The top food trend for 2015 – canapés

25 Feb 2015

The top food trend for 2015 – canapés

How one company is changing the face of canapés forever

Hospitality, like fashion follows trends but often the best ideas are based on modern twists of the classics and whilst canapés have been the staple welcome to the best dinner parties they now take centre stage. There is a shift away from traditional supper parties and an innovative canapé tasting menu is driving this new concept and is looking to be one of the top food trends for 2015.

According to any cultures food can be shrunk to Hors D’oeuvres size, it’s fun because you can sample a lot of different yet familiar foods and it’s easy for grazing, another food trend, rather than eating just one full sized meal.

LoveBites, specialise in crafting fresh, quirky and beautifully creative canapés for special occasions, private parties, weddings and corporate events.

Forget curried prawn vol au vents, salmon pinwheels and Welsh rarebit encroute, the humble little edible has transformed into a dramatic showstopper!  The visual spectacle, taste explosion and delicate craft of today’s canapés means every guest can experience the finest foods in a relaxed yet stimulating way.

Rachel Thursfield, Director at LoveBites commented: “Canapés are now injecting a sense of fun, theatre and drama into the ultimate ‘food experience’ which allows any budding host to reflect their individual personality and style. We are finding more and more that people are really enjoying the opportunity to have a beautiful menu designed around their theme and because of that we are constantly coming up with new and exciting bites.  Recently we did a product launch and the colours were green and shocking pink, Kelly Bailey, Creative Director at LoveBites created a wasabi caviar and beetroot crème fraiche on an edible spoon with iced vodka shots, it was stunning!”

While their dishes include edible cutlery, molecular gastronomy and pipette injectors (so you can choose how much salted caramel you want in that rich, dark chocolate torte) ultimately taste is key and dishes that don’t pack a punch in that department won’t make it to the table. Once the combination of ingredients has been fine-tuned the presentation is focused on and for that the softest of touches is required. With an eye for the spectacular LoveBites guarantees that every mini mouthful has been through a rigorous process before it appears on an array of unique and illuminated platters.

With a strong friendship spanning over many years and love of food as the base, Rachel and Kelly formed LoveBites to shake up the hospitality industry by injecting colour, taste and life into a world where canapés were seen as a bland pre-dinner accompaniment. LoveBites gives a real alternative to the sit down dinner party meal by offering a bespoke 14 canapé tasting menu where guests are treated to a selection of dishes. These are offered in order therefore following the expectation of starter, fish course, refresher, main course finishing with a flourish of desserts and these can be presented with wines to match. Taking the pressure away from the host this form of dining can please every palate including vegetarian, gluten free and the most discerning of guests.


Alternatively a smaller selection can set off a more casual meeting of friends with the canapés ensuring to keep tongues wagging. If you really want to shout it from the roof tops and have a product launch that needs the perfect partner then LoveBites can make sure you won’t be let down.



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