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 – $65.00 per person

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

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
  • Basil crusted salmon fillet, kipfler & avocado salad, crème fraiche dressing
  • Crumbed mushroom; charred vegetable salad with roasted capsicum mayonnaise (V)
    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
  • Carlton Draught & Cascade Premium Light
  • Assorted soft drink, Mineral water and Orange juices
  • We will provide similar or improved quality wines as a replacement or unavailable.

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 2018

 


Christmas carvery self-catered

Succulent roast meats, abundant artisan salads, finished with a decadent dessert, delivered ready for you to serve with disposable plates, cutlery & napkins.
This menu does not include any event staff

Pricing Structure & Options

Main | Dessert – per person (2.5 hour service period) $28.00
Antipasto to start: Add Antipasto – per person $9.00

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   

  • Garlic & 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) $41.00
Main | Dessert – per person (2.5 hour service period) $41.00
Canapés | Main | Dessert – per person (3 hour service period) $53.00
Additional Entree Option: Add Antipasto – per person $10.50

 

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
      • 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

 

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)

Sides

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

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 amongst 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) $65.00
Main | Dessert – per person (2.5 hour service period) $65.00
Entrée | Main | Dessert – per person (3 hour service period) $74.00
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 2018 and subject to change without notice. All pricing will be confirmed upon confirmation of your event.