Cocktail

Cocktail Party Catering Menus

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Amuse Bouche

Hot and cold canapes

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Platters

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Food Stations

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Sweet Bites

The cocktail menu is the most flexible option and can work for almost every type of catered event from a two hour open-house reception requiring only a few canapés per guest, to a full service corporate event or gala wedding reception where elegant finger food is served in place of dinner. The atmosphere is more relaxed and provides greater opportunity to circulate and mingle with other guests. While the cost of catering food can be comparable to a dinner reception, rental and staff charges for catered cocktail parties are considerably less than for a sit-down dinner. There is also greater flexibility and more selection when choosing a Vancouver venue.

With over 30 years of experience creating and designing catering menus, Executive Chef Louis Gervais has developed a collection of amuse bouche, platters, food stations and sweets that have been refined and perfected over time and can be combined to create the perfect catered cocktail party.

Or, if you have a unique theme or favourite menu items you would like incorporated, Chef Louis will customize a menu just for you. Contact one of our event planners at 604-904-7720 to discuss your menu options today or feel free to request a quote.

Amuse Bouche

(bite-sized hors d’oeuvres, minimum order is 36 pieces per item)

Ordering guidelines

Afternoon cocktail party:

  • 2-4 hours
  • Amuse Bouche per guest: 5-8
  • Cost per guest: $20.00 – $32.00

Pre-dinner hors d’oeuvre:

  • 1-2 hours
  • Amuse Bouche per guest: 3-6
  • Cost per guest: $14.00 – $28.00

Hors d’oeuvre in lieu of dinner:

  • 4-6 hours
  • Amuse Bouche per guest: 12-15
  • Cost per guest: $50.00 – $65.00

Hot Amuse Bouche

(bite-sized hors d’oeuvres, minimum order is 36 pieces per item)

Meat

  • Mini Quiche with Crispy Bacon & Leek  Take-away friendly
    flaky pastry shells filled with range egg, crisp double smoked bacon & caramelized leek
  • Steak & Potato Pave
    medium rare tenderloin on layered gratin potatoes, Charon bearnaise
  • Beef Tenderloin Slider 
    thinly sliced roasted beef tenderloin with peppercorn aioli and frieze greens on mini brioche slider buns
  • Mini Sunday Roast
    petit yorkshire puddings stuffed with shaved top sirloin, drizzled with rich glace de viande & garnished with fresh horseradish
  • Provencale Lavender Lamb  Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    roasted Provencale lamb chops with a lavender & herb rub, served with saffron aioli
  •  Mini Twice Baked Potatoes
    chive sour cream, cheddar cheese & crispy bacon
  • Pork Belly Bites  Gluten-free
    crispy black smoked bacon morsels served with organic quince jam from our gardens
  • Steak “Frites”  Gluten-free
    medium rare carved beef tenderloin nestled in a crisp potato tulip & topped with béarnaise 

Poultry

  • Roasted Chicken Kebabs  Take-away friendly
    skewers of roasted chicken breast with choice of sauce:
    spicy peanut satay
    Zataar rub and fresh mint yogurt
    sweet chili lime
  • Turkey Burger Slider 
    mini turkey burgers with tarragon mayo & melted apple smoked cheddar on mini brioche slider buns
  • Regiano Chicken Parmesan 
    served on pao de casa bread with a cheesy tomato sauce
  • Togarashi Fried Chicken Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    dry pepper rub & lemon sriracha aioli
  • Greek Style Chicken Meatballs Gluten-free Take-away friendly
    confit lemon potatoes & dill cucumber yogurt

Seafood

  • Firecracker Prawns  OceanwiseTake-away friendly
    large prawn wrapped with a crispy wonton & served with a sweet chili lime dipping sauce 
  • Dungeness Fritters OceanwiseTake-away friendly
    topped with tarragon aioli & chopped scallions
  • Wild Sockeye Salmon Sliders 
    seared salmon with tarragon aioli and frieze greens on mini whole wheat slider buns
  • Coppa Ham Wrapped Scallops
    seared until crispy with sambal passion fruit aioli 
  • Flame Torched Oshi Oceanwise
    served on a crispy rice cake, Asian guacamole & garlic chilli oil
    Choice of Salmon, or Tuna
  • Curried Shrimp Spring Roll Take-away friendly
    baby shrimp, julienne vegetables & vermicelli noodles wrapped in crispy wonton wrapper, spiced curry aioli
  • Lobster Grilled Cheese
    sharp cheddar & brie, garlic confit & fresh lobster meat

Vegetarian

  • Mac & Cheese Bites  Take-away friendly
    al dente macaroni pasta, melted cheeses & served with a tomato piquante sauce
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto Bon Bons  Take-away friendly
    creamy arborio rice spiked with wild mushrooms, crusted with panko crumbs & drizzled with red wine crema
  • Potato Gnocchi 
    served with Alfredo sauce in a porcelain spoon
  • Whipped Potato Spring Roll  Take-away friendly
    crispy wonton filled with mashed potatoes & brie cheese garnished with raspberry reduction
  • Veggie Pakoras  Gluten-free Take-away friendly
    chickpea vegetable fritters with mango pineapple chutney 
  •  Mini Twice Baked Potatoes 
    chive sour cream, cheddar cheese
  • Flame Torched Tofu Oshi Take-away friendly
    served on a crispy rice cake, Asian guacamole & garlic chilli oil
  • Celeriac Velouté Shooters Gluten-free
    served in a shot glass with a Reggiano crisp

 

Prices are subject to change due to market fluctuations and availability

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Cold Amuse Bouche

(bite-sized hors d’oeuvres, minimum order is 36 pieces per item)

Meat

  • Shaved Roast Beef Potato Cup  Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    chilled medium rare tenderloin in a Peewee potato cup, topped with peppercorn aioli
  • Prosciutto Pops  Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    poached asparagus spear with mascarpone, chevre cheese & sweet figs wrapped in prosciutto 
  • BLT Stuffed Tomato  Gluten-free
    cherry tomato with crisp double smoked bacon, micro greens & pestp aioli

Poultry

  • Vietnamese Chicken 
    with a pickled vegetable salad in a wonton cup
  • Pesto Chicken Salad Rolls  Take-away friendly
    wrapped in rice paper with julienne vegetables
  • Zataar Chicken Skewers (TA) 
    zataar rub and fresh mint yogurt dip

Seafood

  • Crab Cake Fritters   OceanwiseTake-away friendly
    topped with tarragon aioli & chopped scallions 
  • Smoked Salmon Rosettes   OceanwiseGluten-freeTake-away friendly
    with dill cream cheese & crispy fried capers on a chilled cucumber coin
  • West Coast Endive Leaves  OceanwiseGluten-freeTake-away friendly
    with mascarpone & fresh water baby shrimp filling
  • Ahi Tuna Poke  OceanwiseGluten-freeTake-away friendly
    with avocado, cucumber & togarashi aioli served in a wonton tulip, or on a black-sesame-dipped cucumber coin
  • Flame Torched Oshi Oceanwise
    served on a crispy rice cake, Asian guacamole & garlic chilli oil
    Choice of Salmon, or Tuna

Vegetarian

  • Beet Dice  Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    golden beet, filled with chevre cheese, stained with red beet juice & drizzled with a honey thyme reduction
  • Truffle Deviled Eggs  Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    poached egg cups filled with a truffle creme fraiche
  • Caponata Croutini Take-away friendly
    tuscan vegetable jam on crisp focaccia toast

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Platters

(Small serves 10-12   Medium serves 20-25   Large serves 40-45)

  • Assorted Cheese Platter
    assorted locally sourced artisan cheeses with fig & red berry compote, nuts, grapes, pears & assorted breads & crackers
    S: $95   M: $170   L: $280
  • Charcuterie and Cheese Platter 
    assorted locally sourced artisan cheeses & cured meats, served with house-made chutney, grapes, pears cornichons, & assorted breads & crackers
    M: $190   L: $320
  • Market Fresh Vegetable Platter
    seasonal vegetables served with assorted dips?
    S: $33   M: $65   L: $120
  • Market Fresh Fruit Platter
    seasonal sliced fresh fruit including pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, & bunches of grapes
    S: $44   M: $86   L: $155
  • Mediterranean Dips
    roasted garlic hummus, tzatziki & roma tomato bruschetta served with naan & flatbreads
    M: $95   L: $170
  • Southwestern Dips
    fresh tomato salsa, avocado gaucamole, & black bean and corn dip served with tortilla chips
    M: $95   L: $170
  • Italian Crostini Platter
    multi-coloured heirloom tomato bruschetta, pesto chicken salad with sundried tomatoes & artichoke basil antipasto served with crisp baguette crostini’s pan-fried in extra virgin olive oil
    $185.00 / platter, serves serves 20-25
  • Mexican Fiesta Platter
    warm spicy queso dip, fresh tomato pico de gallo & guacamole with sweet mango
    served with house spiced tortilla chips
    $165.00 / platter, serves 20-25
  • Hot Artichoke & Cream Cheese Dip
    served with rustic crisps & French baguette
    $45.00 / platter, serves 20-25
  • Smoked Salmon Platter Oceanwise
    with cream cheese, capers & fresh herbs served with rustic crisps
    $125.00/platter, serves 20-25
  • Add On: Baked Brie
    in butter pastry with a cranberry and fresh thyme compote & rustic crisps
    $45.00

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Food Stations & Mini Meals

Chef Stations add an interactive component to your catered event. Each station is manned by a chef and menu items are prepared a-la-minute. These menu options can be combined with other items to create a themed station, or we can work with you to develop a custom station menu for your catered event. Mini Meals are small plates (3-5 bites) passed by servers.

Pad Thai
with sautéed wok vegetables and a sweet and spicy sauce
choice of: chicken, shrimp or tofu

Tacos (station only)
served on flour or corn tortillas with chipotle aioli, cilantro lime slaw & citrus crème fraiche
choice of: fish, chicken or sautéed vegetables

Short Ribs
Slow braised in a rich Cabernet Demi glacé
choice of: whipped marscpone potatoes or buttered egg noodles

Coq au Vin
Braised in a red wine and root vegetable jus
choice of: pave potatoes or rice pilaf

Crisp Thai Salad
julienne carrots cabbage & papaya with a Thai peanut dressing
choice of: crispy cashew chicken or seared prawns   

Caico Pepe (station only)
Linguini noodles loaded with fresh cracked pepper & white wine – prepared in a wheel of Reggiano cheese

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Bite-Sized Desserts

(minimum order is 36 pieces per item)

  • Chocolate Ganache Timbales Gluten-free
    chocolate cups filled with white Callebaut chocolate ganache and garnished with a fresh berry
  • Tropical Fruit Pavlova Gluten-free
    kiwi and mango meringue tartlets with French custard
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Gluten-free
    dipped in dark Callebaut chocolate
  • PBC Truffle Gluten-free
    peanut butter & chocolate ganache bites
  • Mini Strawberry Shortcakes
    freshly baked sweet biscuit topped with crème chantilly and fresh strawberries 
  • Petite Beignet
    bite sized square donut filled with jam and dusted with powder sugar 
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich
    two freshly baked cookies, cream cheese frostinG

  • Salted Caramel Purses
    filo pastry, salted caramel & pecan filling
  • Lemon Meringue Shooters
    tangy lemon custard topped with torched meringue, served in a shot glass
  • Caramel Apple Bombs
    Granny Smith apples smothered in caramel, wrapped in a crispy wonton
  • New York Cheesecake Bites
    drizzled with raspberry coulis
  • Cinnamon Churro Bite
    Dulce de leche & Chantilly crème

Banana Cream Pie
topped with pan fried candied banana

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