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Dorset Fine Dining Canapés

We have worked closely with renowned local wedding caterers Dorset Fine Dining to produce these delicious, fantastic value packages. To the right, you can scroll through various menu ideas, or download a PDF.

Menu ideas

(click on each menu item to expand the list and explore some of the options available)


A choice of 4 Canapé Drinks Reception

8 Canapés Afternoon Tea / Starter

Cold Canapés

  • Scallop Ceviche, Lime, Lychee and Fresh Chilli
  • Dates Stuffed with Goat’s Cheese, Honey and Pistachio
  • Crab, Chilli and Lime Tarts
  • Fennel, Cumin, Spinach Ricotta Cakes
  • Smoked Salmon and sour cream Choux Buns
  • Smoke Mackarel, Apple and Fennel on Rye
  • Home Cured Smoked Gravadlax, Horseradish Cream and Dill
  • Caprese Skewers
  • Grilled Courgette, Ricotta, Toasted Pine Nut Rolls with Balsamic
  • Mediterranean Vegetable Croustade
  • Gazpacho Soup Shot
  • Parmesan Shortbread
  • Blue Cheese, Port and Walnut Pate
  • Pea, Mint and Ricotta Crostini
  • Chicken Liver Parfait, Chutney
  • Eclairs with Goat’s Cheese and Chive Mousse
  • Mini Prawn Cocktail
  • Bocconcini, sun blushed tomato and parma ham
  • Gateau piment (split pea chilli cakes)

Dips (Served with Assorted Crudités)

  • Beetroot hummus
  • Tazatziki
  • Smoked Black Bean Hummus, crudités
  • Hummus (Traditional), crudités
  • Baba Ghanoush
  • Garlic Cream Cheese

Hot Canapés

  • Chilli Con Carne Croustades
  • Black Bean, Chilli, Cheese and Coriander Quesadillas
  • Jerk Chicken Skewers
  • Spiced Aubergine Fritters
  • Feta, Mint, Yoghurt and Honey Filo Wraps
  • Game Rolls
  • Whitebait Cones
  • Beef and Horseradish
  • Cheesy Leek Tarts
  • Scallop, Crispy Bacon, Garlic Crouton and Raspberry
  • Chorizo in Red Wine
  • Spanish Tortilla
  • Warm Leek and Potato Soup Shot
  • Roasted Butternut Squash and Thyme Soup Shot
  • Langoustine Thermidor
  • Bangers and Mash
  • Cheddar and Wholegrain Mustard Straws
  • Crispy Duck Wontons Plum Sauce
  • Mediterranea Wontons, Harissa Creme Fraiche
  • Smoked Pulled Pork Wraps, Apple and Mustard
  • Welsh Rarebit Vol au Vents

Sweet Canapés

  • Chocolate and Espresso Pots
  • Mini Custard Tarts
  • Brownies
  • Lemon Grass Posset, Thyme Crumb
  • Pomegranate Molasses Fruit Salad
  • Banoffee pie shots
  • Mini Pavlovas
  • Butterscotch Mousse
  • Chocolate Cheesecakes
  • Lemon and Italian Meringue Tarts


Feel free to add some Canapés to the list if you wish…

  • Samosas
  • Sausage Rolls
  • Scotch Eggs
  • Quiche
  • Spring Rolls
  • Finger Sandwiches
  • Spanish Tortilla
  • Jalapeño Bites
  • Yorkshire Puddings with Beef and Horseradish
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Cream Cheese and Dill Bagels
  • Open Sandwich Selection
  • Nori Rolls
  • Roasted Butcher’s Sausages
  • Mustard Mayonnaise
  • Homemade Hummus and Crudités

Sweet finger food

Examples include…

  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Lemon Drizzle
  • Carrot Cake
  • Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Tart
  • Mini Fruit Pavlova
  • Fruit Skewers


  • roast beef
  • honey glazed ham
  • glazed chicken drumsticks
  • poached salmon with dill mayonnaise
  • selection of 3 salads
  • minted new potatoes
  • cheese selection with chutney and grapes
  • crusty locally made bread and butter

Dishes great for parties and corporate events all served in palm leaf bowls so seating is not necessary, great for a social event or private party also, ask for details

Impress your guests

Fantastic broths with a selection of noodles and garnishes served in palm leaf or crockery bowls, choose from meat, vegetarian and fish options

Selection of Finger Sandwiches

  • Smoked salmon
  • Cucumber, Cream Cheese and Chives
  • Egg Mayonnaise and Watercress
  • Honey Roast Ham and Grain Mustard Mayonnaise
  • Choice of Raisin or Plain Scones, Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve
  • Assortment of Pastries and Cakes

Selection of Fresh Leaf Teas

We work alongside the Gilded Tea pot based in Dorchester and Comins Tea House in Sturminster Newton and can arrange Tea Tasting upon request.

Below are just a few varieties which we recommend:

  • Chamomile Flowers
  • First Flush Darjeeling
  • Cloud Tea
  • Keemun Imperial
  • Allegria Jasmine Flowering Tea
  • Tiffany Rose Flowering Tea
  • Jade Jasmine Pearls
  • Earl Grey
  • English Peppermint

Please note we also offer:

  • Champagne Afternoon Tea (Glass of Champagne per person)
  • Celebration Afternoon Tea (Birthday Cake delivered to your table)

Great as a Starter for a Wedding or Function or any nature:

They all come with a selection of Italian meats, cheeses, crusty baguette, oil and vinegar and butter.

Choose 6 from the following list to accompany the above.

  • Smoked salmon
  • Chorizo in red wine
  • Patatas bravas
  • Whitebait with lemon
  • Panko crumbed calamari
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Marinated artichoke hearts
  • Baba ghanoush
  • Olives and pickles
  • Spanish omelette
  • Roasted chicken wings
  • Stuffed vine leaves
  • Balsamic onions
  • Mozzarella
  • Dorset salami
  • Fried aubergine with honey


  • Local Beef Burgers
  • Pork Sausages
  • Teriyaki Port and Courgette Skewers
  • Marinated Lamb and Pepper skewers
  • Chicken and rosemary
  • Chicken with Malay style satay
  • Surf and Turf Skewers (Fillet)
  • Pulled sticky Pork
  • Roast Duck and Apple Skewers
  • Smoked Chicken Skewers
  • Chorizo skewer
  • Ribeye Steaks
  • Minute steak
  • Lamb CutletVegetarian
  • Mediterranean Vegetable Skewers
  • Portobello Mushrooms, Blue Cheese
  • Halloumi and Grilled Vegetables
  • Split pea Falafels, Spicy Salsa, Sour Cream
  • Goat’s Cheese and Apple Brick with Rosemary


  • Scallop and Chorizo Skewers
  • Rosemary, courgette and Lemon Monkfi sh
  • Salmon, Rosemary and Lemon
  • Salmon on Banana Leaf
  • Mussels on the Rocks
  • Salmon cooked on grilling planks (The best smoked salmon you are likely to eat!!)


  • Minted new potatoes
  • Grilled and Marinated Aubergine
  • Watercress, Rocket and Radicchio
  • Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables
  • Other Salads Available Upon Request…

We have a Selection of Paellas Available

You may Add or Take Away Ingredients if you Wish…


Chicken and Rabbit with Chorizo, Saffron


Mixed White Fish, Mussels, Scallops and Prawns, Saffron (Chorizo Optional)


Tomatoes, Green Beans, Broad Beans, Peppers, Saffron and Artichokes

A wide variety of handmade sausages, creamy mashed potato and a rich red onion gravy

Pie and Mash is becoming ever popular for Weddings, representing a more rustic and relaxed approach to the best day of your lives!

Pie choices as follows:

  • Steak and Ale
  • Chicken, Ham and Leek
  • Ham hock and pea
  • Butternut squash, Spicy Bean
  • Homity
  • Lamb, chickpea and chorizo
  • Chicken and leek
  • Chicken and wild mushroom
  • Mushroom, spinach and truffle

Served with mash, sweet minted pea puree and rich gravy.

Extra vegetables can be added.

These are purely Ideas, we also have a seasonal menu running alongside, so please ask if interested.

All main courses come with their own vegetables, however we can also provide a selection of vegetables to share in the centre of the table

We are able to cater for children separately

To start


  • Ham Hock Compression, Apple Textures, Mustard Fruit
  • Roasted Duck, Radish and Orange Salad
  • Venison Carpaccio, Orange, Chicory, Horseradish
  • Game Terrine, Chutney, Toast, Leaves
  • Coronation Chicken Terrine, Creme Fraiche, Mango
  • Rillette of Duck, Caramelised Oranges, Mache Leaf
  • Confit Duck Salad, Orange and Pomegranate


  • Cucumber Cured and Torched Mackerel Fillet, Rhubarb and Custard (Apple!!)
  • Home Cured Gravadlax, Pickled Cucumber, Mustard Gel, Pumpernickel, Creme Fraiche
  • Prawn, Crab and Salmon Terrine, Horseradish Creme Fraiche
  • Fresh Portland Crab, Chilled Gazpacho, Whipped Avocado
  • Pan seared Soft Shell Crab, Dorset Naga Chilli, Jersey Milk Bath
  • Seared Scallops, Crisp Croutons, Raspberry, Crispy Bacon and Leaves


  • Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil and Olives
  • Vegetarian Tapas Selection
  • Whipped Beetroot, Candied Walnut, Balsamic
  • Vegetarian salad Nicoise
  • Greek Salad
  • Grilled Halloumi, Toasted Pine Nut, Red Onion, Rocket and Tomato

To follow


  • Chicken Breast, Sauce Chasseur, Creamed Potato, Seasonal Vegetable
  • Slow Roasted Belly of Pork, Fondant Potato, Carrot Puree, Crackling, Apple Sauce
  • Slow Roasted Shoulder of Pork, Crackling, Apple Sauce, Bubble and Squeak, Caramelised Apple and Calvados Sauce
  • Confit Duck Leg, Crisp Mange Tout, Rich Cherry Sauce, Mash
  • Fillet of Beef, Haggis Wellington, Whisk(e)y Sauce, Neaps and Tatties
  • Roasted Sirloin of Beef, Red Wine Shallots, Spinach, Chantenay Carrots, Red Wine Sauce
  • Slow Roasted Shoulder of Lamb over Hay, Smoked Mash, Spring Vegetable and Barley Stew


  • Fillet of Bream, Salsa Verde, New Potatoes, Crisp Vegetables
  • Fillet of Salmon, Caper, Lemon and Parsley Butter, New Potatoes, Mange Tout
  • Fillet of Sea bass, Grilled Gem, Radish, Caramelised Ginger, Honey & Lime Butter, Parisienne Potatoes
  • Fillet of Plaice, Lobster and Chartreuse Sauce, Carrot and Leek


  • Roasted Squash, Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Cream, Mixed Salad
  • Beetroot and Ricotta Canneloni, Sage and Poppy Seed
  • Saffron and Wild Mushroom Risotto, Parmesan
  • Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms, Toasted Pine Nuts and Pesto
  • Spinach, Leek, Shitake Mushroom and Mascarpone Tart
  • Chickpea Falafels, Sour Cream, Spicy Salsa
  • Squash, Basil and Feta Pithivier

To finish

Just some of the wide variety of desserts we are able to produce

  • Seasonal Fruit Crumble, Tonka Bean Custard
  • Warm Pear and Almond Tart, Creme Anglaise
  • Vanilla Creme Brûlée, rosemary cookie
  • Vanilla Panna Cotta, Pine apple and Basil
  • Lemon Curd Tart, Italian Meringue, Crystalised Violets
  • Cardamon Cheesecake, Mango and Passion Fruit Soup
  • Chocolate Delice, Raspberry Textures, Gold Leaf
  • Fine selection of Fresh Teas and Coffees to fi nish your meal with Chocolate Truffles

There is such a large list to choose from, however our signature is a miniature dessert buffet!! A selection of five of your favourite desserts which i then make into miniatures, this gives each guest a trio of desserts. Fantastic at weddings, can be served at the table of as a station with dry ice as an optional extra. Our popular options are Chocolate Whisky cream, Sticky toffee pudding, Panna cotta, creme brûlée, Cheesecakes, Crumble, Lemon curd or passion fruit curt tarts with Italian meringue, Butterscotch nut tart and key lime pie.

We make devilish cheesecakes of all flavours, these are made in cupcake cases although can be prepared in other receptacles if necessary and can be set as a dessert station or at the tables. Choose up to 3 flavours, some favourites are: Chocolate and salted caramel, peanut butter, honey and mascarpone, limoncello, bake well tart, white chocolate and raspberry and blueberry.

Great for an evening buffet for a wedding or just on its own!!

A Selection of Local Cheeses, Honey Roast Ham, Scotch eggs, pork pies, sausage rolls, Pickles, crusty Bread, Chutney, Crackers, Fruit and Celery.

Great end to a wedding with Scotch eggs, Pork pies and sausage rolls with pickles and chutneys.

Cheese and ham, fantastic for evening food at weddings….

Great for any occasion especially weddings!

We offer a wide selection of Marshfield’s ice creams, with cones and tubs including lots of extras from sauces, lots of assorted toppings. Great bit of fun for all ages…

A Chosen selection of Fine Cheeses, stacked up like a wedding cake, garnished with fruits, flowers and all the usual cheese accompaniments, a fantastic wedding cake or the end to a meal…

We offer large tray baked pizzas, various toppings, again for any event whether it be weddings, parties or events. Great for evening food for wedding functions.

Remember all those penny sweets you used to eat as a child? Well let us know your favourite and we will set up a sweet shop at your function for all your guests to enjoy. Great idea and a bit of fun for everyone.

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder, soft shell tacos, Tzatziki, Fresh Tomatoes, crisp gem

Slow roasted shoulder of pork cooked in cider and apples for 6 hours.

Crisp crackling, apple sauce, stuffing and glazed buns

(Evening Wedding Food)

Burger or hot dog served in a bun with a selection of sides to build your own!! Including cheese, sauces, guacamole, onions, crisp gem

Jacket potatoes with various toppings such as:

Coleslaw, cheese, beans, chilli con carne, tuna mayo and any other options clients may like to offer their guests.

For something different, why not choose Chilli cakes ( deep-fried made from ground splitpeas, chills and spring onions) These are becoming more and more popular and offer a fresh and tasty option to traditional alternatives such as a Hog Roast. Accompany these with soft shell tacos, cucumber raita, hummus, red onion pickle, green salad, coleslaw, tomato salad and more…

Great for an evening snack, whether its after a wedding or a function.

Perhaps add some Man Slaw and Green Salad!!

Creamy Leek, Thyme and Cheddar

Potato, Cheddar and Onion


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