There’s nothing quite like canapés. These bite-sized delights are an indulgent treat to serve to guests during your drinks reception and at Galloping Gourmet, we believe that they should look and taste absolutely fantastic. But, how do you choose the perfect selection for your big day? Should you opt for hot or cold dishes and how do you make sure that everyone gets their fair share? Read on as we tell you all you need to know about the wonderful world of wedding canapés.
Over the last few years, canapés have changed. They’ve become super creative and incredibly flavoursome treats that bring flavours of world foods or homespun favourites to your day. They’re served in increasingly stylish ways and a well-chosen canapé menu really sets the scene for your wedding breakfast. The days of dull canapés are well and truly over so get ready to fall for the mouth-watering options that you’ll find on our latest menu.
For the meat eaters, how about a warm blini of grilled fillet of beef and salsa verde or a skewer of king prawn and vegetable tempura? We also love deep-fried crispy pork belly with panko breadcrumbs and Chinese five-spice and our cones of fried whitebait served with minted mushy peas. For a summery celebration, chilled skewers of Bocconcini mozzarella and Parma ham served with basil pesto and Parmesan shavings always prove popular!
Our selection of vegetarian canapés will definitely delight your guests. Warm tartlets of wild mushroom and leek served with truffle oil and fine chives are an indulgent treat that you’ll definitely want more of! We also recommend crispy risotto balls with sun-dried tomato and mozzarella or rice spoons featuring fried Somerset brie with a sesame crust and red pepper sauce.
Canapés can, and should, also make people smile and our menu will do just that. Mini fish and chips and mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish cream are always super popular or you could opt for mini beef burgers and pickles. Finally, we have to mention our crispy duck spring rolls and hoisin dipping sauce – they are absolutely irresistible!
Our menu is absolutely packed with delicious canapés so the big question is – how do you choose? Well, it’s great to offer a variety of warm and cold options but you might want to consider the date of your wedding and include more warm canapés in colder months and more cold options in summer.
It’s also important to think about the looks of your canapé trays because we all know that the appearance of food can be just as important as the taste. Try to mix up your choices so that your trays look interesting – think about a range of shapes and sizes and also include a selection of textures and colours. Fresh ingredients can bring brightness to your trays and this always creates an eye-catching tray. Finally, think about the height of your canapés – skewers and stacks look great alongside crostini style treats.
Now, let’s talk about the canapé service itself and at Galloping Gourmet, we know how to make sure that all your guests can sample these tasty treats. We make sure that we cover all the corners of the room or all the areas of the outside space if you’re blessed with good weather. We also change the direction of our service and we go out of our way to ensure that everyone gets to choose from a full selection. And, most importantly, we make sure that you and your partner will also get to enjoy your canapés too from your own private selection – it’s your wedding day after all!
Our choice of canapés is simply unmissable, so why not download our latest menu and take a look at everything we offer for your drinks reception? Your wedding day feast starts here!