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Canapes Galore

At our last master class on Tuesday we had lots of budding chefs emerging from the woodwork. I have a picture of   Sophie from Hampshire fare with her creation which I will uploaod shortly.The classes were extremely successful and we may run some in the autumn so if you are interested drop me a line and I can get some dates organized

This weekend saw Felicity and Alexander, Rosey and Gerry and  Keiley and Adam all celebrating their weddings with Vanilla catering for them

Felicity and Alex held their reception in a marquee in Titchfied. Just under 2000 canapes were served on the lawn, all these were freshly prepared on site so our team of chefs were kept busy.

 As an aside did you know ?

A canapé (Spanish/French for couch and known in Italy as tartina) is a small, prepared and usually decorative food, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite.

Because they are often served during cocktail hours, it is often desired that a canapé be either salty or spicy, in order to encourage guests to drink more. A canapé may also be referred to as finger food, although not all finger foods are canapés. Traditionally, canapés are built on stale white bread (though other foods may be used as a base), cut in thin slices and then shaped with a cutter or knife. Shapes might include circles, rings, squares, strips or triangles. These pieces of bread are then prepared by deep frying, sautéeing, or toasting. The foods are sometimes highly processed and decoratively applied (i.e. piped) to the base with a pastry bag. Decorative garnishes are then applied.

The official definition of canapes is very unappealing, thankfully at Vanilla our canapés are all freshly prepared and delicious and below is a list of some of our most popular ones

Prawns wrapped in Panko with Orange Sake Dip

Atlantic Sea Scallops with Wakame & Japanese Mayo

Smoked Haddock Fish Cakes with Lemon Aioli

Home -made Mini Bagels with Smoked Scottish Salmon, Cream Cheese & Chives  

Wasabi Sesame Crusted Tuna Cubes  

Sweet Chilli Tiger Prawns with Lime & Coriander Dip Griddled Scallop Croutes with Sweet Chilli Sauce & Crème Fraiche  

Wild Mushroom Tartlet

Crostini with Smoked Aubergine, Goats Cheese & Rock Chives Caprese on a Skewer

Grilled Aubergine, Buffalo Mozzarella & Basil Parcels Halloumi & Pepper Wraps with Salsa Verde

Parmesan & Rosemary Shortbread with Feta & Roasted Cherry Tomato  

Chinese Dumplings with Soy Sauce Dip £

Mini Yorkshire Puddings with Rare Roast Beef, Horseradish & Thyme £

Oriental Flaked Chicken with Spicy Chilli Pesto

Mini Steak & Ale Pie

Duck & Orange Liver Paté on a homemade Brioche Bun

Asparagus Tips wrapped in Bacon with Lemon Hollandaise Dip


I am having a few days hol this week, hoping to go sailing and have a rest before August. We are very busy In August so watch this space for details of all the happy couples who have made the wise decision to use vanilla for their catering.

Have a good week, more soon

Sally and the team



Monday 26th July 2010

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