Plated Service Menu

Essential Catering & Events | Plated Service Menu

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


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


Citrus cured salmon, radish, shaved fennel, cress & creme fraiche (gf)
Charcoal dusted prawns, chorizo, tomato salsa, lemon thyme beurre blanc
Grilled scallop, pea puree, pancetta crumb with a raisin jus (gf)
Spiced crusted porterhouse, avocado cream, shallot marmalade (gf)
Caramelised pork belly, celeriac puree, apple calvados jus (gf)
Ricotta and sundried tomato tortellini, Swiss mushroom & saffron cream (v)
Heirloom tomato, buffalo mozzarella, wild rocket, balsamic pearls (v) (gf)


Grilled salmon, roasted fennel, kipflers, olive cheeks salsa verde (gf)
Herb crusted barramundi with minted pea and broadbean risotto (gf)
Chicken breast, French lentils, asparagus, sage jus (gf)
Twice cooked pork belly, Asian greens, ginger infused sweet potato (gf)
Slow braised beef cheek, potato & thyme galette, glazed baby carrots (gf)
Lamb shoulder, parmesan infused polenta & peperonata (gf)
Eggplant scallops, heirloom vegetables, beetroot puree, cress (vg)(gf)


Dark chocolate fondant, raspberry cream
Spiced panna cotta tart, saffron poached pear & pistachio
Lemon syrup sponge, citrus curd, meringue & sherbet
Rich chocolate mousse, candied citrus
Steamed ginger & apple pudding, maple cream, apple crisp
Passionfruit brulee, white crumb, mango & mint salad
Pavlova, balsamic strawberries, cream


(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.

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