Finger Food Menu

Essential Catering & Events | 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)
Capsicum sopa, chorizo crème, paprika dust (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)
Kingfish ceviche tortilla, avocado crema, tomato & cilantro dressing (gf)
Duck, shitake & water chestnut tartlet, szechuan soy
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
Chorizo & tiger prawn skewer with romesco (gf)
Essential fried chicken, panko crust & chipotle spiked mayo
Gourmet local beef pies, tomato relish
Korean BBQ chicken skewer, ponzu dressing (gf)
Cider roasted pork belly pizza, caramelised onions & BBQ sauce
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 and Street food stands

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)


Street Food Stand Add a Street Food stand to your menu.  16 per person
Wow your guests with the colours and delights of one of our Street food stands

Wasabi & soy Themed hawker cart, bamboo steamer baskets & Asian lanterns
Gyoza| Pork | Chicken & ginger | Vegetable (v) 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)

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)

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 (v)(gf)

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

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

Pricing Options                                                                                                       2020 | 2021

5   Canape selections   per person (1.5 hour service period)                                23.00

8   Canape selections   per person (2 hour service period)                                  36.50

10 Canape selections   per person (2 hour service period)                                   43.00

Plentiful offering        per person (3 hour service period)                                     56.00
Selection of 10 canapes and your choice of either one substantial item OR a street food stand.  This package will ensure your guests are well and truly full.


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


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

apply, but vary depending upon locations & circumstances.

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