Canape & Cold Buffet

Photo: Lucy Leonardi

Photo: Lucy Leonardi

Photography by Ondrej Koucky

Photo: Ondrej Koucky

Gourmet Catering in Sydney at Dining Abode

Jurlique Media Event, Photo: Esteban La Tessa


Dining Abode Event Catering and Private Dining Gallery

For canapé catering Sydney wide, dining abode offers a range of canapé selections from the refined to the fun and suits a wide variety of private parties. The stand up canapés are perfect for cocktail parties, weddings, corporate catering, birthdays and most celebrations that have larger number of guests attending. The buffet menu offers more substantial offerings with beautifully served dishes arranged artistically on platters.


Sample Canapes

Sydney Rock Oysters with Citrus Ponzu
Crisp Wonton, Asparagus, Zucchini, Miso
Parmesan Custard, Crisp Prosciutto, Peach, Walnut Crumbs
Pumpkin Mousse, Blue Cheese, Candied Pepitas
Blue Cheese, Celery, Date Tuilles
Tomato, Smoked Eggplant, Asparagus
Marinated Sardines, Green Olives, Capsicum On Toast
Ceviche Of Kingfish, Mango, Coconut, Lime
Spanner Crab, Sweetcorn Tartlet
Lobster, Smoked Salmon Mousse
Seared Scallop, Fennel, Orange
Cured Ocean Trout, Pickled Cucumber
Blue Fin Tuna, Seaweed Salad, Wasabi
Prawn Cocktail, Smoked Salmon Parcels
Serrano Ham, Watermelon, Liquorice
Duck Liver, Foie Gras Parfait
Seared Beef Fillet, Truffle Aioli
Wagyu Bresaola, Spiced Pear, Hazelnuts
Boneless Quail, Soy, Honey, Ginger
Apple Coleslaw, Walnut Praline, Poppyseed Wafer
Peking Duck Rice Paper Rolls

Sweetcorn Veloute, Coconut, Lime
North African Spiced Lentil Filo Rolls
Pumpkin, Smoked Corn, Spinach, Parmesan Arancini
King Prawn Tempura, Chilli, Lime Mayonnaise
Seared Salmon, Sweetcorn, Pickled Cucumber
Snapper, Crab, Sweetcorn Croquettes, Parsley Aioli
Crisp Polenta Chips, Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise
Steamed Scallops, Ginger, Shallot
Crisp Duck Confit Parcel, Cherry Compote
Pork Belly, Peach, Pistachio
Crisp Lamb, Smoked Eggplant, Lemon
Roast Chicken, Black Olive Caramel, Parmesan
Pork Tenderloin, Shitake, Truffle Soy, Puffed Grains
Lamb Riblets, Pistachio, Mustard, Pomegranate
Zucchini Flowers, Prawns, Sauce Vierge
Portobello Mushrooms, Potato, Caramelised Onion, Fetta Tart

Pork Tacos – Crisp Pork Belly, Pineapple, Cabbage, Shallots, Chilli, Coriander
Lamb Tacos – Lamb Breast, Harissa, Smoked Eggplant, Lemon
Beef Tacos – Pulled Braised Beef, Mushrooms, Jalapeno, Tomato, Lettuce
Chicken Tacos – Slow Roast Spiced Chicken, Scorched Corn, Shallots, Coriander, Aioli
Salmon Tacos – Ancho Crusted Salmon Fillet, Sweetcorn Salsa, Avocado
Prawn Tacos – Sauteed Prawn, Spiced Coleslaw, Lime Mayonnaise
Hot Dog – Grilled Frankfurt, Jalapenos, Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese, Soft Roll
Mini Burger – Mini Angus Beef Burgers, Lettuce, Pickles, Caramelised Onion, Cheese, Mustard
Fried Chicken – Spiced Fried Chicken, Coleslaw, Hot Sauce
Polenta Chips – Crisp Polenta Chips, Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise
Salad – Fetta Watermelon, Shaved Fennel, Olive Powder, Radish Salad

Crisp Octopus, Snow Peas, Soya Beans, Honey, Sesame Dressing
Deep-Fried Spiced Hawkesbury Calamari, Squid Ink Aoli
Seafood Risotto of Prawns, Salmon, Scallops, Saffron
Crisp Pork Belly, Beanshoot, Green Mango, Chilli, Lime, Coriander
Curried Goat (National Dish of Jamaica) – Diced Goat Leg Cooked in Sweet Fragrant Spices, Rice, Kidney Beans
Seared Ocean Trout, Miso, Alaskan Crab, Soybeans, Asian Greens
Chicken, Zucchini Flowers, Peas, Watercress, Green Beans, Pesto
Lamb Tagine, Wild Rice, Spiced Yoghurt

Roast Coconut Pannacotta, Shaved Pineapple, Passionfruit Foam, Lychee Sorbet
Berries, Crisp Meringue, Vanilla Cream, Jelly, Edible Flowers
Dark Chocolate, Raspberries, Coconut, Pistachio
Peach, Mango, Raspberries, Lime, Vanilla Cream
Seasonal Fruit Salad with Yoghurt, Lime Sorbet
Passionfruit Trifle with Macaroons, Mandarin Sorbet


Sample Cold Buffet

Marinated Olives
Fetta, Watermelon, Shaved Fennel, Olive Powder, Radish Salad
Roast Pumpkin, Cherry Tomato, Haloumi, Watercress Salad
Blue Swimmer Crab Meat, Sweetcorn, Avocado, Chilli, Lime Aioli
Sashimi of Tuna, Ocean Trout, Kingfish, Sesame Seaweed, Pickled Daikon
Marinated Octopus, Chorizo, Fennel, Green Olive, Chilli
Citrus Cured Ocean Trout, Wasabi, Shiso Mayonnaise
Yamba Prawns, Green Mango, Vietnamese Mint
Tea Smoked King Salmon, Soybeans, Soba Noodles, Lime Dressing
Selection of Smoked Eggplant, Pesto, Beetroot Mayonnaise, Harissa, Organic Sourdough, Panini, Lebanese Bread
Serrano Ham, Shaved Fennel, Parmesan Custard
Pork, Shitake, Hazelnut Terrine, Mandarin Compote
Whole Deboned, Stuffed, Rolled Organic Chicken
Slow Roast Beef Sirloin, Mushroom, Parsley, Horseradish
Chicken Liver Parfait, Toasted Brioche, Quince Chutney
White Chocolate Pannacotta, Fresh Berries, Pistachio
Dark Chocolate Mousse, Caramelised Popcorn, Banana Ice-Cream
Passionfruit Trifle, Macaroons, Brulee, Pineapple, Lychee Sorbet
Selection of Local & Imported Cheese, Glace Fruit, Toast, Lavosh

  • Cost based on selections
  • Cost includes preparation, set-up, execution of the event, clean-down, serving platters and utensils.    
  • There is no guarantee that Thomas Johns will the chef in attendance at your event. In his place would be Dining Abode’s Head Chef. Please note all preparation and menu creation for all events is carried out by Thomas Johns.


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