant is beautiful and the food looks amazing! I would love to visit Turks and Caicos.

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Gwendolyn Mulholland July 23, 2016 - 8:20 pm

The restaurant looks gorgeous and an amazing place to eat dinner while in Turks & Caicos. The food looks beautiful and delicious.

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Bonnie @wemake7 July 23, 2016 - 9:03 pm

That place looks really lovely to eat at. The food looks really nice as well.

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Nancy @ whispered inspirations July 24, 2016 - 1:17 am

I’ve heard of fire and ice but I’ve never seen their menu. The food looks super delicious!

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication July 24, 2016 - 9:31 am

Wow, the food looks amazing! I’ll bet the experience alone is probably worth the price.

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Rebecca Swenor July 24, 2016 - 12:01 pm

This looks like a gorgeous place to dine. I am sorry you didn’t have that great of experience but I do admit I would have to try it for myself. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Heather Pfingsten July 24, 2016 - 4:01 pm

It’s beautiful, I will give them that. I’m always sad to hear when an experience isn’t AMAZING when one is at a really expensive restaurant. I would have questioned a few things such as the missing veggies and likely would have sent my rice back if it wasn’t up to par. I hope you had great conversation and enjoyed the atmosphere!

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adriana July 26, 2016 - 12:29 am

Turks is soo gorgeous! I love it there, I’m actually planning a trip there for October as a long weekend and I can’t wait! I’ll keep this review in mind if I see this restaurant : )

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