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Catering Melbourne

Catering Melbourne – Fresh, Healthy and Delicious Menus backed with Exceptional Service.

No matter what type of catering you require in Melbourne, be it corporate catering, office catering, event catering, wedding catering or catering for the once-off special event, Essential Catering and Events will deliver beautiful food that’s unpretentious, hand-crafted with love, that’s seasonally fresh and packed with flavour.

We offer an extensive range of menu choices, from casual buffet to elegant finger food and formal sit-down dinners.

Our experienced catering and event coordinators can help you choose the perfect menu to suit your occasion and your budget. We also operate and partner with many special occasion and event venues throughout Melbourne and the Yarra Valley.

At Essential Catering and Events Melbourne, we’re all about exceptional standards, not only with delicious food but with a genuinely tailored service that will exceed your expectations for your next catering event.

Catering Melbourne

Menus

Funeral Catering

We appreciate that this can be a difficult time and our caring and sensitive staff will look after your every need so you can be with your family and friends.

We can help you arrange any of the following:

 

drop off funeral catering options

Drop off light option $14.50 per head, inc gst

  • Gourmet assorted sandwiches, (V) 1 piece per person
  • Basil pesto & sundried tomato quiche (V) 1 piece per person (served room temperature)
  • Freshly baked lemonade scones with cream & jam

 

Drop off substantial option $23.00 per head, inc gst

  • Gourmet assorted sandwiches, (V) 1 piece per person
  • Basil pesto & sundried tomato quiche (V) 1 piece per person (served room temperature)
  • Trio of house made dips with Turkish bread platter (Serves 10)
  • House made pork, thyme & sage sausage rolls with tomato relish *please see note
  • Freshly baked lemonade scones with cream & jam
  • Assorted cakes and slices

* Item is delivered cold in foil trays ready for you to simply heat and serve.

 

staffed event funeral catering options

Option 1  $20.00 per person, inc gst

  • Gourmet assorted sandwiches, (V) 1 piece per person
  • Basil pesto & sundried tomato quiche (V) 1 piece per person
  • Freshly baked lemonade scones with cream & jam
  • Freshly brewed Beraldo coffee & Origin teas, orange juice and water
  • Includes 1 wait staff (for 4 hours) per 80 people

Option 2  $26.00 per person, inc gst

  • Freshly baked lemonade scones with cream & jam
  • Assorted cakes and slices
  • Gourmet sandwiches 4 points, assorted fillings (V)
  • House made pork fennel and caramelised onion sausage rolls
  • Basil pesto & sundried tomato quiche (V)
  • Freshly brewed Beraldo coffee & Origin teas, orange juice and water
  • Includes 1 wait staff (for 4 hours) per 80 people

Option 3  $31.00 per person, inc gst

  • Freshly baked lemonade scones with cream & jam
  • Assorted cakes and slices
  • Gourmet sandwiches 4 points, assorted fillings (V)
  • House made pork fennel and caramelised onion sausage rolls
  • Basil pesto & sundried tomato quiche (V)
  • Caramelised onion and Yarra Valley Persian fetta tartlets with thyme (V)
  • Gourmet local beef pies with tomato relish
  • Freshly brewed Beraldo coffee & Origin teas, orange juice and water
  • Includes 1 wait staff (for 4 hours) per 80 people

 

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 80 people.  For numbers more than 80 staffing charges will apply.   Additional equipment fees & surcharges may apply, but vary depending upon locations & circumstances. Pricing effective to 31st December 2021 and subject to change without notice. All pricing will be confirmed upon confirmation of your event.

Corporate Breakfast Menu

Essential Catering & Events offers a range of breakfast options, flexible in design, offering a variety of fresh produce, ideal for corporate events and social occasions alike.

Grazing station or Roaming breakfast

Open tartlets: smoked salmon, goats cheese and capers, or mushroom with thyme & brie
Oven roasted chorizo, capsicum and tomatoes with Spanish paprika & sherry vinegar deglaze with
rosemary focaccia
Coconut, ginger & pineapple muesli cups, spiced yoghurt (v)
Parma ham and mozzarella cheese croissants
Chorizo sausage, kipfler potato and rosemary frittata (gf)
French toast: brioche, rhubarb compote, cinnamon mascarpone (v)
BBQ corn cakes, capsicum relish (vg)(gf)
Smoked salmon bagels, cream cheese, dill & capers
Croissants with preserves and French butter (v)
Assorted fruit and chocolate muffins (v)
Assorted Danish pastries (v)
Fresh seasonal fruit & mint skewers (gf)(v)

 

(gf) gluten free (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan

 

Pricing Options2020 | 2021
3 pieces per person – per person (1.5 hour service period)$16.50
5 pieces per person – per person (1.5 hour service period)$25.50
Additional Items per person$4.50

 

Inclusions | Qualified chef, crockery, buffet ware, cutlery & disposable napkin

 

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 40 people; surcharges apply for smaller groups.   Waiting staff, surcharges & additional equipment fees may apply, but vary depending upon locations & circumstances.

Coffee, Tea & Beverage Options

Served for the duration of your event menu

 

Tea & Coffee Buffet                                       
Beraldo coffee & Origin tea                                                                                                 $3.85 per person

 

Beverage Station                                       
Beraldo coffee, Origin tea, orange juice & water                                                            $5.50 per person


Nespresso coffee and Origin tea Buffet

Nespresso (Commercial) coffee machines and Yarra Valley tea                                  $6.00 per person

 

Espresso Barista Coffee Cart
Serving espresso coffee, Yarra Valley teas & hot chocolates
100 or less people                                                                                                                   $660.00
100 -300 people                                                                                                                      $880.00
300 greater                                                                                                                               POA

 

Smoothies                                                                                                               $6.00 each
Kiwifruit, spinach, pineapple & banana |Mango, vanilla & soy milk |Berry & yoghurt

 

Plated Breakfast

Enjoy a continental breakfast to start served at your table, followed by a plated breakfast.  Includes Beraldo coffee and Origin tea served to the table.

 

Continental
Continental breakfast platters served to the guest’s tables or on a buffet

Select 2 items to serve
Coconut, ginger & pineapple muesli cups, spiced yoghurt (v)
Danish fruit pastries, croissants served with preserves & French butter (v)
Seasonal fruit platters(gf)(v)
Assorted fruit & chocolate mini muffins (v)
BBQ corn cakes, capsicum relish(vg)(gf)

 

Beraldo coffee, Origin tea and orange juice served to the table.

 

Plated Breakfast
Choose one dish to be served plated to the table.

Herb scrambled eggs, bacon, balsamic mushrooms, tomato and Grants English muffins
Ricotta hot cakes, lemon curd and berry coulis (v)
Baked Spanish eggs, chorizo and roasted red peppers (gf)
Sautéed mushrooms, avocado and mascarpone cream, Grants English muffins (v)
Smoked salmon, crème fraiche & potato hash (gf)

 

Beraldo coffee, Origin tea and orange juice served to the table.

 

(gf) gluten free (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan

 

Pricing Options2020 | 2021
Continental  – per person (1.5 hour service period)$17.50
Continental | Plated Breakfast  – per person (2.5 hour service period)$32.00
 

 

Inclusions | Qualified chef, crockery, cutlery, place setting set up & napkins

 

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 40 people; surcharges apply for smaller groups.   Waiting staff, surcharges & additional equipment fees may apply, but vary depending upon locations & circumstances.

Essential Christmas Packages

So much to do and so little time until Christmas is upon us.
We’ve designed a cocktail package which includes everything you need!

2 Hour Food & Beverage Package – $78.00 per person  (guest numbers under 79)
$71.50 per person (guests numbers over 80)

5 canape items, 1 substantial item and 2 hour beverage package, Wait staff, bar service, travel, kitchen and bar equipment included.

Inclusions | Qualified chef, waiters crockery, cutlery and napkins

Terms & Conditions apply please see below.

Early Bird Christmas Package

Canape Items

  • Caramelised onion and Yarra Valley Persian fetta tartlets with thyme (V)
  • Potato & chive hash, smoked salmon, chervil, crème fraiche (G)
  • Bruschetta cone, Roma, onion& basil balsamic deglaze (V)
  • Basil & parmesan croquettes with saffron aioli (V)
  • The Essential Caterer fried chicken, panko crust with chipotle spiked mayonnaise

Substantial items

Please select 1 item

  • Fish and chips: Flathead fillets, crispy kipflers, Spanish paprika mayo
  • Wasabi & black sesame chicken breast, soy mayo, coriander, coleslaw (G)
  • Slow braised beef cheek, mustard spiked mash, parsley crust (G)
  • Slow cooked barbequed pork sliders & apple slaw in brioche buns
  • Snapper, coconut tamarind curry, snow peas, radish, chilli sambal (G)
  • Dietary requirement can be catered for in additional to this selection

G = Gluten Free, V = Vegetarian

Beverages

Bar service, over 2 hour duration

  • Coldstone Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay, King Valley, Vic  Early Bird Special
  • The Habitat Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, South Eastern Australia
  • Waterstone Bridge Shiraz, King Valley, Vic
  • Public Brewery Pale Ale & Feather Weight Light
  • Assorted soft drink, Mineral water and Orange juices

Terms & Conditions:
Book prior to October 31st to receive this early bird special.
Minimum of 40 guests, surcharges apply for smaller numbers
Additional charges for subsequent items, and time extensions
Monday to Friday bookings only, surcharges apply for weekends and public holidays
Offer does not apply to existing bookings
Applicable to events booked and held between 31st October – 23rd December 2020

 


Christmas carvery self-catered

The following menu of succulent roast meats, abundant artisan salads, finished with a decadent dessert, delivered ready for you to serve with disposable plates, cutlery & napkins.  (Does not include wait staff)

Pricing Structure & Options

Main | Dessert – per person (2.5 hour service period) $31.50
Antipasto to start: Add Antipasto – per person $9.90

Antipasto – Shared platter

Salami, prosciutto & pancetta, marinated mixed olives & sundried tomatoes, house made dips, charred & marinated vegetables, herb frittata, crispy Turkish bread & grissini.

Main

Meat selection – Marinated golden roasted meats, choice of two

  • Traditional roast turkey, cranberry sauce
  • Ham on the bone with whiskey orange & clove glaze
  • Marinated roast beef with horseradish crème (G)

Sides   

  • Rosemary roasted chat potatoes  (G,V)
  • Grant’s local organic sourdough rolls, served with butter

Salad Selection – Choice of two salad options

  • Salad greens, balsamic vinaigrette, cucumber, tomato  (G, V)
  • Cos leaves, radish, mint, with citrus dressing (G, V)
  • Roquette, toasted pine nuts & parmesan salad (G,V)
  • Asian style coleslaw with wasabi soy mayonnaise (G,V)
  • Slow roasted pumpkin, sweet potato & Turkish bread salad, mint pomegranate yoghurt (V)

Desserts

  • Traditional plum puddings served with brandy anglaise
  • Petite Pavlova, lime curd (G)

 G = Gluten Free, V = Vegetarian

Delivery fee may be applicable depending on location

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 20 people, surcharges apply for smaller groups

 


 

Christmas Carvery Buffet Menu

Succulent roast meats, abundant artisan salads, finished with a decadent dessert buffet.
Pricing Structure & Options

Canapés | Main – per person (2.5 hour service period) $47.00
Main | Dessert – per person (2.5 hour service period) $47.00
Canapés | Main | Dessert – per person (3 hour service period) $60.50
Additional Entree Option: Add Antipasto – per person $11.55

 

Canapés

½ hour chef’s selection of canapés on arrival, 4 pieces

Antipasto – Shared platter
Salami, prosciutto & pancetta, marinated mixed olives & sundried tomatoes, house made dips, charred & marinated vegetables, herb frittata, crispy Turkish bread & grissini

 

Main

Meat selection-Marinated golden roasted meats, choice of two

  • Traditional roast turkey, cranberry sauce
  • Ham on the bone with whiskey orange & clove glaze
  • Marinated roast beef with horseradish crème (G)
  • Succulent roasted pork leg, crackling & Yarra Valley apple sauce (G)
  • Lemon & herb butter, chicken breast (G)
  • * Quince glazed roast leg of lamb with thyme & rosemary, served with mint sauce (G) $3 extra per head

Sides

      • Rosemary roasted chat potatoes (G,V)
      • Grant’s local organic sourdough rolls, served with butter

Salad Selection

Choice of three salad options

      • Tatsoi, charred grain, Yarra Valley Persian fetta, caramelised onion, parsley vinaigrette (G,V)
      • Salad greens, balsamic vinaigrette, cucumber, tomato  (G, V)
      • Cos leaves, radish, mint, with citrus dressing (G, V)
      • Roquette, toasted pine nuts & parmesan salad (G,V)
      • Asian style coleslaw with wasabi soy mayonnaise (G,V)
      • Slow roasted pumpkin, sweet potato & Turkish bread salad, mint pomegranate yoghurt (V)
      • Roasted red capsicum & orecchiette pasta salad (V)

Desserts

Choice of two dessert options

      • Traditional plum puddings served with brandy anglaise
      • Petite pavlova, lime curd (G)
      • Steamed ginger & apple puddings, with maple cream
      • Petite macaroon cups (G)

G = Gluten Free, V = Vegetarian

 


 

Christmas Shared Platter Menu

Platters served to each table, ensuring your guests have a variety of menu options, encouraging interaction among your guests.

Pricing Structure & Options
Selection of two items per course served as an alternative drop

Entrée | Main – per person (2.5 hour service period) $68.50
Main | Dessert – per person (2.5 hour service period) $68.50
Entrée | Main | Dessert – per person (3 hour service period) $78.50
Canapés Option: Add Canapés Selection- per person $13.50

Canape’s

1/2 hour chef’s selection of canape’s on arrival, 4 pieces

To begin

      • Cured salmon, vodka, juniper & lime, baby beets, kipfler crisp, sour cream dressing (G)
      • Anti-pasto platter to include marinated olives, salami, seasonal vegetable frittata, semi sundried tomatoes, prosciutto wrapped grissini sticks, homemade dips & Turkish bread

The main attraction

      • Succulent roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, thyme & sage jus
      • Oven roasted pork leg with spiced Yarra Valley apple sauce & crackling scratch

Sides

      • Roast baby vegetables; potato, carrots, parsnip (G,V)
      • Slow roasted pumpkin, sweet potato & Turkish bread salad, mint pomegranate yoghurt (V)

 Desserts

      • Traditional plum pudding, brandy anglaise
      • Rich chocolate mousse, coverture crumbs, citrus syrup (G)

 

G = Gluten Free, V = Vegetarian

 

 


 

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 40 people, surcharges apply for smaller groups. Waiting staff, additional equipment fees & surcharges may apply, but vary depending upon locations & circumstances.Pricing effective to 31st December 2020 and subject to change without notice. All pricing will be confirmed upon confirmation of your event.

 

Healesville Races Menu

Healesville Races
Catering Packages

2020-2021 racing season

essential catering and events

Special moments deserve to be celebrated with style.

  • Exceptional service.
  • Amazing flavours.
  • Magic. Memories.

essential catering and events are your race day professionals.

Truly personalised service is the difference between a good event and a great one.

We understand that every function is unique, whether you are hosting an event for your clients or a social picnic catching up with friends, you can be assured of our attention to detail, exceptional food and exemplary service will be provided.

Our mouth-watering menu choices will delight the heartiest of appetites, ensuring your race day is one that you and your guests will long remember. With our unmatched flexibility we can tailor a personalised menu just for you!

 

Our packages are all inclusive of the following:

  • Chefs, waiters and event managers
  • Mobile kitchens & equipment
  • Crockery, cutlery, buffet ware
  • Glassware & barware for booked beverage packages
  • Travel fee

 

Please note our drop off gourmet platter hampers do not include any of the above services

 

Please contact our sales team to discuss your upcoming day at the Healesville picnic races.

 

 

beverage packages

 Inclusions | Bar person, glassware, refrigeration, barware, ice, service table & cloths

Your Essentials

4 hours $36.50 per person

The Habitat Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Northern Vic
Waterstone Bridge Shiraz, King Valley
Public Brewery 100 Acres Pale Ale, Public Brewery Feather Weight Light
Soft drink and water

*Add sparkling wine to the package @ $5 per head
Coldstone Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay, King Valley

Raise the Bar

4 hours $46.50 per person

Light beer, soft drink, orange juice, sparkling water and water

Beer and cider Select 2 to serve
Public Brewery 100 Acres Pale Ale, Corona, Asahi Super Dry, Public Brewery Little India Session IPA, Public Brewery Red Falcon American Red, Empire Apple Cider

Sparkling & White varieties Select 2 to serve
Paul Louis Blanc de Blancs Sparkling, Loire, France
Pizzini Prosecco, King Valley, Vic
Coldstone Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay, King Valley, Vic
Yering Station Village Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Vic
Pizzini Pinot Grigio, King Valley, Vic
Mount Vernon Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, NZ

*Add Premium French Champagne to the package @ $23 per head
Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne or Mumm

Red varieties – Select 1 to serve
Yering Station Village Shiraz Viognier, Yarra Valley, Vic
Xanadu DJL Rose, Margaret River, WA
Yering Farm, Farmyard Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Vic
Pizzini Sangiovese, King Valley, Vic
Bulong Estate Cabernet Merlot, Yarra Valley, Vic
Reschke ‘Rufus’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, SA
Menus represent a sample of package selections. If these selections are not available an equivalent or improved product will be offered

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 40 people; surcharges apply for smaller groups. 

 

finger food menu

The Finger Food Menu offers flexible options perfect for any occasion ranging from a formal affair or casual get together.

Cold selections

Sage pikelet, gorgonzola & honey roasted pears (v) (gf)
Yarra Valley Persian fetta tart, caramelised onion & thyme (v)
Sushi| Teriyaki chicken| Seaweed salad (v)|Tofu & vegetable (vg)(v), with soy dressing & wasabi (gf)
Chicken Caesar tart, cos, crisp bacon, parmesan spiked mayo
Charred beef, Grant’s crust brioche, herb mayo
Bruschetta cone, Roma, onion & basil, balsamic deglaze (vg)
Potato & chive hash, smoked salmon, chervil, crème fraiche (gf)

Hot selections

Basil & parmesan croquettes, saffron aioli (v)
Lamb, sumac & pine nut kofta, citrus yoghurt & mint pomegranate (gf)
Prawn twister, coriander, wasabi soy mayo
Pork & fennel sausage roll, caramelised onion & tomato relish
BBQ corn & green pea fritter, tomato kasundi (vg)(gf)
Gyoza| Pork | Chicken & ginger | Vegetable (vg) with Vietnamese mint & soy dipping sauce
Essential fried chicken, panko crust & chipotle spiked mayo
Gourmet local beef pies, tomato relish
Korean BBQ chicken skewer, ponzu dressing (gf)
Spiced pumpkin, goat’s cheese pizza, sweet capsicum salsa (v)
Pork belly bao, pickled carrot, cucumber, mint, coriander & sriracha mayo

Dessert selections

Chocolate mousse cones, salted caramel shards
Strawberry tartlets, vanilla crème, mint lavender syrup
Rocky road ”stones” (gf)
Petite friands, lime cream (gf)
Raspberry Eton mess cheesecake

Substantial items

Substantial items – Add a substantial dish to your menu.  $14 per person
Dishes are served in bowls
Black sesame & wasabi crusted chicken with Asian coleslaw & soy mayo (gf)
Sliders: Slow cooked BBQ pork & apple slaw in brioche buns
Slow braised beef cheek, mustard spiked mash, parsley crust (gf)
Snapper, coconut tamarind curry, snow peas, radish, chilli sambal (gf)
Fish & chips, flathead fillets, thick cut chips, Spanish paprika mayo
Ricotta tortellini with parmesan, pumpkin, basil & Napoli (v)
Mini chicken schnitzel Turkish roll with coleslaw & herb mayonnaise
Butter chicken curry served with basmati rice, tomato & snake beans (gf)
Crumbed mushroom; charred vegetable salad with roasted capsicum mayonnaise (v)
Pasta” conchiglie” forest mushroom, truffle oil & pecorino(v)

 

(gf) gluten free (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan

 

 

Pricing Option                                     2020 | 2021

 8 Canape selections     per person (2 hour service period)                     $42.00
 10 Canape selections   per person (2 hour service period)                     $49.00

Plentiful offering          per person (3 hour service period)                      $61.50
Selection of 10 canapes and your choice of either one substantial item This package will ensure your guests are well and truly full.

 

Inclusions| Qualified chef, wait staff, crockery, cutlery, buffet ware as required & napkins

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 40 people.

 

 

 

carvery menu

Succulent roast meats, abundant artisan salads, finished with a decadent dessert buffet.

Canapés

½ hour chef’s selection of canapés on arrival, 4 pieces

 

Main

Meat selection-Marinated golden roasted meats
Marinated roast beef with horseradish crème (gf)
Roast pork & crackling with Yarra Valley apple sauce (gf)

 

Main Accompaniments
Garlic & rosemary roasted chat potatoes (gf) (vg)
Grant’s local organic sourdough rolls, served with butter

 

Salad Selection
Salad greens, balsamic vinaigrette, cucumber, tomato (gf)(vg)
Asian style coleslaw, wasabi soy mayonnaise (gf)(v)
Slow roasted pumpkin, sweet potato, Turkish bread salad, with mint pomegranate yoghurt (v)

 

Desserts

Dark chocolate mousse, salted caramel shards (gf)
Petite pavlova, lime curd (gf)

 

(gf) gluten free (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan
 

Pricing Options2020 | 2021
Canapé | Main – per person (2 hour service period)$48.00
Main | Dessert – per person (2.5 hour service period)$48.00
Canapé | Main | Dessert – per person (3 hour service period)$59.00
 

Inclusions | Qualified chef, wait staff, crockery, cutlery, buffet ware and disposable napkins.

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 40 people.

 

 

buffet menu

Modern buffet menu offering a variety of cuisines, abundant artisan salads, finished with a decadent dessert buffet.

Canapés

½ hour chef’s selection of canapés on arrival, 4 pieces

 

Main Buffet

-Select two hot dishes to serve
Crispy skinned salmon, green herb crust, sage and lemon butter sauce (gf)
Gourmet sausages (gf)
Herb and lemon crumbed chicken pieces with chipotle mayonnaise
Chargrilled beef, Asado style, parsley chimichurri sauce (gf)
Vegetarian paella: slow roasted capsicum ragu, paprika, green peas with parsley & roasted garlic (gf)(v)
 

Salad, vegetables and Sides

Salad greens, balsamic vinaigrette, cucumber, tomato (gf)(vg)
Slow roasted pumpkin, sweet potato, Turkish bread salad, with mint pomegranate yoghurt (v)
Garlic & rosemary roasted chat potatoes (gf) (vg)
Grant’s local organic sourdough rolls, served with butter

 

Desserts

Dark chocolate mousse, salted caramel shards (gf)
Petite pavlova, lime curd (gf)

(gf) gluten free (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan
 

Pricing Options2020 | 2021
Canapé | Main – per person (2.5 hour service period)$59.00
Main | Dessert – per person (2.5 hour service period)$59.00
Canapé | Main | Dessert – per person (3 hour service period)$67.00

 

Inclusions | Qualified chef, wait staff, crockery, cutlery, buffet ware and disposable napkins.

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 40 people.

 

 

 

street food menu

Guests mingle while we serve authentic street food inspired by iconic international dishes from around the globe!

 

Roaming assorted finger food Chef’s selection of 3 items

 

Wasabi & soy Themed hawker cart, bamboo steamer baskets & Asian lanterns
Gyoza| Pork | Chicken & ginger | Vegetable (vg) with soy ponzu
Sushi| Teriyaki chicken| Seaweed salad (v)|Tofu & vegetable (vg)(v), with soy dressing & wasabi (gf)
Bun gua bao, pork belly, shitake yakitori, pickled veg

  

South of the border Themed with patterned cloths, piñatas & Mexican sombreros, & ponchos
Enchiladas: Beef tomato, Spanish onion with chipotle mayonnaise | Slow braised beans, sour cream & chilli sauce (v)
Salsa: roasted corn, tomato with coriander crab, avocado & lime (vg)(gf)

  

Born in the USA Themed with USA stars & stripes pop up stand
Pulled pork & beef sliders served in a Grant’s organic corn roll
Mushroom slider served in a Grant’s organic roll (v)

 

Buon Appetito Themed red gingham cloths, pizza paddles, knotted gingham bunting squares
Anti pasta, verdure, pepitas with goats cheese (v)
Crisp salami, prosciutto chips, romesco (gf)
Chicken & eggplant parmigiana
Margherita pizzas (v)
Crumbed tortellini, basil Napoli (v)

 

New York deli Styled with all the glitz and glamour of the Big Apple
Mini Rueben’s
Bagels smoked salmon, cream cheese & dill
Mini hot dogs, with relish & pickles
Chicken Waldorf salad (gf)
Pretzels (v)

 

Aussie BBQ Fair dinkum Aussie, cricket bats, Akubra & eucalypts
Build your own
Sausages, onions & sauce(gf)
Burgers with tomato relish
Sticky chicken wings (gf)
Coleslaw (gf) (v)
White bread rolls

 

Toss’d Themed with retro salad bar sign, synthetic grass & planters
A choice of Beef noodle salad (gf) | Moroccan style chicken salad (gf)|Tofu & shitake mushroom with tatsoi (gf)(vg)

 

Old buoy Themed with heavy sailor’s ropes and cray pots
Deep fried fish and chips served with lemon wedge in cones with choice of tartar sauce, garlic aioli or tomato relish, Polenta chips available for vegetarian option

  

Southern fried chicken stand Gingham cloths, hessian, Southern American style
Buttermilk marinated, spicy fried chicken, hot sauce, gravy & coleslaw
Mushroom & tofu marinated in spicy sauce for vegetarian option (v)

  

Sweet surrender Themed with pretty pink gingham cloths, high tea stands
Macaroons| ’chou chou’ profiteroles | petite eclairs |Chocolate mousse cones
Rocky road ‘stones’(gf) | Assorted petite fours
Upgrade bravo gelato ‘bambino’ cones $4.50 upgrade per person

 

 

(gf) gluten free (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan

 

 

Pricing options                                                                                                                2020 | 2021

3 Street food stands and roaming finger food (2 hour service period)                  $59.00

4 Street food stands and roaming finger food (3 hour service period)                  $69.00

 

 

Inclusions | Qualified chef, wait staff, crockery, cutlery, buffet ware and disposable napkins.

 

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 80 people. Additional fees & surcharges may

apply, but vary depending upon locations & circumstances.

 

 

Gourmet Platter Selection

The following menu items are drop off only and don’t include any event staff or equipment.

 

                                                                                                                                                         Bakery Selection

Sandwich Platters selection 20 points (5 sandwiches)                                      $37.00
Gourmet baguettes, variety of fillings (8 baguettes)                                          $71.50
Chicken schnitzel sliders, sriracha mayo & coleslaw (8 Sliders)                       $85.80

 

Individual salads                                                                                                                 $10.50 ea
(Minimum order of 10 per salad, served in disposable cups)

Cambodian beef salad, gem lettuce, lime and chilli dressing (gf)
Rosemary baked chicken: pear, roquette, sherry mayo (gf)
Thyme baked salmon, cucumber, greens, dill, salad crema (gf)
Mushrooms, lemon and Mt Zero lentil salad (gf)(vg)

 

Savoury Platters

Yarra Valley Persian fetta tart, caramelised onion & thyme (v)                                   $99.00
Chicken Caesar tart, cos, crisp bacon, parmesan spiked mayo                                  $99.00
Potato & chive hash, smoked salmon, chervil, crème fraiche (gf)                              $99.00
Sundried tomato, basil & brie quiche (v) (30 pieces)                                                        $99.00
Anti Pasto platter to include Olives, cured meats, Mediterranean frittata,               $99.00
marinated vegetables, dips and grilled Turkish bread, serves 10-15 people
Australian Cheese Platter:  brie, vintage cheddar                                                           $99.00
Blue, dried fruits, water crackers and fruit loaf, serves 10-15
Trio of house made dips with Turkish bread platter (Serves 10)                                  $45.00
Seasonal fruit platter (Serves 10)                                                                                          $56.00

 

Dessert Platters – $99.00 each
Assorted fruit & chocolate muffins (30 pieces)
Freshly baked lemon scones with cream & jam (30 pieces)
Citrus Tartlets (30 pieces)

Rocky road stones (gf) (30 pieces)

 

(gf) gluten free (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan

Corporate Conference Menu

day delegate conference package $43.00 per head

½ day package available from $33.00 per head

 

morning tea break

  • Freshly brewed Beraldo coffee & Origin Teas, orange juice and water
  • Choose 2 items from the morning & afternoon tea selections—(See page 2)

lunch buffet

  • Your choice of 4 items from the lunch selections (See page 3)
  • Freshly brewed Beraldo coffee & Origin Teas, orange juice and water

afternoon tea break

  • Freshly brewed Beraldo coffee & Origin Teas, orange juice and water
  • Choose 2 items from the morning & afternoon tea selections—(See page 2)

 

Upgrade to espresso coffee & barista (See page 4)

 

Our conference menus include wait staff, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, including a beverage station for each break, crockery, cutlery, buffet ware and glasses.

For consecutive day conferences please speak to our team for further menu selections.

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 40 people, surcharges apply for smaller groups.

Waiting staff, surcharges & additional equipment fees may apply, but vary depending upon locations & circumstances.

 

  

morning & afternoon tea selections

All breaks served with our beverage station Beraldo fair trade percolated coffee, Origin tea, orange juice & still water

 

Please choose 2 items for morning tea and 2 items for afternoon tea

  • Chocolate and fruit muffins medium(v)
  • Assorted Danish pastries(v)
  • Apple, cranberry & muesli bread, maple butter(v)
  • Rosemary & Yarra Valley feta buttermilk scones, paprika butter(v)
  • Cocoa, honey date & oatmeal bar (v)(vg)
  • Assorted slices (GF, options available on request) (v)
  • Bacon, cheddar & chive savoury muffin, tomato relish
  • Fruit skewers, mint rosewater syrup(vg)
  • Rocky road (gf)(v)
  • Mini jam donuts(v)
  • Cinnamon donuts(v)
  • Petite eclairs(v)
  • Mini lamingtons(v)
  • Baked mushroom and prosciutto tarts
  • Freshly baked lemonade scones with cream & jam(v)
  • Citrus tarts(v)

 

Or you can choose to serve this grazing station option instead $5.50 extra per person

  • Anti Pasto platter to include Olives, cured meats, Mediterranean frittata, marinated vegetables, dips and grilled Turkish bread
  • Australian cheese platters; Italian gorgonzola, South Cape Brie, Wattle Valley cheddar, house made quince paste, dried fruits, crackers & lavosh

 

lunch menu

 All breaks served with our beverage station Beraldo fair trade percolated coffee, Origin Tea, orange juice & still water

 From the bakery

 (Please select 2 items from below to serve)

  • Gourmet sandwiches 4 points, assorted fillings (V)
  • Gourmet wraps, variety of fillings (V)
  • Gourmet baguettes, variety of fillings (V)
  • Open tartlets:

|Chorizo & capsicum
|Smoked salmon, caper & chervil
|Eggplant, zucchini & rocket pesto (v)

  • Chicken schnitzel sliders, sriracha mayo & coleslaw
  • Moroccan lamb pita, harissa mayo, parsley quinoa tabouli

 

Salads and other

(Please select 2 item from below to serve)

  • Anti Pasto platter to include Olives, cured meats, Mediterranean frittata, marinated vegetables, dips and grilled Turkish bread
  • Sundried tomato, basil & brie quiche (v)
  • Assorted sushi served with wasabi & soy
  • Cambodian beef salad, gem lettuce, lime and chilli dressing (gf)
  • Rosemary baked chicken: pear, roquette, sherry mayo (gf)
  • Falafel, quinoa, radish edamame, chilli citrus dressing (gf)(vg)
  • Wasabi & black sesame chicken, soy mayo, coleslaw (gf)
  • Thyme baked salmon, cucumber, greens, dill, salad crema (gf)
  • Crispy prosciutto, cos, green beans olives, salsa verde (gf)
  • Mushrooms, lemon and Mt Zero lentil salad (gf)(vg)

 

 

 

Coffee, Tea & Beverage Upgrades

Served for the duration of your event menu

Arrival Tea & Coffee Buffet                                       
Beraldo coffee & Origin Tea                                                                            $ 3.85 per person

 

Nespresso coffee and Origin Tea Buffet
Nespresso (Commercial) coffee machines & Origin teas                            $7.70 per person
Maximum event size for Nespresso 100 people

 

Espresso Barista Coffee Cart
Serving espresso coffee, Origin teas & hot chocolates

100 or less people                                                                                                                   $660.00
100 -300 people                                                                                                                      $880.00
300 greater                                                                                                                               POA

 

Smoothies $6.00 each
Kiwifruit, spinach, pineapple
Banana
Mango, vanilla & soy milk
Berry & yoghurt  

 

 

 

Hot lunch buffet upgrade $ 15.00 per head

Hot lunch menu

(Select two hot dishes to serve)

  • Asian style sticky pork shoulder (gf)
  • Crispy skinned salmon, green herb crust, sage and lemon butter sauce(gf)
  • Thai green chicken curry (gf)
  • Herb and lemon crumbed chicken pieces with chipotle mayonnaise
  • Chargrilled beef, Asado style, parsley chimchurri sauce (gf)
  • Lamb & pinenut kofta with quince glaze (gf)
  • Ligurian style rockling, olives, tomatoes, oregano, lemon and olive oil (gf)
  • Roasted pumpkin and ricotta ravioli, feta, sage and roquette sauce(v)
  • Vegetarian paella: slow roasted capsicum ragu, paprika, green peas, parsley & roasted garlic (gf)

 

Sides

(Choice of three side options)

Salad

  • Tatsoi, charred grain, Yarra Valley Persian fetta, caramelised onion, parsley vinaigrette(v)
  • Cos leaves, radish, mint, with citrus dressing (gf)(vg)
  • Salad greens, balsamic vinaigrette, cucumber, tomato (gf)(vg)
  • Roquette, toasted pine nuts & parmesan salad (gf)(v)
  • Asian style coleslaw, wasabi soy mayonnaise (gf)(v)
  • Slow roasted pumpkin, sweet potato, Turkish bread salad, mint pomegranate yoghurt (v)
  • Roasted red capsicum & orecchiette pasta salad (v)

 

Vegetables

  • Garlic & rosemary roasted chat potatoes (gf)(v)
  • Seeded mustard green beans (gf)(v)
  • Roast sweet potato and pumpkin(V)
  • Zucchini, squash with lemon butter dressing (gf)(v)
  • Heirloom roast vegetables (gf)(v)
  • Chargrilled corn with lime (gf)(v)
  • Coriander rice pilaf (gf)(v)

 

(gf) gluten free (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan

 

Corporate Boardroom Lunch Menu

Unique, specialised boardroom catering delivering appropriate level of service; your choice of two dishes, served alternately to your guests.

Canapés

½ hour chef’s selection of canapés on arrival, 4 pieces

Entrée

Moroccan duck tartlets, pickled radish slaw, raisin chutney
Nicoise prawn, kipfler and avocado salad, lemon and olive oil dressing (gf)
Warm heirloom baby vegetable, spiced carrot puree, poached egg, snow pea shoots (gf)
Lamb beignet, crusted lamb loin, lentil cassoulet, pea & mint puree
Bouillon of forest mushroom and crème fraiche with Pedro Ximenez (gf,v)

Main

Braised five spiced beef cheek, bok choy, ginger, chilli and Vietnamese mint spiked jus (gf)
Pork cutlet, sage crust, olive caper berry, shallot and artichoke briagole
Swordfish, smoked potato, buttered spinach, red pepper sauce (gf)
Lamb cutlet, dukkah, pinenut kofta, sumac, chickpea, sweet potato and yoghurt (gf)
Goats cheese tart tatin, roquette Spanish onion salad (v)
Chicken breast, sweet corn puree, liver pate smear, popcorn shoots, frisee and cognac jus (gf)

Dessert

Dark chocolate fondant, lavender vanilla cream, raspberries
Spiced panna cotta tart, poached pear & saffron essence
Vanilla mille-feuille, rhubarb compote & earl grey syrup
Steamed ginger & apple pudding, maple cream, oat, cardamom & ‘speculaas’ crumble
Rich chocolate mousse, coverture crumbs, citrus syrup (gf)

 

(gf) gluten free (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan

 

Pricing Options2020 | 2021
Entree | Main  – per person (2.5 hour service period)$68.50
Main | Dessert – per person (2.5 hour service period)$68.50
Entree | Main | Dessert – per person (3 hour service period)$78.50
Canapes  Canape Selection – per person$13.50
 
Inclusions | Qualified chef, crockery, cutlery, place setting set up and  premium disposable napkin

 

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 20 people, surcharges apply for smaller groups

Waiting staff, surcharges & additional equipment fees may apply, but vary depending upon locations & circumstances.

 

Drop-Off Catering Menus

Fresh corporate catering conveniently delivered to your door, on disposable recyclable platters, for no fuss clean up.

Breakfast/brunch

Croissants, preserves, French butter (v)  7.00

Coconut, ginger & pineapple muesli cups, spiced yoghurt (v)(gf) 4.40

French toast: brioche, rhubarb compote, cinnamon mascarpone (v)  5.50

BLT; herb focaccia, bacon, lettuce, tomato & relish   8.50
Vegetarian option avocado, lettuce & tomato (v)

“grants crust” English muffins: herbed scrambled eggs, bacon: or balsamic mushrooms (v) 8.50

BBQ corn cakes, capsicum relish (v)(vg)(gf) 4.00

Caramelised leek & brie tarts, date relish (v) 7.50

Smoked salmon bagels, cream cheese, dill & capers   7.50

 

Breakfast Packages

Option 1 Assorted Danish pastries, fruit and chocolate muffins, seasonal fruit platters  11.00 per person

Option 2:  Assorted danishes (v), seasonal fruit skewers (v) and Croissants; ham, cheese & tomato
or sumac roasted tomato & Yarra Valley Persian feta (v) 15.00 per person

Option 3: Yoghurt pot; pineapple ginger, coconut & granola crumble, BLT focaccia or avocado, lettuce and tomato focaccia (v) 15.00 per person

Option 4: Fruit platter, Grants English muffins; herbed scrambled eggs & bacon, balsamic mushrooms & tomatoes or balsamic mushrooms, avocado & mascarpone (v) 16.50 per person

 

Morning & Afternoon Tea Selections

– (Minimum order 10 serves per item)  Price per item

Chocolate and fruit muffins medium 4.00
Assorted Danish pastries  4.00
Apple, cranberry & muesli bread, maple butter  4.00
Rosemary & Yarra Valley feta buttermilk scones, paprika butter  4.00
Cocoa, honey date & oatmeal bar (v)(vg)(gf)  4.00
Assorted slices (GF, options available on request)  4.30
Bacon, cheddar & chive savory muffin, tomato relish 4.00
Fruit skewers, mint rosewater syrup (v)(vg) 3.00
Rocky road (gf)(v) 3.00
Mini jam donuts  3.00
Cinnamon donuts  2.50
Petite eclairs  4.30
Mini lamingtons  4.00
Baked mushroom and prosciutto tarts  5.20
Freshly baked lemonade scones with cream & jam  3.50
Citrus tarts   4.00

 

Lunch Selections

(Minimum order 10 serves per item)

Gourmet sandwiches 4 points, assorted fillings (V) 7.00
Gourmet wraps, variety of fillings (V) 8.50
Gourmet baguettes, variety of fillings (V) 8.50
Open tartlets| Chorizo capsicum    8.50
|Smoked salmon caper chervil
|Eggplant zucchini rocket pesto

Chicken schnitzel sliders, sriracha mayo & coleslaw 9.00
Moroccan lamb pita, harissa mayo, parsley quinoa tabouli 9.00

 

Individual salads

Minimum order of 5 per salad, served in disposable cups             9.50

Cambodian beef salad, gem lettuce, lime and chilli dressing (gf)
Rosemary baked chicken: pear, roquette, sherry mayo (gf)
Falafel, quinoa, radish edamame, chilli citrus dressing (gf)(vg)
Wasabi & black sesame chicken, soy mayo, coleslaw (gf)
Thyme baked salmon, cucumber, greens, dill, salad crema (gf)
Crispy prosciutto, cos, green beans olives, salsa verde (gf)
Mushrooms, lemon and Mt Zero lentil salad (gf)(vg)

 

Hot Lunch Selections

(Minimum order 10 pieces per item, delivered cold in foil trays ready for you to heat)

Gourmet beef pies with tomato relish 4.00
Basil and parmesan croquettes, saffron aioli  3.50
Pork & fennel sausage roll; caramelized onion & tomato relish  3.50
Sundried tomato, basil & brie quiche (v) 3.50
Ricotta & spinach filo parcels, kashundi (v)  3.00

 

Finger Food Platters

Cold Platters
Served on Platters ready for you to serve, pricing is per platter, 30 pieces per platter

Sandwich selection of 30 points (7.5 sandwiches), flavours including                60
Herbed chicken, smoked salmon, fresh turkey breast & vegetarian options

Potato & chive hash, smoked salmon, chervil, crème fraiche (gf)   90
Caramelised onion & Yarra Valley Persian fetta tarts (v)   90
Seasonal fruit platter (Serves approx)  50
Trio of house made dips with Turkish bread platter (Serves 10)  40
Rosemary & Yarra Valley feta buttermilk scones, paprika butter  90
Anti Pasto platter to include Olives, cured meats, Mediterranean frittata, marinated vegetables, dips and grilled Turkish bread, serves 10-15 people  85
Australian Cheese Platter:  brie, aged vintage cheddar, blue, dried fruits, water crackers and fruit loaf, serves 10-15 people  85

Dessert Platters
Assorted fruit & chocolate muffins  98
Freshly baked lemonade scones with cream & jam  98
Citrus Tartlets   98
Mini Lamingtons 98
Assorted Slices  98
Rich Chocolate Brownie 98

Hot Platters
The hot selection of food is delivered cold in foil containers ready to go in the oven. (Approximately takes 10 – 15 minutes to heat in a moderate oven)

Basil pesto croquettes with aioli   98
Basil pesto & sundried tomato quiches   98
Sumac, pinenut lamb koftas with pomegranate & mint yoghurt (G)   98
Gourmet mini beef pies served with tomato chutney  110
House made pork, thyme & sage sausage rolls with tomato relish   98

 

Pricing effective to 31st December 2020 and subject to change without notice. All pricing will be confirmed upon confirmation of your event.

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Beverage Menu

To compliment our food service we also offer a range of beverage catering packages
to suit any occasion.
We have a strong regional focus supporting our Yarra Valley neighbours.

Our beverage catering packages are designed to be flexible to suit your needs.
All packages include a qualified bar person, glassware, ice and bar equipment.

 

Your Essentials

2 hours $24 per person
$5.50 per person for every hour thereafter

The Habitat Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Northern Vic
Waterstone Bridge Shiraz, King Valley
Public Brewery 100 Acres Pale Ale, Public Brewery Feather Weight Light
Soft drink and water

*Add sparkling wine to the package @ $5 per head
Coldstone Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay, King Valley

 

Raise the Bar

2 hours – $31 per person
$7 per person for every hour thereafter

Light beer, soft drink, orange juice, sparkling water and water

Beer and cider Select 2 to serve
Public Brewery 100 Acres Pale Ale, Corona, Asahi Super Dry, Public Brewery Little India Session IPA, Public Brewery Red Falcon American Red, Empire Apple Cider

 
Sparkling & White varieties Select 2 to serve
Paul Louis Blanc de Blancs Sparkling, Loire, France
Pizzini Prosecco, King Valley, Vic
Coldstone Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay, King Valley, Vic
Yering Station Village Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Vic
Pizzini Pinot Grigio, King Valley, Vic
Mount Vernon Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, NZ

*Add Premium French Champagne to the package @ $23 per head
Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne or Mumm

Red varieties – Select 2 to serve
Yering Station Village Shiraz Viognier, Yarra Valley, Vic
Xanadu DJL Rose, Margaret River, WA
Yering Farm, Farmyard Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Vic
Pizzini Sangiovese, King Valley , Vic
Bulong Estate Cabernet Merlot, Yarra Valley, Vic
Reschke ‘Rufus’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, SA

Additional Wine selections (available on request)

Additional beverage options and services

 

Cocktails on arrival

45 minutes – $14 per cocktail choose 2 to serve

Martini
The icon of the cocktail culture. Gin, vermouth; garnished with an olive or lemon twist
Amaretto Cranberry Kiss
Vodka, amaretto, cranberry and orange juice; served in a martini glass
Whiskey Sour
A simple yet poplar choice of Kentucky whiskey, lemon juice with a dash of sweetness
Tequila Sunrise Mimosas
The beautiful cocktail served in a flute with sparkling wine.
Aperol Spritz
Light and refreshing, Aperol, Prosecco, soda water; garnished with an orange wedge
Pimm’s Cup
Pimm’s No.1, lemony soda, fresh citrus and cucumber. Superbly refreshing.
Mojito
An excellent Cuban cocktail based on Rum and lime.
Screwdriver
Classic orange juice and vodka cocktail; served in a highball

Basic Spirits

$8 per serve

Jonnie Walker Red
Makers Mark Bourbon
Smirnoff Vodka
Bundaberg Rum
St Remy VSOP Brandy
Aperitifs & Digestifs (POA)

 

Tray/table beverage service staff

(4 hour minimum)

Monday to Friday @ $45.00/hr
Saturday @ 48.00/hr
Sunday @ $55.00/hr
Public Holiday @ $68.00/hr

 

Menus represent a sample of package selections. If these selections are not available an equivalent or improved product will be offered.

Additional Notes

  • Essential Catering & Events is committed to our communities and the responsibility associated with our liquor licence and as such responsible service of alcohol is practiced and guests may be refused service from our staff.
  • Beverages are only served in conjunction with food service & spirits can be made available upon request.
  • Additional time must be arranged prior to the commencement of the function.
  • Due to availability and vintage changes some products may not be available, suitable replacements will be utilised.

 

Buffet Menu

Modern buffet menu offering a variety of cuisines, abundant artisan salads, finished with a decadent dessert buffet.

Canapés

½ hour chef’s selection of canapés on arrival, 4 pieces

Grazing Station

Salami, prosciutto & pancetta, marinated mixed olives & sundried tomatoes, house made dips, charred & marinated vegetables, herb frittata, crispy Turkish bread & grissini.

 

Main Buffet

Select two hot dishes to serve
Asian style sticky pork shoulder (gf)
Crispy skinned salmon, green herb crust, sage and lemon butter sauce
Thai green chicken curry (gf)
Gourmet sausages (gf)
Herb and lemon crumbed chicken pieces with chipotle mayonnaise
Chargrilled beef, Asado style, parsley chimchurri sauce (gf)
Lamb & pinenut kofta with quince glaze (gf)
Ligurian style rockling, olives, tomatoes, oregano, lemon and olive oil (gf)
Roasted pumpkin and ricotta ravioli, feta, sage and roquette sauce (v)
Vegetarian paella: slow roasted capsicum ragu, paprika, green peas with parsley & roasted garlic (gf)(v)
Grant’s local organic sourdough rolls, served with butter

 

Sides

Choice of three side options

Salad

Tatsoi, charred grain, Yarra Valley Persian fetta, caramelised onion, parsley vinaigrette (v)
Cos leaves, radish, mint, with citrus dressing (gf)(vg)
Salad greens, balsamic vinaigrette, cucumber, tomato (gf)(vg)
Roquette, toasted pine nuts & parmesan salad (gf)(v)
Asian style coleslaw, wasabi soy mayonnaise (gf)(v)
Slow roasted pumpkin, sweet potato, Turkish bread salad, with mint pomegranate yoghurt (v)
Roasted red capsicum & orecchiette pasta salad (v)
 

Vegetables

Rosemary roasted chat potatoes (gf)(v)
Seeded mustard green beans (gf)(v)
Roast sweet potato and pumpkin(v)
Zucchini, squash with lemon butter dressing (gf)(v)
Heirloom roast vegetables (gf)(v)
Chargrilled corn with lime (gf)(v)
Coriander rice pilaf (gf)(vg)

 

Desserts

Choice of two dessert options
Dark chocolate mousse, salted caramel shards (gf)
Petite pavlova, lime curd (gf)
Steamed ginger & apple puddings, with maple cream
Petite macaroon cups
Rocky road ‘stones’ (gf)
 

(gf) gluten free (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan

 

Pricing Options2020 | 2021 
Canapé | Main – per person (2 hour service period)$56.00
Main | Dessert – per person (2.5 hour service period)$56.00
Canapé | Main | Dessert – per person (3 hour service period)$69.00
Antipasto Option: Add Antipasto Selection- per person$11.50
Inclusions | Qualified chef, crockery, cutlery, buffet ware and disposable napkins.  
  

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 40 people, surcharges apply for smaller groups

Waiting staff, surcharges & additional equipment fees may apply, but vary

depending upon locations & circumstances.

 

 

 

 

Carvery Buffet Menu

Succulent roast meats, abundant artisan salads, finished with a decadent dessert buffet.

Canapés

½ hour chef’s selection of canapés on arrival, 4 pieces

Grazing Station

Salami, prosciutto & pancetta, marinated mixed olives & sundried tomatoes, house made dips, charred & marinated vegetables, herb frittata, crispy Turkish bread & grissini.

Main

Meat selection
Marinated golden roasted meats, choice of two
Marinated roast beef with horseradish crème (gf)
Roast pork & crackling with Yarra Valley apple sauce (gf)
Lemon & herb butter, chicken breast (gf)
* Quince glazed roast leg of lamb with thyme & rosemary, served with mint sauce (gf)
* $3 extra per head for lamb

 

Main Accompaniments
Rosemary roasted chat potatoes (gf) (vg)
Grant’s local organic sourdough rolls, served with butter

 

Salad Selection
Choice of three salad options
Tatsoi, charred grain, Yarra Valley Persian fetta, caramelised onion, parsley vinaigrette (v)
Cos leaves, radish, mint, with citrus dressing (gf)(vg)
Salad greens, balsamic vinaigrette, cucumber, tomato (gf)(vg)
Roquette, toasted pine nuts & parmesan salad (gf)(v)
Asian style coleslaw, wasabi soy mayonnaise (gf)(v)
Slow roasted pumpkin, sweet potato, Turkish bread salad, with mint pomegranate yoghurt (v)
Roasted red capsicum & orecchiette pasta salad (vg)

 

Desserts

Choice of two dessert options
Dark chocolate mousse, salted caramel shards (gf)
Petite pavlova, lime curd (gf)
Steamed ginger & apple puddings, with maple cream
Petite macaroon cups
Rocky road ‘stones’ (gf)

 

(gf) gluten free (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan

Pricing Options2020 | 2021 
Canapé | Main – per person (2 hour service period)$45.00
Main | Dessert – per person (2.5 hour service period)$45.00
Canapé | Main | Dessert – per person (3 hour service period)$58.00
Antipasto Option: Add Antipasto Selection- per person
 
$11.50

Inclusions | Qualified chef, crockery, cutlery, buffet ware and disposable napkins.

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 40 people. Additional fees & surcharges may

apply, but vary depending upon locations & circumstances.

 

 

 

Plated Service Menu

The plated menu offers a formal dining experience, with your choice of two unique dishes, served alternately to your guests.

Canapés

½ hour chef’s selection of canapés on arrival, 4 canapes

Entrée

Salmon, Four Pillars gin jelly, cucumber, radish pickle, foliette salad (gf)
Ricotta and sundried tomato tortellini, swiss mushroom & saffron cream (v)
Charcoal dusted prawns, chorizo, tomato salsa, thyme beurre blanc
Porterhouse chargrilled, spiced crust, avocado, chilli crema, shallot marmalade & herb salad (gf)
Lamb cutlet, petite lamb wellington, parsnip puree, pea ragu, drizzled nasturtium oil
Roasted romas, torn buffalo mozzarella, rucola, roquette, white balsamic pearls (v)

Main

Chicken breast, Kelly’s cider glazed, cumin, edamame, sweet potato puree (gf)
Kingfish fillet, sherry roasted onion tartlet & cos leaves
Slow roasted pork belly, Lao’s tomato relish, sesame, fried shallot, soy glazed bok choy (gf)
Lamb shoulder, Basque parsley crust, Pedro Ximenez reduction, roasted baby vegetables (gf)
Slow braised beef cheek, crispy potato terrine, mustard roasted Dutch carrots (gf)
Oregano crusted Salmon, pomegranate glazed broccolini, kipflers, thyme dressing (gf)
Swiss mushrooms, balsamic glaze, green pea puree, heirloom baby vegetables (vg)(gf)

Dessert

Dark chocolate fondant, lavender vanilla cream, raspberries
Spiced panna cotta tart, poached pear & saffron essence
Vanilla mille-feuille, rhubarb compote & earl grey syrup
Steamed ginger & apple pudding, maple cream, oat, cardamom & ‘speculaas’ crumble
Rich chocolate mousse, coverture crumbs, citrus syrup (gf)

 

(gf) gluten free (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan

 

Pricing Structure2020 | 2021
Canape | Main                  per person (2 hour service period)$59.00
Entree | Main                   per person (2 hour service period)$68.50
Main | Dessert                 per person (2.5 hour service period)$68.50
Entree | Main | Dessert   per person (3 hour service period)$78.50
Canape Option                   4 canapes- per person$13.50

 

Inclusions | Qualified chef, crockery, cutlery, place setting set up and premium disposable napkin

 

Pricing based on minimum numbers of 40 people. Additional fees & surcharges may

apply, but vary depending upon locations & circumstances.