At Beachside Conference and Events Centre, we know how important it is to ensure your Nelson event succeeds. And that begins with the first bite from our in-house caterers, the fabulous Gourmet Catering, who have just updated our Canapé Menu.
The origins of the Canapé:
The term “canapé” originally referred to a sofa in 18th-century France. However, it took on a new culinary meaning when adopted to refer to the concept of delicious toppings elegantly “seated” on a base, drawing a whimsical parallel to people sitting on sofas. These days, we’ve moved on a little. And not all canapés are a topping served on a base. However, we still prepare most of these small, decorative hors d’oeuvres so you and your guests can enjoy them in a single bite.
The perfect Canapé choice for your Nelson event:
Canapés are the ideal way to get your Nelson event started; they are the perfect food to serve at the beginning of an event for several compelling reasons:
Making the most of mingling:
Our team will efficiently serve your choice of canapés while your guests mingle. Consequently, this allows for a smooth transition to other aspects of your event. Guests can enjoy a delightful start without long pauses or delays.
Easy on the eye and easy to eat:
Canapés look fabulous. Our in-house award-winning catering team artfully create these gourmet morsels to wow your guests. But, perhaps more importantly, when your guests are dressed for an occasion, they are easy to eat! This allows guests to mingle and socialise effortlessly, fostering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the start of your Nelson event.
Something for everybody:
Canapés offer an opportunity to introduce a diverse range of flavours and ingredients. This variety stimulates the palate and builds anticipation for the culinary experience ahead. It also means you can cater for a variety of dietary requirements.
Perfect to pair:
Canapés can be paired with various beverages, including champagne, wine, cocktails, or non-alcoholic options.
You can download our new Canapé Menu HERE.