EVENT CATERING / CATERER Umhlanga, KZN | Corporate Conference Wedding & Party Function Food & Platters

Finding a good quality food caterer that offers fresh, high quality and well prepared food is often a challenge.

L'Aperitivo's catering services removes this challenge, offering a one-stop-solution for all your event cuisine needs.

Whether your requirements are for a corporate event, team meeting / building event, conference or a dinner party, kids party, birthday, baby shower or wedding, reception or engagement, we've provide an extensive range of offerings to suit all budgets and capacities. We offer finger food platters or full buffets and can cater to all dietary requirements.

Contact us for further information.

We are based in Umhlanga, north of Durban & south of Ballito.

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Catering Menus

  1. Intro
  2. Buffet Menu
  3. Platters Menu

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Cold Starters

Selection Of Cheeses With Home Made Bread And Compotes
Truffle Canapes
Onion And Olive Tart
Mixed Bruschetta
Cured Meat Platter
Mushroom Pastry
Mini Pitas With Cured Meat Or Vegetarian
Hamburghine- Italian Beef Burgers With Ciabatta Bread
Pallotte Cacio E Ove (Vegetarian Fritters In A Spicy Sauce)
Vegetarian Skewers With Cherry Tomato, Mozzarella And Olive
Non Vegetarian Skewers With Cocktail Sausage, Mushroom, Cherry Tomato/ Onion
Fritattine Mini Baked Egg Tartlets With Mixed Vegetables
Italian Style Mini Wraps- Tuna Salad And Greens Or Sundried Tomato With Mozzarella And Greens Or Cottage Cheese, Chilli Jam And Greens
Salmon Tartine With Cream Cheese And Spring Onions
Shrimp Cocktail Salad Shots
Polenta Crostini Or Corn Bread
Quiche With Mixed Vegetables
Selection Of Grilled Vegetables Meditteranean Style
Gorgonzola Bread
Mixed Olive And Chilli Bread
Mozzarella And Chilli Bread
Cherry Tomato And Olive Foccacia

Hot Starters

Wild Mushroom Au Gratin
Herbed Chicken Cubes
Herbed Lamb Cubes
Brinjal Rolls With Mozzarella/Gorgonzola
Mixed Pizzettes- Margherita, Potato And Onion Or Mixed Vegetables Or Anchovy And Capers
Italian Samoosa With Choice Of Filling- Vegetarian Or Non Vegetarian


Chickpea Salad
Watermelon And Feta Salad (Seasonal)
Mixed Beans Salad
Mix Of Crudites – Vegetable Sticks With Homemade Dip
Mixed Green Salad
Cauliflower And Saffron Salad With Raisins
Potato, Capers And Olive Salad
Caprese Salad
Salmon Salad
Cous-Cous Salad
Potato And Tuna Salad
Spinach And Potato Salad
Potato With Fennel And Saffron
Mixed Grilled Vegetables
Grilled Zucchine With Mint
Cous- Cous With Stir Fried Veggies
Exotic Slaw (Seasonal With Mango)
Sauteed Cabbage Italian Style
Gorgonzola Pear Salad (Seasonal)

Hot Vegetables And Soups

Roasted Potato With Onion And Italian Herbs
Cauliflower Au Gratin
Sauteed Mushrooms Italian Style
Eggplant Parmigiana
Italian Lentils
Sauteed Peas And Carrots
Italian Caramelised Onions
Sauteed Broccoli Italian Style
Thai Curry With Cauliflower, Peppers, Zucchine
Oriental Carrot And Ginger Soup
Minestrone Soup
Fennel Soup
Leek And Potato Soup
Mushroom Soup

Pasta Salad

Basil Pesto, Sundried Tomato, Olives, Capers And Chilli
Mixed Grilled Vegetable
* Add On: Smoked Chicken, Tuna, Cured Meats Or Sausage

Warm Pasta

Pasta With Italian Style Prawns
Pasta With Prawn Garam Masala
Salmon Pasta With Cream Sauce
Pasta With Spicy Spanish Beans And Olives
Pasta With Zucchine, Onions And Mint
Pasta Putanesca With Olives
Pasta With Broccoli
Pasta With Sauteed Cabbage
Pasta With Fried Brinjal And Cherry Tomatoes
Lasagna Primavera Tomato Sauce And Olives
Lasagna Vegetariana (Spinach, Mushrooms, Mixed Vegetables)
Lasagna Bolognaise (Beef Or Lamb)

*Also Available In Gluten Free Pasta.


Chicken Cacciatora Sautéed With Pepper, Tomato, Olives And Onion Sauce
Chicken Alla Genovese Sautéed In Onion And Carrot Gravy
Italian Style Chicken And Mushroom Casserole (Truffle Optional)
Chicken Scaloppine With Red Wine And Prune Reduction
Chicken Scaloppine With Orange And Black Olive Sauce
Roasted Chicken With Italian Herbs
Chicken Involtini Stuffed With Mozzarella And Sage (Cured Meat Optional)
Beef Alla Genovese Slow Roasted And Braised In Onion And Carrot Gravy
Roast Beef With Italian Herbs
Spicy Minced Beef Ragout With Polenta
Beef Spezzatino With Green Pepper Sauce And Potato
Lamb Alla Genovese Slow Roasted And Braised In Onion And Carrot Gravy
Spicy Minced Lamb Ragout With Polenta
Prawns With Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes And White Wine Sauce
Sauteed Squid With Peas And Cherry Tomato
Baked Fish Fillet Or Whole With Italian Herbs And Garlic
Italian Style Mussel Pot
Mussel Au Gratin


Paneer Tikka Masala
Butter Paneer
Beans Curry
Potato And Peas Curry
Mushroom And Potato Curry
Lentils Curry
Red Lentils Stew
Chickpeas Curry
Lamb Curry
Chicken Curry
Butter Chicken
Prawns Curry
Fish Curry

*Served With Roti And Rice


Seasonal Fruit Platter With Mint
Fruit Salad
Cantucci Chocolate Tart
Cantucci Vanilla Tart
Amaretti Cheesecake *Egg Free Optional
Caprese Cake
Carrot Cake
Chocolate Brownies
Sponge Cake With Custard
Amaretti Ice Cream Cake
Blueberry Jam Cake
Orange Compote Tart *Egg Free Optional
Custard And Fruit Tart
Nutella Tart *Egg Free Optional
Pandoro Marscapone
Grape Jam Tart *Egg Free Optional
Grape Jam Tarallini *Egg Free Optional
Panettone Italian Fruit Cake
Italian Bread Pudding
Amaretti Soft Cookies
Cantucci Biscottis
Confetti Gluten Free Sugar Coated Candies

*Served With Ice Cream, Cream Or Fruit Preserves



Frittatine - Mini Baked Egg Tartlets With Mixed Veggie Fillings
Vegetarian Skewers - Cherry Tomato, Mozzarella And Olives With Basil Pesto
Non Vegetarian Skewers - Cocktail Sausage, Mushroom And Cherry Tomato/Onion
Finger Sandwiches - Egg Salad, Tuna Salad, Sundried Tomato With Mozzarella
Italian Style Mini Wraps - Tuna Salad And Greens Or Sundried Tomato Relish, Mozzarella And Greens Or Smoked Chilli Relish, Mozzarella And Greens
Croissants - Scrambled Eggs And Rocket, Cured Meat, Mozzarella And Rocket, Salmon And Cottage Cheese With Spring Onions
Polenta Corn Bread Crostini
Muesli With Yoghurt And Seasonal Fruit Salad- Individual Portions
Croissants With Fruit Preserves, Cheese Or Nutella
Selection Of Mini Cake Bites- Carrot, Chocolate, Blueberry
Yoghurt Tart With Italian Preserves Or Nutella
Spongecake With Custard And Fresh Fruit
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter

Brunch / Lunch

Pizzette Platter- Margherita, Potato And Onion With Black Olives, Mixed Veggies
Quiche With Mixed Vegetables
Mixed Vegetable Platter- Mushroom Au Gratin, Grilled Zucchine With Mint, Grilled Brinjal Involtini, Polpette (Vegetarian Fritters With Spicy Tomato Sauce)
Mixed Meat Platter- Cured Kudu, Lamb Polpette With Yoghurt, Herbed Chicken Skewers
Filled Mini Pita- Vegetarian Or Non Vegetarian
Mixed Platter Of Salads- Pasta Salads, Exotic Slaw, Chickpeas And Cucumber With Mint, Couscous Salad, Rice Salad, Mix Crudites
Conchiglioni Filled With Bolognese- Pasta Shells With Vegetarian Or Non Vegetarian Filling
Lasagna Bites Vegetarian Or Non Vegetarian
Mixed Home Made Breads Filled With Cheeses, Olives Or Chilli
Mini Bunny Chow With A Choice Of Filling. (Vegetarian Or Non Vegetarian)
Italian Samoosas With A Choice Of Filling. (Vegetarian Or Non Vegetarian)


Carrot Cake Bites
Chocolate Brownie Bites
Seasonal Fruit Skewers With Mint
Custard Tartlets With Fruit
Crostata Wth Fruit Preserves
Cheesecake Shots
Ciambelloni With Jam/Chocolate
Crepes With Nutella Or Jam