Hog Roasts Cumbria, Lake District, Kendal, Carlisle, Penrith, Whitehaven, Workington, Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness, Cockermouth ~ From Abbotside Events


Canapes and Starters menu


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. Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

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

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

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

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

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

  11. Celery and Cream Cheese Boats (A crunchy creamy combination)

  12. Greek Platter (A selection of Green and Black Olives and Feta Cheese)


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

  2. Smoked Salmon Mousse (with a watercress salad and melba toasts)

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

  4. Stilton and Fig Salad (Blue cheese, and figs with a rocket and fennel salad and honey & thyme dressing)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Fresh Melon (Fresh melon with strawberries and rose water)