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)

View pdf amuse bouche menu

Download our pdf menu above to see which items are take-away and drop-off friendly.

Ordering guidelines

Afternoon cocktail party:

  • 2-4 hours
  • Amuse Bouche per guest: 5-10
  • Cost per guest: $14.00 – $29.00

Pre-dinner hors d’oeuvre:

  • 1-2 hours
  • Amuse Bouche per guest: 3-6
  • Cost per guest: $9.00 – $19.00

Hors d’oeuvre in lieu of dinner:

  • 4-6 hours
  • Amuse Bouche per guest: 12-18
  • Cost per guest: $36.00 – $58.00

Hot Amuse Bouche

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

Meat

  • Mini Quiche with Crispy Bacon & Leek – $3.00 Take-away friendly
    flaky pastry shells filled with range egg, crisp double smoked bacon & caramelized leek
  • Beef Tenderloin & Asiago Piccatta Sticks – $3.00 Gluten-free
    thin strips of tender beef crusted with shredded asiago cheese
  • Mini Sunday Roast – $3.50
    petit yorkshire puddings stuffed with shaved top sirloin, drizzled with rich glace de viande & garnished with fresh horseradish
  • Provencale Lavender Lamb – $3.75 Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    roasted Provencale lamb chops with a lavender & herb rub, served with saffron aioli
  • Chorizo Lamb Chop – $3.75 Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    mild Italian chorizo crusted lamb chops
  • Pork Belly Bites – $3.25 Gluten-free
    crispy black smoked bacon morsels served with organic quince jam from our gardens
  • Braised Beef Polenta Cup – $3.50 Gluten-free
    with a red wine glaze in a polenta vessel

Poultry

  • Roasted Chicken Kebabs – $3.00 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 – $3.75
    mini turkey burgers with tarragon mayo & melted apple smoked cheddar on mini brioche slider buns
  • Mushu Chicken Endive Wrap – $3.00 Gluten-free
    sauteed with chilies, orange zest, cilantro & crushed peanuts, nestled in an endive leaf
  • Regiano Chicken Parmesan – $3.00
    served on pao de casa bread with a cheesy tomato sauce

Seafood

  • Firecracker Prawns – $3.25 OceanwiseTake-away friendly
    large prawn wrapped with a crispy wonton & served with a sweet chili lime dipping sauce 
  • Dungeness Crab Cakes – $3.75 OceanwiseTake-away friendly
    topped with tarragon aioli & chopped scallions 
  • Coppa Ham wrapped Scallops – $3.75
    ocean scallops wrapped in an aired cured pork loin with fresh sage & passion fruit coulis
  • Deconstructed Fish & Chips – $3.50
    house-made beer batter vessels filled with fresh cod & topped with tartar sauce and shoestring chips

Vegetarian

  • Mac & Cheese Bites – $3.00 Take-away friendly
    al dente macaroni pasta, melted cheeses & served with a tomato piquante sauce
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto Bon Bons – $3.00 Take-away friendly
    creamy arborio rice spiked with wild mushrooms, crusted with panko crumbs & drizzled with red wine crema
  • Asparagus Fries – $3.00
    crispy panko breaded asparagus spears with a spiced red pepper aioli
  • Potato Gnocchi – $3.00
    served with Alfredo sauce in a porcelain spoon
  • Vegetarian Gyoza – $2.50
    served in a wonton spoon with a maple, miso soya sauce and garnished with shaved green onion
  • Regiano Brussel Sprout – $2.50
    sweet Brussel sprouts coated in regiano cheese and deep fried – served with pesto aioli
  • Three Cheese Tomato Galette – $3.00 Gluten-free
    petit pecorino, regiano & chevre basket filled with roasted tomato relish and garnished with a fresh slice of cherry tomato

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Cold Amuse Bouche

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

Meat

  • Prosciutto Pops – $3.75 Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    poached asparagus spear with mascarpone, chevre cheese & sweet figs wrapped in prosciutto 
  • Double Stuffed Peewee Potatoes – $2.75 Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    filled with crispy bacon & cream cheese
  • BLT Stuffed Tomato – $3.00 Gluten-free
    cherry tomato with crisp double smoked bacon, micro greens & pestp aioli
  • Beef Carpaccio – $3.50 Gluten-free
    in a Pecorino cheese nest with Dijon aioli & fresh capers

Poultry

  • Vietnamese Chicken – $3.00
    with a pickled vegetable salad in a wonton cup
  • Peanut-Crusted Schezuan Chicken Strips – $3.50 Take-away friendly
    wrapped in a cucumber ribbon, gochujang glaze

Seafood

  • Dungeness Crab Cakes – $3.75 OceanwiseTake-away friendly
    topped with tarragon aioli & chopped scallions 
  • Smoked Salmon Rosettes – $3.00 OceanwiseGluten-freeTake-away friendly
    with dill cream cheese & crispy fried capers on a chilled cucumber coin
  • Tuna Tataki – $3.75 Oceanwise
    Ahi tuna cubes marinated in mirin vinegar & Asian spice, dipped in black sesame seeds, served on a Japanese eggplant coin
  • West Coast Endive Leaves – $3.25 OceanwiseGluten-freeTake-away friendly
    with marscapone & fresh water baby shrimp filling
  • Ahi Tuna Poke – $3.75 OceanwiseGluten-freeTake-away friendly
    served on a black-sesame-dipped cucumber coin
  • Smoked Salmon Pinwheels – $3.00 OceanwiseTake-away friendly
    sliced vodka cured lox rolled in a crepe with herb cream cheese
  • Scallop Ceviche – $3.50 OceanwiseTake-away friendly
    thinly sliced ocean scallops marinated in yuzo Kosho served in an endive leaf with finger lime caviar

Vegetarian

  • Beet Dice – $3.00 Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    golden beet, filled with chevre cheese, stained with red beet juice & drizzled with a honey thyme reduction
  • Margarita Skewers – $3.00 Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    heirloom tomatoes, bocconcini cheese & fresh Thai basil drizzled with white balsamic vinegar
  • Rocquefort Stuffed Figs – $2.75 Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    sun dried figs filled with whipped blue cheese & topped with a roasted pine nut
  • Ratatouille Cups – $2.25 Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    roasted zucchini cups filled with a Mediterranean vegetable ratatouille & garnished with asiago brittle
  • Truffle Deviled Eggs – $2.75 Gluten-freeTake-away friendly
    poached egg cups filled with a truffle creme fraiche
  • Parmesan Macaroon Crisp – $2.75 Gluten-free
    house made parmigiano reggiano crisp filled with a rich bechamel sauce
  • Red Pepper Hummus Crostini – $2.75 Gluten-free
    baguette crostini baked in avocado oil & topped with roasted red pepper hummus

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Platters

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

View pdf platter menu

  • Assorted Cheese Platter
    served with assorted cheeses including havarti, sharp white cheddar, roquefort, brie & fromage du chevre, with fig & red berry compote, nuts, & fresh fruit
    S: $60   M: $125   L: $195
  • Charcuterie Platter 
    genoa & wine cured salami, spicy capicola, Paradise Valley pate de Gervais, gherkins cornichons, assorted olives, grainy mustards, served with ficelle baguette & rosemary flatbread
    S: $65   M: $130   L: $220
  • 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
  • Hot Artichoke & Cream Cheese Dip
    served with rustic crisps & French baguette
    $45.00 / platter, serves 20-25
  • Crispy Regiano Chips
    regiano padano brittle served with olive & sun dried tomato pesto & fig prosciutto salsa
    $42.00
  • Smoked Salmon Platter Oceanwise
    with cream cheese, capers & fresh herbs served with rustic crisps
    $75.00/platter, serves 20-25
  • Dungeness Crab, Potato & Mascarpone Gratin Oceanwise
    served with rustic crisps & French baguette
    $95.00 / platter, serves 20-25
  • Wheel of Baked Brie
    in butter pastry served with berry compote & rustic crisps
    $95.00 / platter, serves 20-25

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Food Stations

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.

View pdf food stations menu

  • Braised Beef Shortribs
    on whipped potatoes spiked with crumbled blue cheese, drizzled with rich demi glace
  • Roasted London Broil Beef & Potato Sticks
    Thinly sliced with peppercorn mignonette sauce
  • Lavender Scented Lamb Chops
    tender lamb chops with a lavender brioche crust with potato bercy and red wine demi glace
  • Braised Moroccan Lamb Shank
    almond & raisin couscous, citrus mint creme fraiche
  • Baja Surf Fish Tacos Oceanwise
    pasilla chili & lime marinated Oceanwise white fish tacos with a variety of toppings
  • Seared Wild Sockeye Salmon Oceanwise
    Greek quinoa salad with citrus olive oil & fresh oregano
  • Iced Raw Oyster Station Oceanwise
    Pearl onion & red wine mignonette confit, freshly grated horse radish & lemon creme fraiche
  • Fresh Lobster Thermidor Mac n’ Cheese Oceanwise
    Caciocavallo, fontina, manchego & reggiano Mac n’ cheese, topped off with fresh Nova Scotia Lobster Thermidor & Chanterelle mushroom ragout.
  • Dungeness Crab Cakes Oceanwise
    Green papaya salad with fresh mango, mild curry mayonnaise
  • Chicken Stroganoff
    Pulled chicken breast in white wine, sour cream & shallots on a bed of buttered egg noodles
  • Wild Mushroom Ravioli
    served with a fennel limoncello cream sauce
  • Mediterranean Vegetable Stacks
    Served with Parmesan crisps
  • Rissotto Trio
    Italian parsley & garlic pesto ~ Chianti robusta tomato confit ~ Pinot Grigio romano truffle oil
  • Bean & Avocado Cassoulet with Charred Tofu
    Garam masala spiced & served with grilled artisan vegetables

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Bite-Sized Desserts

(minimum order is 36 pieces per item)

View pdf sweets menu

  • Lemon Curd Tartlets
    flaky pastry shells filled with a tart lemon filling and garnished with a fresh berry
  • Rich Chocolate Brownies
    mixture of dark & milk chocolate
  • Chocolate Ganache Timbales Gluten-free
    chocolate cups filled with white Callebaut chocolate ganache and garnished with a fresh berry
  • Granny Smith Gallettes
    caramelized apple slices on light puff pastry rounds drizzled with caramel
  • Lime Raspberry Cheesecake Tartlet
    garnished with candied lime rind
  • Fruit Rouge Clafouti
    fresh red berries flan baked in individual tart shells
  • 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
  • Warm Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
    infused with fresh rosemary and baked in individual tartlets
  • Strawberry, Marshmallow, Brownie Skewers
    drizzled with caramel
  • Upside-down Pineapple Bites
    slow baked Hawaiian pineapple in a vanilla sugar syrup and a genoise 
  • Mini Strawberry Shortcakes
    freshly baked sweet biscuit topped with crème chantilly and fresh strawberries 
  • Salted Caramel Phyllo Purses
    rich thick dolce caramel infused with maldon salts filled wrapped and baked in a buttered phyllo pastry 
  • Petite Beignet
    bite sized square donut filled with jam and dusted with powder sugar 

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