Shared Platter Menu

Essential Catering & Events | Shared Platter Menu

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


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


Choose one option from the selection below

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

Tapas platter
(Choose 4 items to serve)
Chickpea shawarma dip (gf)(vg)
Chilli prawns (gf)
Duck & crispy lime chats (gf)
Cumin spiced lamb kofta (gf)
BBQ tomato salsa (vg)(gf)
Pickled vegetables, dill fennel dressing (gf)(vg)
Croquettes with pea, Yarra Valley Persian feta & charred leeks (v)
Crispy ravioli, romesco sauce (v)
Balsamic mushrooms, herb stuffing (vg)(gf)
Nori cone with smoked salmon, soy dressing


Choose two options below
Chargrilled beef, Asado style, parsley & chimichurri sauce (gf)
Pork loin, sage crust, Sicilian verdure & balsamic jus (gf)
Salmon fillets, thyme, roquette, spinach, citrus butter dressing (gf)
Slow braised lamb shoulder, Basque peppers, paprika sauce (gf)
Chicken  breast, Moroccan date crust,  pumpkin, sweet potato, torn Turkish bread, mint yoghurt
Pork belly, five spice crust, sticky soy deglaze, rice noddles coriander, crispy garlic (gf)
Pasta ”conchiglie”, pasta shells stuffed with forest mushrooms, pecorino, roquette & truffle oil drizzle (v)
Kingfish, pico de gallo (salsa), bloody Mary mayo (gf)


Accompaniment: Grants dinner rolls served with butter


Choose two options below
Rosemary roasted chat potatoes (vg) (gf)
Salad greens, balsamic vinaigrette, cucumber, Spanish onion, tomato & torn herbs (gf)(vg)
Heirloom carrots with honey, dill & mustard butter (v) (gf)
Cos leaves, radish, mint, with citrus dressing (gf)(vg)
Broccolini, seasonal greens, chickpea sesame dressing (vg)
Tatsoi, charred grain, Yarra Valley Persian fetta, caramelised onion, parsley vinaigrette (v)
Crispy potato salad, lime chilli paprika butter (v) (gf)
Roquette, parmesan & pine nut salad (v) (gf)


Choose two options below
Chocolate fondant, raspberry vanilla cream
Pear tart tartine, burnt honey crema
Petite pavlova, lime curd (gf)
Petite macaron cups
Rose and pistachio panna cotta tartlets, earl grey syrup


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



Pricing Options2020 | 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
Add Canapes Canapes Selection – per person$13.50


Inclusions | Qualified chef, crockery, cutlery, place setting set up and 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.


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