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Our love of food inspires us to use the freshest, tastiest, best quality raw ingredients that we can find. We source most of our ingredients locally and support many regional fruit and vegetable farmers as well as producers of free-range and artisanal foods such as cured meats, speciality cheeses and hand crafted breads.

We offer a wide range of cuisines and styles and encourage clients to get involved in choosing the menus we put together to create the perfect dining experience.

We also keep up to date with the latest food trends and pride ourselves in presenting our food in fresh and interesting ways.

Canapé Party - Sample


Beef fillet skewers with salsa verde
Smoked paprika prawns served with harissa mayonnaise
Seared dill crusted Norwegian salmon cubes with wasabi crème fraîche
Lamb bobotie spring rolls served with homemade apricot and apple chutney
Steamed chicken, ginger and spring onion wontons served with an Asian dipping sauce
Roasted butternut, goat’s milk feta and peppadew skewer
Rosemary zucchini chips served with tartare sauce
Gruyere and onion confit tarts

Canapé Dinner (Substantial Snacks) - Sample

Starter Snacks

Garlic, chilli & lime prawn skewers with rocket & chilli mayonnaise
Thai salmon fishcakes with sweet chilli sauce
Duck spring rolls with hoisin dipping sauce
Caprese Shots – Rosa tomato, boccocini & basil with balsamic reduction
Mini Spanish tortillas with potato, onion, red pepper & parsley

Substantial Snacks

Gourmet fillet burgers with horseradish crème fraîche, onion marmalade and rocket
Cajun potato wedges served in newspaper cones with tomato sauce
Slow roasted tomato salad with crumbled goat’s cheese, honey roasted almonds and rocket

Canapé Desserts

Mini ice cream cones
Decadent chocolate and walnut brownies
Irish coffee shots with homemade amaretti

Buffet Lunch - Sample

Antipasti Starter Platter

Parma ham, roasted red peppers, marinated mushrooms,
griddled aubergine, lemon marinated zucchini, spiced olives and rocket
Fresh Ciabatta

Main Buffet

Tender fillet of beef marinated in capers, garlic and parsley
Italian roasted chicken with sausages, lemon, red onions and sage
Mediterranean baby potato and parsley salad tossed in a sherry vinaigrette

Griddled pear and watercress salad with blue cheese,
honey roasted walnuts and a wholegrain mustard dressing

Balsamic Puy lentils with caramelized red onions and goat’s cheese
Baby artichoke and fennel salad with dill dressing

Canapé Buffet

Fresh fruit Pavlova
Tangy lemon tart
Hazelnut and ricotta torte with dark chocolate shavings

Plated Dinner - Sample


Prawn, mango & coriander salad served with toasted cashews
and a chilli and lime dressing


Marinated Springbok fillet served with a plum and port sauce
accompanied by fine green beans and pumpkin fritters

Cheese Course

Individual cheese boards with a selection of cheese,
crackers, preserves and fresh grapes


Boozy chocolate and almond torte
served with crème fraîche and fresh berries

Themed Menu Ideas

Bollywood Nights

a glamorous feast of fragrant flavours

South African Gourmet Braai

a modern twist on our traditional braai

Moroccan Feast

an indulgent night of scents and spices under 1001 stars

London Tea Party

add a touch of class to your tea party and make it a Ritzy affair

New York Cocktail Party

bring a splash of Manhattan to Cape Town

Italian Piazza

taste the magic of Italy

French Bistro

a romantic affair – cosy, bistro, chic

Spanish Fiestas

the authentic Spanish Tapas experience