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.

Pricing Options

5   Canape selections   (1.5 hour service period)                                                          21
8   Canape selections   (2 hour service period)                                                            33
10 Canape selections   (2 hour service period)                                                            39
Plentiful offering      (3 hour service period)                                                                 51
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 & napkins

Cold Selection

  • Sage pikelet, gorgonzola & honey roasted pears
  • 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) (v)
  • 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 Selection

  • 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)(v)
  • Gyoza| Pork | Chicken & ginger | Vegetable (v) 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


  • 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 (gf)

Substantial items & Street food stands

Substantial Items

– Add a Substantial dish to your menu.    14 per person

  • Fish & chips, flathead fillets, crispy kipflers, Spanish paprika mayo
  • Slow braised beef cheek, mustard spiked mash, parsley crust (gf)
  • Wasabi & black sesame chicken breast, soy mayo, coriander, coleslaw (gf)
  • “Anytime” bacon, scrambled egg, brioche roll, tomato relish, sweet onions Or Spiced pumpkin, sweet potato & kasundi (veg option)
  • Snapper, coconut tamarind curry, snow peas, radish, chilli sambal (gf)
  • Pasta ”conchiglie” extra large shell, stuffed with 4 hour bolognaise, parmesan & oregano Or Forest mushroom, truffle oil & pecorino(v)

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

Street food stands– Wow your guests with the colours and delights of one of our Street food stands

– Add a Street food stand to your menu.    16 per person

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
Vietnamese prawn & crab, nori cones

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

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

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 2019 and subject to change without notice. All pricing will be confirmed upon confirmation of your event.

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