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Italian Event Catering | Private & Corporate Events London

WEDDING Catering in London

Your Day. Just Perfect.

Every wedding is special, so our approach is bespoke around you. We can cater for any type of weeding - indoor or outdoor, in a hotel or manor house, you name it. Our service goes from stand-up buffet receptions to sit-down dining.

At Hostaria we know that your wedding day will be one of most memorable days of your life and will make sure that it will be a special one.

 

✔︎ Canapés & Bowl Food
✔︎ Sit-Down & Buffet meals

✔︎ Wedding Planning
✔︎ Drinks & Furniture Hire

 
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From a buffet of canapés to a lavish five course banquet, we have the knowledge, experience & ideas to create your perfect menu.
 
We think it’s key to meet up and discuss your special day in detail, what food you love and the general vision you have for the wedding. A tasting is important and a perfect excuse to make sure that the wines match perfectly to the menu. The menu below is just a sample as we do love to chat with you and work together on your very own.
 
 
 
Menu

Canapés reception @ guest arrival

Vegetarian & Gluten Free
Puff pastry bites, asparagus, goat cheese and roasted tomato
Salty tartlet, Gorgonzola and red peppers
Polenta crouton, Gorgonzola & blueberry (gf)

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Vegan
Grilled zucchini rolls, vegetable crudités and soft vegan cheese
Polenta cube, black olive tapenade and roasted tomato
Grilled aubergine, sun-dried tomato and almond flakes roll

Seafood
Smoked salmon and crème fraiche cocktail blinis
Salty truffles, goat cheese and smoked salmon
Swordfish carpaccio & ginger marinated pineapple cubes

Meat
Savory-choux puff, Mortadella mousse, pistachios & tomato
Cantaloupe melon sphere & Crudo di Parma
Salty croissant, Prosciutto cotto, soft cheese and zucchini

 

Antipasti

Served in sharing platters

Vegetarian
Burrata cheese from Apulia with sweet cherry tomatoes & basil
Nocellara & Gaeta olives, roasted peppers, grilled artichokes & Borretane onions pickles in tapas bowls
Bruschettine with fresh tomato & oregano

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Meat
Italian salumi selection on wood-boards – Crudo di Parma, Bresaola
IGP, Mortadella Bologna IGP, Salame Toscano, Coppa Parma IGP

 

First Course

Vegan
Trofie with datterino tomato, vegan pesto & vegan grana cheese
Tortiglioni with zafferano, zucchinis and Sicilian olives

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Meat
Penne with Amatriciana sauce & Pecorino flakes
Caserecce with creamy pumpkin sauce, crispy speck & Pecorino flakes

Seafood
Trofie with datterino sautée, king prawn and pistachio pesto
Risotto with ink squid, prawn tartare & lemony ricotta quenelle
Potato & leek cream rosemary scented, polpo & olives

 

Main Course

Meat
Beef Tagliata (Italian style) with mushrooms sauce or Piedmont sauce, Grana Padano flakes, rocket & potato pearls
Chicken stuffed parcels, polenta crouton and late summer salad

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Seafood
Sea bream fillet, mussels & saffron sauce and seasonal vegetables
Sea bass roll with olives & tomato, green beans & buttery carrots
Citrusy cod fillet with almond crumble & seasonal vegetables

Vegeterian
Hot chèvre cheese with spinach & radicchio salad, grapes, walnuts & truffle honey

Vegan
Aubergine Parmigiana w diary free cheese & Basil Ligurian Pesto

 

Dolce

– Sweet Tasting Bites. 4 In One Plate
Sweet tartlets with frangipane cream and forrest berries V
Stuffed dates with mascarpone cream and almonds V

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Chocolate caprese squares and pistachio cream sauce Cantuccini with mascarpone cream V
Chocolate strawberries and coconut dust V
Dark chocolate salami Apple pie squares and raspberries
Cheesecake with blueberries Truffles, white chocolate & coconut

– OR Single Dessert
Strawberry or figs tart with dark chocolate ganache
Warm custard with fruits and white chocolate pie
Classic tiramisù in glass cup White chocolate mousse with pistachios crumble
Almond pie with sauce and pineapple & ginger sorbet
A Variation of the “Sicilian Cannolo” & raspberry coulis

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Frequently Asked Questions

Planning your wedding should be a fantastic experience and we take pleasure to partner with you in offering our expert guidance. We believe that being a wedding caterer isn’t just about serving delicious food for your wedding breakfast, this is why we provide a complete wedding service designed to support & inspire you throughout the process.

 

I'd love to get an initial catering proposal! What sort of information you'd need?

Number of guests, where the ceremony will take place, would you like canapés served during the drinks reception? Would you prefer a 3 or 4 course meal or a sharing style buffet? Does the venue has a fully-equipped kitchen? This one is important as it will have an impact on quote. Drinks - you'd like us to source wines / Prosecco, soft drinks?

Are you an approved caterers at our chosen venue?
If not is there a way around this?

We do work at any venue even in the case that we are not on their ‘approved’ list. How? By providing the venue with all the necessary docs, like insurances, risk assessments as well as recommendations from other venues to give them the all the information they need. When we are to a venue, we will always plan a site visit with our event manager and head chef in order to make all the risk assessments prior to the event as well as get familiar with the space.

We really like the sound of everything, from wedding menu to bespoke service – how do we arrange an appointment with you to discuss our wedding?

Thanks! Feel free to give Cristina, our co-founder, a call at 07778 372 231 or email her at hostaria@hostaria.co.uk and she will get in touch with you for an initial phone call and then a private consultation in-person. We are happy to call and meet you during evenings or weekends if required, that’s no problem.

We’d like to to book with you, but we’d also like to try the food first! Is that possible?

Absolutely, we understand that food plays a huge part of your wedding and we’d be delighted to organise a tasting with you! There is a small charge of £50 p.p, which we refund if you then decide to go ahead with the booking. Feel free to bring your friends or parents to try our food too!

What do we discuss during the private consultation and what happens next?

Cristina will speak through your wedding day ideas, timings and what you’d like want from the day as a whole. Before we make any recommendations and discuss your catering needs, we do want to get an understanding of how you envision your perfect day as well as to visit the venue and the kitchen.

We really like the sound of everything, from wedding menu to bespoke service – how do we arrange an appointment with you to discuss our wedding?

Cristina will speak through your wedding day ideas, timings and what you’d like want from the day as a whole. Before we make any recommendations and discuss your catering needs, we do want to get an understanding of how you envision your perfect day as well as to visit the venue and the kitchen. range an appointment with you to discuss our wedding?

What's your starting price per person?

In terms of food prices, you may want to consider a starting price of £49 p.p for a three-course meal + 4 welcome canapés. As a boutique caterer, we do not currently charge VAT, making us very competitively priced for the high-quality ingredients and professional service we supply.

What can be included in your wedding package?

Apart from food, obviously, which we deliver in refrigerated transport, locally-sourced (or from Italy if you choose Italian ingredients) and freshly-prepared on-site, we can assist with planning and management, tableware, all crockery, cutlery and glassware, white luxury table linen, full waitress service, all kitchen equipment as well as all washing-up and clearing away after the event, and disposal of all rubbish including empty bottles.

Can you tailor the menu? And, can you accommodate special dietary requirements?

Yes, absolutely! As you might know, we specialise in Italian food but that does not mean we’re not able to adapt to your tastes! Also, we are totally happy to use unique ingredients that you are in love with from a specific region of Italy (ie. Burrata from Naples or Gambero Rosso from Sicily), create a special dish for you as well as to devise menus for two course meals, family-stile services, canapés receptions only and so on. It your choice and we want your day to be unique for you and all your guests. We can cater for all requirements. It’s your day - not ours :)

What about set up and clearing down?

We always coordinate with the venue the whole set up and table lay up the day before and we clear everything away that same night of the wedding.

How experienced is your staff?

Waiters, waitresses & barmen are all regulars at Hostaria and are trained to deliver the best wedding experience. how we work. In terms of outfit, they wear matching black trousers, black shirts and smart aprons. In the initial meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with our event manager, and we are happy to provide a breakdown of their experience.

How long can you hold our proposed wedding date?

As a general rule of thumb, we tend to hold the date for 30 days after the initial quote. If you need more time, simply let us knows. As you can imagine, the summer months (June, July, August) are especially very busy and we love to keep in communication with you.

We’re convinced! What happens next?

That’s fantastic! When you decide to book your wedding with us we ask for a deposit of 20% of the initial quote to confirm the booking. Then, 50% of the balance must be paid 45 days prior to the date and the last 50% within 15 days prior the wedding. We’ve found that this structure gives us the flexibility to adapt in case of last minute changes to number of guests, equipment, etc. We accept payments by bank transfer only.