Canapé Catering Services -  Faversham and Canterbury, Kent

Canapés

Canapés should be perfect little enticing morsels, each one a tiny, beautiful meal in itself.  They are the perfect accompaniment for a drinks party: guests have a drink in one hand and aren’t able to hold a plate of food and negotiate cutlery as well, but if presented with a plate of canapés, how easy to take one and eat it.  Minimum fuss, maximum enjoyment.  They also make great starters too, because of their sociable nature.

Here is a selection of the canapés I offer. Typically, I would suggest 3 per person as a starter, 5 to 6 per person for an early evening or lunch event and 6 to 8 per person for a longer evening event. Prices are £1.25 per canapé.

Cold canapés

Mini Yorkshire puddings with rare roast fillet of beef and creamy horseradish mustard sauce

Mini Yorkshire puddings with seared local venison, crème fraiche and Cumberland sauce (and fresh redcurrants if available)

Cucumber slice topped with shredded Peking-style duck, hoisin sauce and spring onions

Sushi roll of seasoned sushi rice, smoked salmon and avocado rolled in seaweed with a chilli dipping sauce

Crostini topped with fillet of beef tartare, shaved Parmesan and truffle oil

Blinis topped with hot-smoked salmon, crème fraiche, dill mustard sauce and fresh dill sprigs

Quails’ eggs with three dipping bowls of celery salt, salt and pepper and nigella seeds

Crostini topped with basil pesto and mixed chargrilled peppers or sun-dried tomato pesto and buffalo mozzarella

Crispy pancetta discs topped with goats cheese and fig chutney

Walnut shortbread topped with roasted squash, feta cheese, toasted pine nuts and a drizzle of honey

Mini sweet potato scones topped with brie and caramelised red onions

Mini naan breads topped with tandoori-style chicken breast, minted cucumber raita, mango chutney and nigella seeds

Baked apple chips topped with pulled pork and pink slaw

Hot canapés

Local chipolata sausages in a sticky honey and wholegrain mustard glaze

Medjool dates filled with a herby pecan stuffing topped with a sage leaf

Buttery mushroom and thyme tartlets

Chicken satay skewers

Mini jacket potatoes with salt and pepper, soured cream and snipped chives

Croque Monsieur bites – croutons topped with béchamel sauce, gruyère cheese and smoked ham

Lamb koftas glazed with pomegranate molasses and served with a minted yoghurt dip

Smoked haddock and prawn vol-au-vents

Triple cheese rarebit toasts (Cheddar, Stilton and Double Gloucester)

Sweet canapés

Chocolate brownie bites

Mini meringues filled with raspberries and whipped cream

Baileys truffles coated in dark or white chocolate

New York cheesecakes with raspberry coulis

Panforte tartlets topped with Marsala cream

Florentines

Brandy snap baskets filled with sweetened mascarpone and mixed berries

Baklava

White and dark chocolate-dipped strawberries

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