small but beautiful

By far the most fabulous way to impress guests, canapés can often be the most amazing – and most beautiful – part of an event. Small mouthfuls of miniature classic favourites, or platters of perfectly designed parcels and morsels, they are certainly the teeny tiny way to your guests’ hearts!

Canapés are also often the showcase for a really good caterer. Beetroot and Chocolate ensure that every individual canapé is a real work of art. Presentation is always absolutely key in canapé catering, as of course are the highest quality ingredients and the freshest produce.

Just because the canapés are small though, doesn’t mean the job itself is! We work on a general rule of allowing six to eight canapés per person, with perhaps ten to twelve varieties, some fish, some meat, some game, some hot, some cold, some vegetarian, and so of course the numbers of perfect little parcels soon add up!  We like to offer a variety of textures and styles throughout service and will be more than happy to advise on menu choices.

And don’t forget sweet canapés too – they are such a fun party feature. Think of piles of mini brownies sprinkled with raspberry dust, mini ice cream cones with multi coloured ices, fruit garnishes or chocolate sprinkles, marvellous mini pavlovas oozing cream, or just trays of shot glasses filled with little sorbets and mousses given a little biscuit crumble for texture.

A hugely sociable way of eating and experiencing fabulous food style too, the art of canapé catering is certainly one worth looking in to for any and every event. Combined with champagne or prosecco, canapés make the perfect drinks reception for a business event, the perfect start to a wedding breakfast or birthday party, they just make for a perfect few hours grazing and chatting.

The following are just a selection of the canapés we offer, and our menu grows all the time.  If there is a favourite food you would like us to miniaturise we would be delighted to help, that’s all part of the service we offer.  We can create nearly all of the following as gluten free if so required, and are happy to accommodate any other dietary requirements you may have.

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  • Bresaola rolls with rocket and mascarpone
  • Baby tomatoes with a basil cream
  • Haggis, neeps and tatties
  • Sirloin, rocket and horseradish crostini
  • Haggis bon bons, whisky mayo
  • Soba noodle spoons, sesame dressing
  • Tomato consommé 
  • Sun blush tomato croutes
  • Mini scone with clotted cream and jam
  • Thai pork cakes with nuoc cham dip
  • Poppadoms with butter chicken
  • Seared scallop and black pudding
  • Seared beef fillet with aioli
  • Sea trout mousse, pickled cucumber
  • Feta, watermelon and radish
  • Parmesan biscuit, candied tomato, tapenade
  • Wild rice cakes, mango salsa
  • Mini samosa of potato and pea, mint raita dip
  • Chorizo and pepper skewers
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  • Thai beef with lime, coriander and mango in a filo case
  • Toad-in-the-hole with onion gravy
  • Smoked salmon choux puffs
  • Beetroot meringues with lemon crowdie
  • Croustades (vegetarian or beef) with avocado, lime and sour cream
  • Prawn crackers with salmon ceviche
  • Feta and olive muffins with onion jam
  • Sticky pork salad spoons
  • Crowdie oatcakes with cranberry jam
  • Smoked salmon and sour cream blinis
  • Mini hamburgers, cheese and pickles
  • Serrano ham and peach
  • Goats cheese and pickled beetroot blini
  • Gorgonzola stuffed apricot, honey drizzle
  • Honey and grain mustard bangers
  • Thai prawn filo baskets
  • Spiced and candied mixed nuts
  • Rilette of barbeque duck
  • Gravadlax on rye bread, mustard and dill sauce
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  • Chicken liver parfait and house fruit chutney 
  • Arancini primavera
  • Parsnip crisps
  • Caramelised red onion tart with caboc
  • Smashed pea and mint, parmesan crisp
  • Sweetcorn veloute, coconut and lime
  • Prawns with lime and sweet chilli
  • Calamari with lemon mayo
  • Rhubarb sorbet with elderflower foam
  • Avocado, chilli jam, chipotle
  • Mini doughnuts with a selection of glazes
  • Beetroot and chocolate marshmallows
  • Lemon posset with rosemary crumb
  • Mini mojito slushies
  • Cranachan bites (oatcakes with a whisky and honey cream topped with fresh raspberry)