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.

Pricing  Options          2018 /2019

Selection of two items per course served as an alternative drop
Entrée | Main – per person (2.5 hour service period)                           65
Main | Dessert – per person (2.5 hour service period)                         65
Entrée | Main | Dessert – per person (3 hour service period)             74
Canapé Option: Add Canapés 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.


1/2 hour chef’s selection of canape’s 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)
  • Pickled vegetables, dill fennel dressing (gf)(vg)
  • Croquettes with pea, Yarra Valley Persian feta & charred leeks (v)
  • Crispy tortellini, romesco sauce (v)
  • Balsamic mushrooms, herb stuffing (vg)(gf)
  • Nori cone with smoked salmon, soy dressing (gf)


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)(vg)
  • Kingfish, pico de gallo (salsa), bloody Mary mayo (gf)

Accompaniment: Grant’s dinner rolls served with butter


Choose two options below

  • Rosemary & garlic roasted chat potatoes (v) (vg)
  • Salad greens, balsamic vinaigrette, cucumber, Spanish onion, tomato & torn herbs (gf)(v)(vg)
  • Heirloom carrots with honey, dill & mustard butter (v) (gf)
  • Cos leaves, radish, mint, with citrus dressing (gf)(v)(vg)
  • Broccolini, seasonal greens, chickpea sesame dressing (v)(vg)
  • Tatsoi, charred grain, Yarra Valley Persian fetta, caramelised onion, parsley vinaigrette (gf) (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 (gf)
  • Rose and pistachio panna cotta tartlets, earl grey syrup

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

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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