Menu Options

Buffet Menu

Below is a list of items from which you can build your own Buffet menu.

Canapes

Hot Canapés

  • Selection of mini savouries served with tomato chutney
  • Thai chicken sausage rolls with sweet chilli dipping sauce
  • Caramelised onion tartlets with goat's cheese and thyme
  • Mini Yorkshire puddings with rare beef and horseradish and mustard crème fraiche sauce
  • Crab cakes with dipping sauce
  • Grilled lamb koftas with red pepper relish
  • Whitebait fritters (subject to availability)
  • Grilled lemongrass pork skewers
  • Coconut & Indian spiced tempura prawns
  • Salmon and pesto skewers
  • Oyster sauce and lemon pepper Aoraki salmon skewers
  • Chilli salted squid with caper mayonnaise
  • Prawn skewers with garlic aioli
  • Smoky prawns and chorizo skewers
  • Seared paua patties with garlic butter on toasted bread
  • Seared scallops wrapped with bacon
  • Satay chicken skewers served with peanut sauce
  • Moroccan Lamb cutlet served with ratatouille
  • Pad Thai boxes with grilled prawns & pork wontons
  • Bocconcini tartlet with Cherry Tomato, Basil Pesto & Olive Pate

Canapes

Chilled Canapés

  • Corn Fritters with Japanese Chicken
  • Salmon & spinach terrine served with Melba toast
  • Coarse pork & herb terrine served with onion marmalade & Melba toast
  • Grilled ciabatta bread topped with grated courgette, chilli & lime
  • Selection of sushi with soy sauce
  • Noodle baskets topped with prawns & coriander
  • Blinis with horseradish cream and smoked salmon
  • Tartlets with hummus & antipasto vegetables
  • Chilled mint & pea soup with prawns
  • Chilled Spanish gazpacho soup with option of oysters
  • Bloody marry shots with a celery stick
  • Little popovers with sour cream & salmon caviar
  • Creamy chicken aioli pies in filo cases
  • Potato frittata cubes with smoked salmon
  • Spinach & ricotta tartlets
  • Rare Beef toothpicks with cucumber ribbons and chilli salt
  • Saffron roulade with lemon crème fraiche & salmon caviar
  • Scallops with mint & ginger salad
  • Seared scallops with lemon chilli dressing
  • Fig & fennel scones with wash rind cheese & red onion chutney
  • Garlic & cumin seed shortbread with selection of cheeses
  • Parmesan and rosemary shortbread with roasted baby tomato and feta
  • Rare beef fillet with crostini & onion marmalade
  • Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus spears, with Basil Aioli.

Ribbon Sandwiches

  • Chicken & sweet potato
  • Salmon & watercress
  • Rare beef & cress
  • Chicken & coleslaw
  • Smoked salmon & cucumber
  • Tuna & caper mayonnaise
  • Capsicum, pesto & cheddar
  • Prawn & cucumber

mains

Main Event

  • Cold whole salmons with garlic aioli
  • Seared groper with tomato & caper salsa
  • Blue cod wrapped in pancetta with a red pepper sauce
  • Yellow fin tuna steaks with mustard butter
  • Barbequed marinated chicken tenderloins
  • Beef fillet with a wholegrain mustard crust
  • Beef fillet with crème fraiche and cracked pepper sauce
  • Seared duck breast served with orange & cardamon sauce
  • Stuffed chicken breast with basil pesto & mozzarella
  • Parmesan crusted chicken breast served with a tomato & basil sauce
  • Chicken thighs marinated in sherry thyme and oregano
  • Steamed green lip mussels with white wine & cream sauce
  • Minted lamb back straps
  • Glazed orange and honey hot ham on the bone
  • Loin of venison with redcurrant jus
  • Salmon steak with sesame & soy dressing
  • Pork loin stuffed with apricot and pine nuts served with applesauce
  • Chicken breast with stem ginger sauce
  • Cider glazed pork loin with confit of apples and shallots

Vegetarian food

Vegetarian

  • Aubergine & feta folds
  • Portobello mushrooms baked with blue cheese & topped with rocket pesto
  • Moroccan stuffed red peppers
  • Vegetable skewers
  • Savoury pancakes stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese
  • Open ravioli stack with roasted pumpkin


veges

Side Dishes & Salads

  • Selection of minted new potatoes
  • Potato & kumara gratin with crispy cheese crust
  • Garlic and rosemary roasted potatoes
  • Char grilled pear, parsnip and rocket salad
  • Roasted carrot, parsnip and pumpkin salad with caraway parsley and lemon oil
  • Warm new potato salad with lemon and chive dressing
  • Potato salad with buttermilk and dill dressing
  • Roasted kumera, capsicum and watercress salad with lime and avocado dressing
  • Sautéed green been, cherry tomato and black olive salad
  • Grilled Spanish onion with rocket leaf salad
  • Chunky green salad with mustard & garlic dressing
  • Roasted vegetable salad
  • Warm Mediterranean pasta salad
  • Golden kumera, asparagus and hazelnut salad with walnut dressing
  • Greek salad
  • Selection of steamed vegetables
  • Broccoli, feta & tomato salad with mustard vinaigrette
  • Caesar salad
  • Roasted asparagus and avocado salad
  • Steamed asparagus with garlic butter
  • Potato & bean salad with mint pesto dressing
  • Green salads with dressing
  • Honey roasted carrots & parsnips
  • Roasted vegetable & rocket salad
  • Selection of bread rolls & butter

desserts

Desserts

  • Chocolate dipped profiteroles
  • Timarsu
  • Lemon meringue pie
  • Mini chocolate tarts
  • Terrine of summer fruits with mascarpone or pouring cream
  • Mini berry cheesecake
  • Mini raspberry & cherry trifle
  • Selection of berries & fruit with chocolate biscotti (this depends on the season & availability)
  • Baked lemon tart
  • Rhubarb fool
  • Summer pudding served with cream or mascapone
  • Amaretti chocolate cake
  • Chocolate roulade with berry coulis
  • Mini Pavlova topped with Chantilly cream & kiwi fruit
  • Baked apples with a toffee sauce
  • Watermelon & lime granita
  • Selection of chocolate truffles
  • Mini espresso mousse in chocolate cups with strawberry slices


cheese

Cheese boards

Selection of whitestone cheeses or Talbot forest cheeses.

All cheese boards come with a selection of quince & plum pastes as well as fresh grapes, crackers and breads.

  • Petit fours
  • Chocolate dipped long stemmed strawberries
  • Chocolate and praline truffles
  • Ginger kisses
  • Whisky truffle figs
  • Florentines biscuits
  • Chocolate brownie
  • Tea time petit fours

cocktails

Bar Cocktails

  • Rhubarb bellini
  • Pimms
  • Long island iced tea
  • Kia royale
  • Mojitos
  • Bloody Mary
  • Bucks Fizz
  • Fruit sangria