The Oxford Dictionary defines a canapé as ‘A small piece of bread or pastry with a savoury topping, served with drinks at receptions or formal parties’, but these days it can be so much more than that!
Canapés are the perfect catering solution for many events: A cocktail accompaniment at a product launch, a light snack at an exhibition opening, a quick way to circulate food on a conference break (avoiding those dreadful buffet queues!) the list is endless.
Event catering is also a great way to reinforce your brand identity, it could be something as simple as a themed presentation tray (pictured – wild woodland theme platter) or our chefs can create unusual flavour / colour / textured options to fit your event ethos.
To get your juices flowing, here are some tasty examples from the Summer 2014 menu in association with DeWintons:
- Grilled Chicken Rice Paper Rolls, Coriander, Vegetables, Thai Dressing
- Jerk Chicken, Avocado, Lime & Soured Cream
- Yorkshire Pudding, Rare Roast Beef, Horseradish Sauce
- Confit of Pork, Apple Puree, Quince Jelly, Rosemary Sea Salt
- Smoked Duck, Orange Jelly & Spiced Sea Salt Skewer
- Beetroot Gravadlax & Grain Mustard Butter Mini Bagel
- King Prawn Skewers, Garlic & Parsley Mayonnaise
- Seared Tuna, Wasabi, Pickled Ginger, Soy Reduction
- Butternut Squash, Pine Nut & Dolcelatte Tart (V)
- Summer Pea, Mint & Feta Crostini (V)
- Roquefort Cheese, Caramelised Apple Chutney, Toasted Walnut Bread
- Homemade Italian Sausage & Chilli Pizzetta
- Grilled Tandoori Chicken, Onion, Mint & Cucumber Raita
- Homemade Beef Keema Samosas, Chilli Chutney
- Spicy Brown Crabmeat Cakes, Lime Crème Fraiche
- Butternut ‘Arrancini’ Risotto Balls, Sage & Truffle Aioli (V)
- Mushroom & Truffle Oil Pizzetta (V)
And a few to tempt those with a sweet tooth:
- Toasted Pistachio & Raisin Fudge
- Biscotti Crostini, Dark Chocolate Mousse, Confit Kumquats
- Grilled Pineapple, Malibu Coconut Cream
- Glazed Mango, Passion Fruit Cream, Sweet Brioche Croute
- Salted Peanut Butter Brownie
- Lemon Shortcake Biscuit, Vanilla Pastry Cream, Strawberry
Looking to shake up the food offering at your next event? Talk to us (email: Sales@EffectiveEventSolutions.com ) to see how our event catering will wow your guests.