Abbotside events - hog roasts, wedding catering and outside catering in yorkshire, cumbria & durham


Below are a selection of canapes and starters that we can freshly prepare for your event be it a wedding, private party or corporate event. Variations on these and others can be provided should you wish.





  1. Cream cheese stuffed Pepperdews (Little sweet piquanté pepper cups filled with a cream cheese and closed with a basil leaf )

  2. Smoked Salmon on Fresh Brown Bread (With cracked black pepper and a squeeze of lemon)

  3. Roast Beef in Yorkshire Pudding (Mini Yorkshire pudding with finest roast beef and  horseradish)

  4. Farmhouse Sausage (Served with a wholegrain mustard dip)

  5. Mango, Chilli and Lime Cups (Croustade cups with a zingy fresh mix of sweet, sour, hot and cooling flavours)

  6. Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

  7. Morecambe Bay Spicy Shrimp Crostini (Morecambe bay shrimps, with lemon, parsley, garlic, onion and chilli)

  8. Pate Toasts (chicken liver pate, Brussels pate or Mushroom pate on Melba toasts or Crostini)

  9. Mini Oat cakes with Mascarpone and Sweet Chilli Jam (Sweet and savoury bites)

  10. Bruschetta (Sliced Ciabatta with cherry tomatoes, red onion, and basil)

  11. Szechuan Pepper Chicken and Sweet Chilli Jam (Small skewers of chicken breast cooked with Szechuan pepper and served with a sweet chilli jam dip)

  12. Blue cheese Bites (Creamy Yorkshire Blue Cheese melted over crusty French bread with a hint of Dijon Mustard)

  13. Smoked Trout and Horseradish in Mini Yorkshires (Local smoked trout fillets mixed with cream cheese, lemon and horseradish in mini Yorkshire puddings

  14. Teriyaki Beef and Lettuce Cups (Small tender strips of beef with a sweet soy marinade, cucumber, chilli, onion and coriander in gem lettuce cups)

  15. Mini Smoked Applewood Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Tarts (filo pastry tartlets with a  subtle smoked cheese and Sun dried tomato filling)

  16. Marinated Olives (A selection of marinated Green and Black Olives with fresh crusty bread and olive oil balsamic dip)


  1. Sweet Canapes:-

  2. Fruit Kebabs  (A selection of seasonal fruits on a skewer)

  3. Chocolate Strawberries (Juicy strawberries dipped in fine Belgian Chocolate)

  4. Mini Strawberry Tarts (Bites pastry cases filled with smooth pastry cream and topped with a fresh strawberry slice)

  5. Chocolate Dipped Profiteroles





  1. Smoked Salmon with prawns, horseradish cream and a lime vinaigrette (A light fresh starter with smoked salmon, prawns and dressed leaves)

  2. Mozzarella and tomato salad (sliced mozzarella, ripe vine tomatoes, basil leaves and a tomato vinaigrette)

  3. Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Garlic Soup (roasted squash, sweet potato and garlic soup with a crusty roll)

  4. Smoked Salmon mousse (with a watercress salad and melba toasts)

  5. Prawn and Avocado Cocktail (Fresh avocado topped with juicy prawns, and a citrus dressing served with triangles of fresh brown bread))

  6. Stilton and Fig Salad (Blue cheese, figs, salad leaves with a honey & thyme dressing and crusty bread)

  7.  Warm Bacon Salad with Black Pudding (Bacon, black pudding, rocket leaves and a mustard dressing)

  8. Local Smoked Trout (with a beetroot and watercress salad)

  9. Greek Salad (Black and green olives, feta cheese, red onion and mixed leaves dressed in a white wine vinegar oil)  

  10. Goats Cheese and Red Onion Tart (Red onions sautéed in balsamic vinegar and topped with slices of goats cheese)

  11. Blue Cheese Toast (Creamy Yorkshire Blue Cheese melted over crusty French bread with a hint of Dijon Mustard)

  12. Creamy Garlic Mushrooms (A creamy mushroom starter with garlic and parmesan cheese)

  13. Ham Hock and Pea Salad (Locally cured ham with a fresh pea and pea shoot salad)

  14. Kitchen Garden Soup (Fresh Seasonal vegetables with a swirl of cream and a crusty roll)

  15. Pate (Chicken liver pate, Brussels pate or Mushroom pate served with a light salad and crusty bread)

  16. Melon with Parma ham (Fresh melon, Parma ham, a watercress salad and light wholegrain mustard vinaigrette)

  17. A sharing platter of Antipasti (with: Sun dried Tomatoes, selection of olives, Cheeses, Cured meats, Anchovies, Ciabatta bread, Olive oil and Balsamic vinegar, Griddled Artichokes and Red peppers.)