Checking Out the Bar Menu at Fire at Gulf Place
Let me start off by saying that Fire at Gulf Place has the best martini menu in town, my favorite being the Basil and Cucumber Tini. I love to sit at the bar, enjoy a few cocktails and gossip with my girlfriends.
This particular occasion was a solo venture but not to worry there were plenty of happy patrons to engage in conversation. I started with a glass of Rock Wall California Tannat, which had chocolaty, mocha notes and a well-rounded flavor. I probably could’ve downed an entire bottle it was so delicious.
Fire recently added a bar menu so I wanted to check it out. The bar menu includes: a fish taco, fried house made mozzarella medallions, cheese potatoes, black eye pea fritters, pimento cheese deviled eggs, ground short rib burger, chorizo nachos and buffalo bleu cheese shrimp bites. Prices average from $5-$10, which I think is great for the portion sizes.
I started out with the pimento-cheese deviled eggs. Now, I’m not usually a fan of deviled eggs but these completely changed my mind. The texture was great with just enough pimento cheese to fill the boiled egg. The flavor had the perfect amount of spice and all around it was an unexpected delight.
Next up was the homemade fried house made mozzarella medallion. Fire makes the mozzarella cheese in house, along with the breading and dipping sauces. The medallion was served with a crystal buttermilk sauce and creole tomato sauce, which makes for two completely opposite bites. It was melty and cheesy and spicy - the way everything should be in life.
I tried the buffalo bleu cheese shrimp bite after that and was pleased with how large my shrimp was. I was also intrigued with how well the sauce tasted with the shrimp and arugula. I could’ve eaten the sauce by itself. It was that tasty.
I saved the best bite for last. The chorizo nacho consists of a phyllo cup with chorizo, jicama radish lime slaw with a cilantro crema. It was so crunchy and amazingly spicy. It’s the type of thing that you start to crave after you’ve tasted it. It was definitely my favorite and I will go back again and again for the chorizo nachos.
Fire’s bar menu is served Monday thru Saturday from 4 until 11pm. Be sure to also check out their Wednesday Night Supper Club and Thirstini Thursday drink specials!
Meanwhile I'll be back soon to sample the rest of Fire's excellent bar menu. I'd love to hear your tips. Where's the action in SoWal?
About the author
Whitney loves the beach and loves a good time. Her specialty is keeping up with and writing about what is happening on the food, nightlife, music, and social scene in the South Walton area. http://www.facebook.com/rowcomarketing