The history of Canape Catering
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Here at Sandwich Buffet Company we think it is important to know where our food comes from as well as our styles of eating. Conversation is a big part of a successful corporate event and so we thought you would like to know the history of those delightful little amuse-bouches we call canapes. No evening event is an event without them and these little bites are a real ice breaker especially when there is business on the line.
Taken from the French word for couch, perhaps because of the delicate way the choice toppings sit on the base, canapes understandably originate in France the home of haute-cuisine. Traditionally the base of the canape is made from stale bread which can be innovated by cutting, frying, slicing and dicing to create an assortment of exquisite and interesting shapes. These bread pieces then are garnished with choice gourmet toppings. The key ingredients are typically the bread, a spread (mayonnaise, butter, cream cheese) and the topping perched. Much like the Italian aperitivo, canapes are designed to be enjoyed with beverages and company. Served on a silver platter, the 18th Century French started to serve these mouthfuls to their guests and soon, the trend crossed the pond. We love the innumerable combinations of flavour that we can put together for your corporate event, using fresh ingredients of the highest quality and served by personable highly trained staff. If you are looking to start a conversation, add us to your team and let Sandwich Buffet Company create sumptuous corporate catering.
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