6 of The best Christmas canapés


There’s no time that tests your culinary skills quite like the Christmas season. With a myriad of get-togethers, gatherings and parties throughout December, you’ll want to impress your guests with only the tastiest of treats.

At The Brewery, we’re passionate about food and truly believe in creating a gastronomic experience with every mouthful. Led by Food Director Tom Gore and Executive Chef Steve Connell, the team of chefs at The Brewery deliver outstanding dishes on a daily basis through eclectic menus and a huge amount of sheer passion and enthusiasm for what they do.  We pulled some of our award-winning chefs out of the kitchen, and asked their opinions on the best canapes to serve at Christmas to create a real ‘wow’ factor at your next Christmas gathering or party.

1. Tomato tarte tatin

A simple dish, tomato tarte tatin is the perfect savoury light bite, and will delight your vegetarian guests. A delicate tart that won’t spoil the appetite, the crisp pastry works perfectly with the light, sweet filling. We suggest roasting the tomatoes the night before so that the tarts can be prepared in the morning ahead of your party, and then kept in the fridge until your guests arrive.

2. Quail egg with cured salmon

Although a simple dish, these can be made quickly and easily, and are sure to go down well with your party guests. A tasty one-bite snack, the flavours work fantastically alongside a glass of Champagne for the perfect appetizer.

3. Beetroot arancini

There’s something beautifully festive about the fuchsia hue of these beetroot arancini bites- not only do they look fantastic, but they taste great too. Arancini is named after the little oranges that the rice balls resemble after they are fried, and are a great way to use up any leftover risotto!


4. Crispy chicken skin

Without a doubt the best part of a roast chicken, your guests will devour these golden, crispy chicken skin canapes. Utterly addictive and incredibly tasty, add ricotta or rosemary scented mascarpone for the perfect pre-dinner appetizer.

5. Soy tuna and wonton crisps

The key to this delicious treat is using the freshest ingredients possible, so get your hands on the freshest tuna you can find. Serve some crispy wonton chips either with the tuna, or alongside it to encourage your guests to help themselves for a fun and sociable appetizer.

6. Tomato and olive tapenade

The perfect accompaniment to festive drinks with friends, tapenade will add a taste of the Mediterranean to the cold evenings. The saltiness of the ingredients makes a cold gin and tonic the perfect pairing to this Provencal favourite.

The menus at The Brewery are influenced by culinary experiences that our chefs have gained from working all over the world, and there is no limit to what they can create. All the canapes mentioned above have been inspired by our Autumn/ Winter canape menu.

If you need to impress your guests at your next event, get in touch today to find out how we can help you.