Releve is the French word for "Appetizers" similar to entree , however there is a difference between the two (2) wherein Releves are more voluminous, are usually braised, poeled, poached or roasted, while the entrees , consisting of smaller pieces, are chiefly sauted, poached, or grilled. Releve, in the menus of old fashioned dinners a la Francaise is said to be generally twice, if not thrice as numerous as the entree. Releve is also the French for water ice.