22 December 2013

New Years Eve Catering Ideas

New Years Eve is just around the corner, and private parties can be one of the most enjoyable, affordable and stress free ways to welcome in the New Year with the people that matter most. Unless you’re planning a dinner party, finger food is often the focus for the food side of things during New Years. Not only is it faster to prepare it can also complement the many different cocktails, champagne and other aperitifs you’ll be enjoying throughout the night. As one of the leading catering companies in Brisbane, the team at Standing Room Only share some fuss free food creations and food matches to celebrate with this New Years Eve.


Bubbles are a celebratory New Years Eve must have and the good news is that there are many foods that perfectly complement the light fizz of Bruts, Proseccos, and of course Champagnes. If this is being served, think these ingredients and foods to provide the perfect palate pairing.

  • Seafood Dishes – in particular oysters and smoked salmon

  • Grilled Chicken and other poultry

  • Hard cheeses with sourdough bread

  • Salads especially those which contain cheese, seafood or chicken and egg.


Prawn Cocktails – A favourite for the Australian Summer prawn cocktails are elegant, fresh and full of flavour, especially with a complementing chopped salsa.

Tomato, Basil and Red Onion Bruschetta – A zesty and fresh favourite, a chunky tomato, basil and red onion salsa is quick and easy to whip up and stacked up on toasted baguette makes a classic (and very popular) bruschetta that guests will quickly grab.

Food is only half of the New Years Eve equation. Don’t forget to pick up other supplies such as drink decorations or olives for your martini, cucumber for your gin, and lemons, limes and other fruits to dress up cocktails. Pickled hibiscus flowers available in jars make the perfect decoration for sparkling wine as they slowly unfurl in the glass. Always have plenty of different juices, and mixers on hand for provide your guests with their favourite drink choice.

For gourmet finger food made from an eclectic array of ingredients and only the best fully catered service at your next private event, get in touch with the crew at Standing Room Only on 0433 822 280

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