Shared Plated Menu with Canapés


Canapes on arrival

Choose 4 canape items
  • Caper and saffron petit fish cakes with citrus aioli and dill
  • Crispy pork belly with a Hawkes Bay apple salad with pomegranate dressing
  • Kokoda – pacific marinated market fish with toasted coconut sambal
  • Prawn and noodle balls with sweet chilli sauce
  • Scallops with cauliflower cream and pinenut salsa
  • Sesame beef balls with sour sweet dipping sauce
  • Clevedon Bay oyster shots with rock sugar dressing
  • Blue cheese tartlets with beef and caramelized onion
  • Chorizo and polenta chips with beetroot mayo
  • Ras-al-hanout lamb sticks with yogurt dipping sauce
  • Teriyaki chicken tartlets with miso cream
  • Braised lamb pies with green olive cream

Main Option 1 – served on platters to the tables


Chose 3 meat based dishes
  • Roasted boneless chicken thighs with preserved lemon, olive, and parsley salsa
  • Hot smoked salmon with lime aioli and baby fingerling potatoes
  • Dry rub pulled pork with Damson plum sauce
  • Mexican spiced BBQ beef brisket with cumin tomato jam
  • Beef carpaccio with crispy capers and horseradish cream and salad caprese
  • Prawn, watermelon and feta salad with mint and white balsamic dressing
  • Chermoula marinated lamb cutlets with mint tahini dressing on chickpea braise
  • Market fish paupiettes with spinach, leek and feta and saffron hollandaise
  • Beef short rib with barley, Portobello mushrooms and green beans and cabernet reduction
  • Lebanese spice ground lamb with hummus and grilled flatbread
  • Pork belly with a shitake and green tea noodle salad, hot and sour dressing and pineapple chilli salsa
  • Crispy pork belly with roast pumpkin wedges, and pomegranate dressing
  • Twice cooked Chinese chicken with creamy miso sauce, pickled pink onion, and edamame beans
  • Herb crumbed chicken schnitzel with citrus aioli
  • Classic Italian style meatballs with tomato jam and mozzarella

Side items

Choose 3 side items
  • Crispy hassleback potatoes with sage and garlic butter
  • Potatas bravas with smoked paprika crème fraiche
  • Heirloom tomato panzanella salad
  • Heirloom beetroot, lentil, and rocket salad with raspberry viniagrette
  • Kumara with drunken mushrooms, green beans, almons, and balsamic dressing
  • Red cabbage slaw with roasted peanuts, fennel and coriander
  • Petit mesclun greens with edamame, mange tout, apple, sesame seeds and soy, lime dressing
  • Baby rocket, carrot and eggplant salad with toasted cumin and feta crumbs

Main Option 2 – shared platters served to the tables


Choose 2 meat dishes
  • Confit chicken leg with zuchinni, pinenut and feta with a sweet pepper sauce
  • Crispy pork belly with red cabbage and radish slaw with pomegranate dressing and crispy shallots
  • Roasted beef slices with cabernet jus, portabello mushrooms and cherry tomato salsa
  • Hot smoked salmon sides with preserved lemon aioli, cucumber and dill garnish
  • Garlic and rosemary marinated sirloin of beef with horseradish cream and beetroot salsa
  • Curried prawns and calamari with chorizo, baby potatoes, green olives and smoked paprika aioli
  • Char sui chicken breast sliced with coriander chutney, miso dressing and pink onions


Choose 3 side items
  • Bowls of steamed new potatoes with herbs and butter
  • Crispy smashed garlic and rosemary roast potatoes with sea salt
  • Mesclun green mix with avocado, cherry tomatoes and toasted seeds
  • Broccoli, blue cheese, and button mushroom salad with hazelnuts and green herb dressing
  • Beetroot, feta, roasted carrot and pumpkin seed salad with a balsamic dressing
  • Blanched Hawke’s Bay asparagus with Caesar aioli (seasonal)
  • Roasted root vegetable salad with soy lime dressing

You may wish to add with dinner….

Warm naan bread served in baskets to the tables


Toasted foccacia with rosemary and olive oil


Soft dinner rolls with butter

To Finish

Portioned Wedding cake with strawberries and whipped cream

Locally roasted Hawthorne Coffee and Dilmah Teabox

OR (please choose 1)

  • Fresh grilled stonefruit halves with brown sugar coconut crumble with marscapone
  • Vahlrona chocolate mousse in disposable cups with a cherry on top


  • Honey and caramel popcorn in bamboo cones

OR selection of 3 little desserts such as

  • Salted caramel meringues
  • Strawberry dacquiri shots
  • Hazelnut toffee brittle
plated menu with canapes


If you have any questions about catering for your Wedding please contact us.