Advice for planning your appetizer function
Consider serving appetizers as a casual alternative to a meal. Set up a “food action” station such as potato latkes cooked on site. Include some easy dishes such as a sliced beef tenderloin served with two sauces (chimicurri and an herbed mustard/mayo). Consider drink choices. Perhaps a chilled sangria or a tub filled with ice and artisanal beers? And don’t forget some non-alcoholic beverages.
PLEASE CALL FOR OUR ADVICE AND A CUSTOM QUOTE 667-2202
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- napkins – about 4 per person per hour or 2 if guests are using small plates. We supply napkins with most appetizer orders.
- glasses – enough so that guests can trade a used one for a clean one at least once (or perhaps more)
- cutlery – 2 forks per person if you are serving items which require forks
WHAT TO SERVE
- on average, guests will consume about 5 hors d’oeuvres per person per hour for the first 2 hours and 3 per person each additional hour
- if the party is followed by a meal, then fewer appetizers per hour will be required
- try to have variety (including some vegetarian options if necessary)
- if you are serving alcohol try to serve food early so guests aren’t drinking on an empty stomach
- spread the food through the room to provide for good traffic flow
- Should you require service for your event please discuss it with our catering manager. We require 2 weeks notice for this. The catering manager can be reached at 667-2202 Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm.
- We offer a delivery service. For delivery charges and policies please see the “Deliveries & Service” tab.
- In order to construct a menu and quote we either need to know what you would like to serve or have some indication of your budget. We also need a date and times for your event, where it will be held and whether or not you will require delivery.
The Claims Appetizer Menu
Fine Cheese Assortment
A variety of cheeses to suite your taste and budget. Garnished with fruit and served with bread or crackers.
~please request a quote
Fine Cheese & Local Charcuterie Platter
A selection of fine cheeses, Schinkenspeck & Hungarian salami made locally from local meat, fresh crostinis, marinated olives, housemade Emmental crackers, fruit, eggplant pickle and honey. Suitable for a light meal or as an appetizer.
~please request a quote
Raw & Roasted Vegetable Tray
An update of the traditional veggie platter. We lightly steam broccoli & beans, roast yams and potatoes but leave most in their natural state. Served with our housemade roasted garlic dip.
~please request a quote – minimum $30
House marinated olives, artichoke hearts, marinated cheese & marinated mushrooms. Roasted vegetables such as red pepper, fennel & eggplant. Pickled beets. Salami. Served with fresh crostini.
large – $150 – serves approximately 50
small – $75 – serves approximately 25
Greek Mezze Platter
Marinated, herbed feta. Thyme roasted red peppers, Tzatziki, house marinated olives, dolmades & hummus. Served with toasted house made pita triangles.
large – $100 – serves approximately 50
medium – $75 – serves approximately 30
small – $50 – serves approximately 15
Pastries & Vegetable Appetizers Etc. – minimum orders may apply
These little pies are savoury, crisp and hold well during a prolonged event. Bite-sized, they are handy at cocktail parties and after-work functions.
-spanokopita (Greek spinach & feta)
$34 per dozen – minimum order 2 dozen per type
Made from our fresh sunflower baguette, toasted & topped with a tasty spread and other delicious foods. Choose from:
– braised peppers on basil pesto spread
– roasted pear, goat cheese & truffled honey
-blue cheese, fig jam, honey & hazelnuts
-creamy feta, marinated tomato & fresh dill
$38 per dozen – minimum order of 2 dozen per type
Appetizer Quiches (2-3 bites)
-leek & creamy feta cheese (almost a chevre)
-black forest ham, caramelized onion & monterey jack cheese
-mixed sweet peppers & asiago
$34per dozen – minimum order may apply
Hard cooked local eggs “devilled” just like our moms did. Traditional, curried or smoked salmon
$34-36 per dozen – $36 per dozen for smoked salmon- minimum order 2 dozen per type
Mini savoury “cream puffs” filled with either smoked salmon pate or herbed goat cheese
$36 per dozen – minimum order of 2 dozen
Our house made savoury focaccia drizzled with olive oil and baked with choice of flavourful toppings
-pesto chicken, roasted peppers & asiago cheese
-garlic sautéed mushrooms & caramelized onion with mozzarella
-pesto, artichoke hearts & parmesan cheese
$38 each – cuts into 12 pieces
Italian Sausage & Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Large mushroom caps filled with a savoury mixture of Italian sausage, garlic, mascarpone & parmesan cheeses. Best served at room temperature or lightly heated.
$36/dozen – minimum order may apply
Fresh jalapenos stuffed with a seasoned mix of cheeses & green onion, wrapped in bacon, and baked to crispy perfection. Delicious either hot or at room temperature.
Cedar Planked Brie
A 400 gram round of bried topped with roasted garlic and our cranberry chutney. We bake this at high heat to meld flavours. Served with fresh crostinis made from our sunflower bread.
Tomato basil gazpacho with avodaco salsa & prawns
Gazpacho “shots” with sliced prawns & avocado. Flavourful, beautiful and refreshing.
Meats & Seafood
Teriyaki style Salmon
Taku River sockeye marinated in teriyaki sauce and presented on a platter with crostinis & Swedish dilled mustard sauce
$60/size – appr. 1.5 pounds
Moroccan Lamb Meatballs
Ground lamb seasoned with garlic, parsley, mint, cumin & cinnamon. Served with Tzatziki sauce. Best served hot.
$38 per dozen – minimum order 2 dozen
Beef Satays with Chimichurri Sauce
Marinated & seasoned beef skewers served with an herb, vinegar & chile sauce. It’s all in the sauce!.
$38 per dozen – minimum order of 2 dozen
Thai Chicken Curried Satays
Chicken marinated in a Thai curry, skewered then roasted. Finished with a lovely peanut sauce.
$38/dozen – minimum order 2 dozen
Bison Puff Pastry Bites
A delicious mix of ground bison & caramelized onion wrapped in buttery flaky puff pastry & served with a cranberry honey dijon sauce.
$36 per dozen – minimum order 2 dozen
Bacon made better! Finished with maple syrup & pecans.
$32 per dozen
Ginger Lime Prawns
Poached lightly and marinated in a lovely, zesty ginger lime sauce.
$40 per pound – minimum order 2 pounds
Savory and wrapped in a light puff pastry. Served with our own honey mustard dip.
66 bite-sized pieces for $40
Smoked Salmon Appetizer Spirals
Smoked salmon, dill, capers & lemon rolled into an attractive & tasty spiral. Easy to eat and nice to look at.
$38 per dozen – minimum order may apply
Small patties of bison on a housemade brioche roll with roasted garlic mayo and wild cranberry chutney.
$48 per dozen/bison – minimum order may apply
These require special attention. Please ask for serving instructions.
Asian Chicken Wings
Moist and flavourful but hold the hot spice! Our tasty version of an old standard.
Dips and Small Dishes
House Marinated Olives
Lemon & fennel OR Orange & marjoram
~priced by weight
Artichoke Asiago Dip
This dip is served warm and fills the room with its fragrance. We serve it with fresh bread or corn chips or a combination of both.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummous
Served with housemade crostini
Sesame Almond Miso Spread
A full flavoured vegan dip. You won’t be able to stop eating this! We serve it with a variety of crackers for spreading. (it’s also great with crudites).
$50 per order (400 grams)
Cheddar & Beer dip
Good quality sharp cheddar & dark beer, mustard & our secret ingredient. Perfect with our house made crostini. (also good with crudites)
Layered Bean Dip
Layers of housemade refried black beans, avocado, spiced Mexican crema and cheeses with cilantro, black olives & green onion. Baked then served warm or at room temperature with tortilla chips.
$2.60-$5.75 per piece – cookies, squares, cake slices, tarts & chocolates – designed to order
Please consult our catering manager
Chocolate Fountains $50/day
We also supply fountain chocolate @ $12.50/pound
& we make raspberry marshmallows, cakes & biscotti suitable which are suitable for dipping
Our prices are subject to change without notice.