Lately i was suffering  to some recipes where in i encountered this word canapé recipes.My increased curiosity led us to a hotel themed with canape cuisine.

canapé is a small, prepared and usually decorative food, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite.

Because they are often served during cocktail hours, it is often desired that a canapé be either salty or spicy, in order to encourage guests to drink more. A canapé may also be referred to as finger food, although not all finger foods are canapés. Crackers or small slices of bread or toast or puff pastry, cut into various shapes, serve as the base for savory butters or pastes, often topped with a “canopy”

The French started offering canapés to their guests in the 18th century, and the English adopted the practice at the end of the following century. One modern version of the canapé is the amuse-bouche. Amuse-bouche literally means “mouth amuser” but is translated more delicately as “palate pleaser”

Being a vegetarian few canape recipes go well with cocktails are:- Tomato tarte tatins and Mini lemon Tarlets.