Finger foods have always been an all-time favorite and an overall hit for all hotel events. That being as a welcome in the lobby for guests, small table appetizers for a party or a mingling business event. A tasty set up with bite-size snacks is a great way to get the party and conversation started. The stations can be adapted in size and many times it’s a fantastic way to spark interaction between your waiters and guests as they many times walk around offering them. These 10 favorite finger foods are delicious, easy to put together and can be paired with all sorts of spirits, beer or wine.
Cheesy Sausage Roll-Ups
This southwestern taste only requires 5 ingredients but in one bite you can capture many delicious tastes. While it’s crunchy on the outside from the tortilla it’s soft and savory inside from the sausage. Many people add jalapeno on top or dried tomato for an additional kick.
Cheesy Potato Skins
A rich, creamy and smoky combination made of simple ingredients that mix together wonderfully. The rule is simple, the cheesier the better. You can choose a mix between cheddar, swiss and cream cheese for the deluxe mix while adding a touch of crispy bacon and fresh jalapenos. Some choose to sprinkle a little bit of barbecue sauce on top to make them extra smokey.
Bacon Bow Tie Crackers
The name pretty much explains it all, a fun and delicious salty treat that goes great with beer. An unsalted cracker wrapped with a thin piece of bacon in the middle to give it that bow-tie effect. Some add butter to smooth out the cracker and give it additional taste.
Caprese Salad Bruschetta
A twist on the classic Caprese salad that we all love so much. A vibrant fresh flavor that combines rich mozzarella, cherry tomato, fresh basil and a touch of balsamic and olive oil. All that in a bite-size bruschetta that can be served on a crostini as an additional option. This flavor-packed topper is tasty and juicy.
Melon, Mozzarella, and Prosciutto Skewers
The best way to mix sweet and salty. These skewers are texturally satisfying and are full of flavor. Served slightly chilled it’s a great Summer treat that goes great with wines and spirits. They are colorful and it’s a creative take on the melon salad while combining it with meat and cheese flavors.
Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey
Popularly used in salads as a replacement for croutons these crunchy balls with a creamy filling are bite-sized bits of heaven. For goat cheese lovers these are the best combination of tart, strong yet whipped and smooth all in one. These perfectly fried cheese balls are served with a sprinkle of fresh chives and dried crushed red pepper and a delicate pour of honey for an extra kick.
Broccoli-and-Cheddar Mini Quiches
A true party classic and a fun take on the old fashioned broccoli quiche. These muffin-sized mini quiches are a great morning brunch to late-night snack that removes the need for pie pan or pastry dough and replaces it with a fluffy and healthy treat. Other vegetables or meat can be added to make it more of a dinner appetizer.
Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Crostini
This savory hors d’oeuvre is crunchy with a warm and savory topping. The crostini serves the perfect base for the lightly seasoned mushrooms and warm caramelized onion on top. These fancy treats go great with red wines and are fantastic salty treats to be served before dinner.
Mini Corn Cakes with Smoked Salmon
Warm and sweet combined with salty and fresh. This combination of ingredients is a yummy garnish that can be served all day. You can add a couple of drops of lemon and some sour cream with chives on top in order to tie up the range of flavors. The corn cake has a fluffy texture which really balances out the softness of the salmon.
A Mediterranean style appetizer that encompasses the traditional greek salad flavor in a bite. This savory goodness features tomato, kalamata olives, feta cheese and a base of your choice. That being crackers, crostini or even small breadsticks. The tomato is lightly grilled to give that smokey twist while the strong taste from the feta and olives give it the twist. You can add a couple of leaves of arugula to it as well.
There you have it 10 colorful and flavorful finger foods that encompass and bring to life all tastes and textures in one bite. Add life to your hotel lobby, VIP pool area, pre-buffet seating, etc. with these delicious treats.