Canape & Cold Buffet

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, Pacific Oysters, Citrus Ponzu, Mignonette
Crisp Wonton, Asparagus, Zucchini, Miso
Peking Duck Rice Paper Rolls
Blue Cheese, Celery, Date Tuilles
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
Spanner Crab, Taramasalata, Celeriac, Trout Roe, Rye
Prawn Cocktail, Smoked Salmon Parcels
Serrano Ham, Watermelon, Liquorice
Chicken Liver Parfait, Brioche, Figs
Smoked Salmon, Dill, Mustard, Rye
Seared Beef Fillet, Truffle Aioli
Wagyu Bresaola, Spiced Pear, Hazelnuts
Boneless Quail, Soy, Honey, Ginger
Apple Coleslaw, Walnut Praline, Poppyseed Wafer
Parmesan Custard, Crisp Prosciutto, Peach, Walnut Crumbs
Pumpkin Mousse, Blue Cheese, Candied Pepitas

Sweetcorn Veloute, Coconut, Lime
North African Spiced, Spinach, Fetta Rolls
Pumpkin, Smoked Corn, Spinach, Parmesan Arancini
King Prawn Tempura, Chilli, Lime Mayonnaise
Seared Salmon, Sweetcorn, Pickled Cucumber
Snapper, Crab, Sweetcorn Croquettes, Parsley Aioli
Steamed Scallops, Ginger, Shallot
Crisp Duck Confit Parcel, Cherry Compote
Pork Belly, Peach, Pistachio
Polenta Chips, Parmesan Custard, Ancho Rosemary Salt
Smoked Kingfish, Doughnuts, Crème Fraiche, Mandarin, Sea Greens
Truffle Pecorino, Shitake, Sweet Onion Toasties
Chicken, Sweetcorn, Miso Cigars
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

Burgers, Tacos & Boxes
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 Angus Beef Burgers, Lettuce, Pickles, Caramelised Onion, Cheese, Mustard
Fried Chicken – Spiced Fried Chicken, Coleslaw, Hot Sauce

Crisp Octopus, Snow Peas, Soya Beans, Honey, Sesame Dressing
Deep-Fried Spiced Hawkesbury Calamari, Squid Ink Aioli
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, Harissa
Blue Eye Cod, Sea Succulents, Peas, Asparagus, Seaweed Emulsion
Asparagus, Peas, Zucchini, Spinach, Myrtle Risotto

Roast Coconut Pannacotta, Shaved Pineapple, Passionfruit Foam, Lychee Sorbet
Berries, Crisp Meringue, Vanilla Cream, Jelly, Edible Flowers
Dark Chocolate, Cherries, Coconut
Peach, Raspberries, Vanilla Mascarpone, Berry Granola
Mini Passionfruit Macaroons
White Chocolate, Cherry, Pistachio Nougat
Roast Pineapple, Mini Waffles, Mascarpone, Passionfruit, Kaffir Lime

Sample Cold Buffet

Marinated Olives, Salted Seaweed Popcorn
Organic Light Rye Rolls
Spanner Crab, Taramasalata, Roe, Rye
Peking Duck Rice Paper Rolls
Sydney Rock, Pacific Oysters, Ponzu Dressing
Spinach, Fetta, Puff Pastries
Beetroot Cured Salmon, Fennel, Mandarin, Myrtle
Fetta, Watermelon, Shaved Fennel, Olive Powder, Radish Salad
Roast Pumpkin, Cherry Tomato, Haloumi, Watercress Salad
Blue Swimmer Crab Meat, Sweetcorn, Avocado, Chilli, Lime Aioli
Roast Pumpkin, Cumin Carrots, Cous Cous, Spiced Yoghurt, Seeds
Chicken Breast, Avocado, Crisp Pancetta, Cos, Parmesan, Mustard Aioli
Polenta Chips, Pepperonata, Radicchio, Pesto
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
Serrano Ham, Shaved Fennel, Parmesan Custard
Pork, Shitake, Hazelnut Terrine, Mandarin Compote
Whole Deboned, Stuffed, Rolled Organic Chicken
Charcuterie: Cured Beef, Spanish Salami, Prosciutto, Glazed Kurobuta Ham, Pomegranate Molasses
Slow Roast Beef Sirloin, Mushroom, Parsley, Horseradish
Chicken Liver Parfait, Toasted Brioche, Quince Chutney
Cremeux Argental Brie, Glazed Figs, Crackers, Grissini
White Chocolate, Cranberry, Pistachio Nougat
Mini Berry Trifles
Passionfruit Macaroons
White Chocolate Pannacotta, Fresh Berries, Pistachio
Dark Chocolate Mousse, Caramelised Popcorn, Banana Ice-Cream
Rhubarb, Apple, Frangipane Tart, Lemon Verbena

  • Cost determined by selections and number of guests
  • Finalised costings will include preparation, set-up, execution of the event, clean-down, cutlery and crockery, linen napkins
  • There is no guarantee that Thomas Johns will be 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 under the supervision of Thomas Johns

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