3 Wise Men(u's) for Christmas 2023
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3 Wise Men(u's) for Christmas 2023

To one of the three wise (wo)men,

It is our absolute pleasure to share our Christmas Menu for 2023. Whether it’s for a private event, corporate celebration, or just a bit of fun, it would be pretty wise to order from Canape this Christmas.

We have taken inspiration from classic cuisine and modern celebration styles to create 4 special menus for the season. Whether it be our Morning/Afternoon Tea, finger food-style Lunches, signature Canapés, or Shared Plates, there is truly something for every occasion! Browse through our menus here, then easily submit your festive order online. Have something special to tell us? Simply use the client notes to request specific requirements or provide details that will help us create the ultimate experience for you and your guests. We are even able to package meals or canapés if you're hosting an off-site event, planning a picnic, or feasting on the move.

Morning and Afternoon Teas

Savory Selections
Muffins & Scones

~Watercress cheddar onion with mustard tarragon herbed butter (vegetarian)

~Smoked brinza dill harissa kale (vegetarian)

~Christmas ham and cheese

Sausage rolls

~Turkey tarragon with green goddess aioli

~Classic pork and fennel 

Housemade Flatbreads 

~Spinach pea hummus miso tahini yoghurt dukkah kale (vegetarian)

~Greek lamb tzatziki mint pomegranate 

Mini Christmas Scrolls & Tarts

~Maple kasundi pumpkin walnut kale harissa (vegetarian)

~Ham cheese onion marmalade mustard micro-greens 

~Asparagus with tarragon mustard aioli (vegetarian)

Tart Tatins

~Cherry tomato balsamic onion kale parmesan (vegetarian)

Christmas Club Sandwiches

~Christmas ham rocket swiss cheese mustard aioli

~Green chicken coconut curry chilli mint kaffir lime 

~Eggplant, rocket, roasted peppers, feta (vegetarian)

Lavosh 

~Goats cheese beetroot gel chervil (vegetarian)

~Prosciutto fig blue cheese microradish 

Caprese Skewers

~Cherry tomato basil bocconcini balsamic glaze (vegetarian, keto)

Tarts

~Chicken cranberry and Camembert 

~Cheese and onion topped with harissa and crispy kale (vege)

Sweet Selections

Doughnuts

~Crème patisserie rosemary praline with vanilla cherry purée

~Salted caramel apricot with rosemary praline and brandy butter 

Cakes & Pies

~Vegan chocolate cherry cakes freeze dried raspberries mint

~Rochere cakes hazelnut cream and chocolate chard

~Plum and almond cakes with white chocolate chards

~Christmas berry mince pies

Cookies

~Florentines

~Plum and almond mini friands  

~Gingerbread kikorangi oreos with apple fennel slaw

~Christmas bliss balls (vegan, gluten free)

Chef's Choice Morning & Afternoon Tea

We rotate our Chef's Choice menu from the selection above; however, it will always include vegetarian and gluten free options. Use our client notes to request any specific requirements or give us details that will help us to create the ultimate experience for you and your guests.

3 pieces per person  $10.00

4 pieces per person  $13.00

5 pieces per person  $16.00

6 pieces per person  $19.00

Lunch

We have devised the perfect summer lunch menu to have at your Christmas event this year! This menu is ideal for many types of social gatherings- think lovely finger food. If you are planning an off site event then you can request to have these individually boxed. Dietary requirements/requests are available by ordering from our special dieteries menu. These lunches include vegetarian items. Any additional requests or requirements can be included in our order notes when you order online 

Our Chef's Choice Lunch menu contains a daily choice from each of the following: bread item, savory selection, salad, sweet and fruit. 

$17.50 5 items per person

$21.00 6 items per person 

$24.50 7 items per person 

Bread Items

Ham off the bone, swiss cheese pickle salad leaves mustard aioli filled rolls

Harissa chicken rolls with salad greens, smoked brinza and gherkin with fresh tomato salsa

Roasted peppers smoked eggplant feta with basil pesto aioli (vegetarian)

Mini bagels with cream cheese, smoked salmon, dill and capers

Roasted chicken rolls with rocket cranberry and Camembert 

Kasundi pumpkin, beetroot satay rolls with tomato chilli jam (vegan)

Savory Options

Flatbread

~Tumeric hummus roasted cauliflower tzatziki fried curry leaf pomegranate (vegetarian)

~Tumeric hummus greek lamb tzatziki fried curry leaf pomegranate seed

Rice Paper Rolls

~Nori asian slaw Vietnamese mint peanuts crispy shallots kewpie (vegetarian, gluten free)

~Chiili lime coconut prawn Asian slaw and Thai basil (gluten free)

Roti topped with red or green curry of the day

Hoisin duck pancakes

Salads

Green thai chicken rice salad with Asian herbs, lime, coconut and ginger (gluten free)

Nourish bowls with brown rice broccoli teriyaki chicken sesame carrot beetroot avocado (vegan, gluten free)

Kumara & kale salad with maple roasted peanuts and pumpkin seeds and tamarind dressing

Mekong summer noodle salad topped with sticky pork

Christmas ham and chicken caesar

Mexican bean, corn, tomato and avocado salad with smoked eggplant hummus

Green soba noodle with asparagus beans, pickled ginger and wasabi pea and mint

Roasted red root vegetables with caramelized balsamic red onion baby spinach and crispy kumara

Seasonal Fruit Platter 

And… A delicious Sweet selection

Christmas fruit and coconut dream slice

Chocolate raspberry almond brownie

Citrus cranberry and white chocolate fudge
 

Sharing Plates or Buffet 

We are so proud of these delicious sharing style menus.  They are seasonal, modern, fresh, and sophisticated! Our Sharing Plates come in four different sizes:

Chefs Choice (previously known as our Partners Lunch)

$30.00 per person (includes 1 small plate, 3 medium plates, 1 large plate)

Gold

$40.00  per head (includes 2 small plates, 3 medium plates, 1 large plate)

Frankincense

$60.00 per head (includes 3 small plates, 4 medium plates, 2 large plates)

Myrrh

$80.00 per head (includes 4 small plates, 5 medium plates, 3 large plates)

Please note that all prices are excluding GST. We also have hireware and a friendly staff team where needed. Where necessary as supply dictates we may need to slightly change your ingredients to the closest option available.

Small Plates

Includes a bread platter with flat bread, crostini, and lavosh 

Dips

~Selection of 3 chefs choice for less than 20 guests

~Roasted cauliflower peanut hummus tzatziki pomegranate dukkah

~Loaded refried black turtle bean avocado smoked brinza avocado oregano

~Guacamole loaded with tomatoes, jalapeño, lime and fresh oregano

~Cheesey artichoke garlic and Parmesan dip topped with olives and almonds

~Emma's exceptional smoked mushroom dip topped with truffle powder

~Chicken liver and walnut pate with tarragon and mustard

Arancini ~Roasted pepper mozzarella smoked paprika sriracha aioli ♨️

Cajun fried chicken with chipotle, avocado, tomato & fresh oregano salsa ♨️

Desserts

Petit Fours

~Florentines (gluten free)

~Christmas mince pies

Other Sweets

~Rochere cakes

~Gingerbread kikorangi oreos with apple fennel slaw

~Cranberry almond and white chocolate biscotti 

Mini Desserts

~Jelly tip panacotta

~Boysenberry trumpet mousse 

~Salted caramel apricot donut trifles with rosemary praline

Medium Plates/Sides

Potatoes

~Crunchie roasted agria’s with flaky salt and rosemary

~New baby potato salad, dill, preserved lemon aioli topped with crispy capers and spiced almond dukkah

Asparagus, french beans, edamame, pearl barley and oyster mushrooms with orange miso ginger dressing 

Fennel, apple and hazelnut green salad with sherry vinegarette 

Puy lentil beetroot salad charred pumpkin balsamic caramelised onion & toasted maple candied walnuts pomegranate and radish sprouts (vegan, gluten free)

Green soba noodle with asparagus beans, pickled ginger and wasabi pea and mint

Roasted red root vegetable & baby spinach salad with maple roasted peanuts and pumpkin seeds and tamarind dressing topped with crispy 

Mexican bean, corn, tomato and avocado salad with smoked eggplant hummus

Mekong summer noodle salad mung beans, ginger, coconut  and asian herbs topped with chili lime sticky pork

Large Plates/Mains

Sliced glazed Ham with house made mustard seed aioli, caramelized onion and beetroot relish, tomato jam, Dijon mustard horseradish crème 

Slow cooked shoulder of lamb with fig pistachio and pomegranates

Pork belly ginger orange star anise caramel sauce crispy kumara

Roasted orange ginger miso Chicken with a walnut pomegranate salsa

Salmon~preserved lemon, burnt butter, nori, crispy capers and dill ($5.00 surcharge)

Panfried fish of the day with fresh coconut and peanut salad

Eggplant pumpkin kumara jungle curry with fresh coconut and lime served with rice (vegan, gluten free)

Canapé Menu

♨️ Can be served hot

Bombay vegan panipuri filled with curry and topped with date tamarind chutney & fried curry leaf  (vegan)

Spinach feta and halloumi fritters with dill & tomato jam (vegetarian, gluten free)

Arancini roasted pepper (vegetarian) ♨️

Yorkshire puddings rare beef horseradish quince and kikorangi pear chip

Fish of the day spoons with seaweed salad and wasibi pea ponzu (gluten free)

Lamb fillet, parmesan polenta (gluten free)

Pita spoons with pomegranate minted pea purée smoked eggplant hummus

Rosti ♨️​

~Smoked chicken tarragon and asparagus 

~Bean puree, oyster mushroom, smoked eggplant hummus, feta whip and romesco (vegetarian)

Sliders & Steamed Buns ♨️​

~Pulled pork/apple fennel slaw & chipotle aioli (dairy free)

~Pulled jackfruit/apple fennel slaw & chipotle aioli (vegan)

~Thai chicken curry kew pie kaffir lime and chilli

~Hoisin ginger pork with asian slaw pickled ginger

Skewers

~Beef bacon mushroom (gluten free)

~Tamarind beef, eggplant, chilli and Thai basil (gluten free)

~Caprese skewers with cherry tomato basil and boconcini (gluten free, vegetarian)

~Pork pineapple thai basil chili (gluten free)

~Moroccan lamb kofta with yoghurt salsa pistachio pomegranate mint (keto, gluten free)

♨️​ Pies and Tarts 

~Turkey, tarragon, mustard, cranberry, camembert 

~Artichoke & parmesan topped with olive, oregano and almonds (vegetarian)

Lavosh

~Rare beef and whisky marmalade (gluten free)

~Burnt orange miso duck walnut pomegranate salsa (gluten free)

~Smoked eggplant hummus, pomegranate pistachio salsa (gluten free, vegetarian)

 

Keep calm & merry on!

Love, 

The Canape team



 

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