Event Catering : Creative Canapés

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.