Parties & Shindigs

Having a shindig? We can help not only by offering suggestions for trendy cocktails or theme drinks, but by creating exciting food options for your guests.

Hors d’oeuvre parties are always fun because it allows for a nice variety of ethnic and local finger foods for your guests to try. A combo of served and plattered hors d’oeuvres put out on a table with an artisanal cheese board, fruit and crackers and various dips will be sure to please guests.

Another party idea is to offer a simple luncheon or dinner, set out on a table for guests to help themselves. We can do linen roll ups and stack plates for a casual and efficient service. A warmer seasonal menu of chilled grilled sliced meats, poached salmon or grilled veggies with basil and cracked pepper, salads and homemade dinner buns and small desserts makes a lovely light meal for your guests. In winter, a rustic and hearty stew such as Boeuf Bourguignon, Harvest chicken stew or a curry with three grain rice pilaf and dried cranberries, rosemary and spring onions will satisfy the comfort food craving. Round out the meal with a salad of winter greens and maple roasted root veggies or some fantastic garlic mashed potatoes.

We can also make a lovely theme party, for example, a Spanish tapas party with Paella as the main course, or an Italian or Turkish party. The possibilities are endless.

We offer servers and cooks to come and set up your food and table, or you can pick up your food at the Shop. We also offer bartending services to make your next party stress free.

Hors d’oeuvre Menu

For the herbivore:

  • Phyllo triangles with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and feta
  • Brie and red pepper tartlettes
  • Yukon gold and gorgonzola potato latkes with applesauce
  • Vietnamese salad rolls in rice paper with golden mango
  • House-made artisan focaccia with seasonal grilled veggies
  • Potato and pea samosas with yogurt and chutney
  • Traditional bruschetta with tomatoes and three cheeses
  • Puff pastry spirals with Crosswind Farms goat cheese, grilled veggies, basil pesto
  • Soup shooter (several varieties)

For the carnivore:

  • Tandoori chicken skewers with mango chutney and yogurt
  • Chicken satay with roasted peanut sauce
  • Smoked chicken, cheddar and spicy tomato quesadilla
  • Pork and wild leek wontons with peanut sauce (in season)
  • Crab and wild leek wontons (in season)
  • Spicy lemon shrimp skewers with black olive tapenade
  • Crispy sweet coconut shrimp
  • Crab and avocado california rolls
  • Crab with goat milk yogurt and herbs on red lettuce leaves
  • Smoked norwegian salmon with horseradish cream on wild rice pancakes
  • Grilled thai red curry beef tenderloin skewers
  • Grilled whole beef tenderloin, rubbed with rosemary and sea salt, thinly sliced and served on garlic grilled baguette with horseradish cream
  • Mini local lamb korma with tahini sauce
  • Soup Shooters

We take great pride
in making delicious handmade appetizers and dips for the Parties and Shindigs we cater

Holiday Sample Buffet Menu

  • An assortment of warm hors d’oeuvres for when your guests arrive
  • Warm mulled apple cider or cranberry pineapple punch
  • Sweet and sour veal and parsley meatballs
  • Oven roasted and stuffed grain fed turkey with sage and cranberry, gravy, roasted root veggies
  • Roasted rosemary potatoes
  • Caesar salad with sourdough croutons and parmesan tuiles
  • Squash and sweet potato casserole with nutmeg, citrus, thyme and butter
  • Nine grain honey rolls with butter
  • Tipsy Laird -or- Panettone Bread Pudding with Orange Creme Anglaise

For a truly festive atmosphere, fill the room with spicy cinnamon and cloves from warm mulled local cider.

Sample Buffet Menu #2

  • Warm brie wrapped with cranberry chutney, baguette
  • Fruits and cheeses, with “cheese ball snowman”
  • Pomegranate crantinis
  • Mussels with white wine and saffron – or- in a Thai green curry
  • Coarse salt and Herb-Roasted top sirloin Kawartha Choice beef au jus


  • Roast cured loin of Ontario pork with apples in riesling
  • Potato gratin with cream -or- garlic mashed potatoes
  • Carrots and green beans with toasted almonds and herb butter
  • Salad of bitter greens and cabbage with red wine vinegar and local honey
  • Squash casserole with sweet potatoes and nutmeg
  • Tuscan olive bread with butter
  • Apple dumplings with buttery caramel sauce and pecans

Serving wintery comfort food is a great way to show your guests you care.

Sample Summer Menu

  • Pork and chicken skewers with sweet peppers and onions, mushrooms in a Greek oregano dressing with tzatziki
  • Grilled summer vegetables with fresh basil and Heirloom tomatoes
  • Local golden, candy-cane and red beet salad with lentils and dill
  • Traditional potato salad with peppers, green onions and mayonnaise
  • Greek salad with Kalamata olives and oregano dressing

Fresh meats and veggies from our farmers
are signature to our summer fare.