Hors D'oeuvres: 5 French Appetisers to Have at Your Party

Hors D'oeuvres: 5 French Appetisers to Have at Your Party

| Delifrance Singapore

From functions to parties and social gatherings, food typically adds the finishing touch, elevating the occasion and bringing guests together. The best kind of party food not only whets the appetite, but also entices the taste buds, taking individuals on a culinary journey that transforms the dining experience. This is where hors d’oeuvres shine – they are small, delectable dishes served as appetisers before a meal or as standalone snacks. Originating from French cuisine, hors d’oeuvres come in a variety of forms that showcase diverse flavours, textures and ingredients. Let’s explore five types of hors d’oeuvres sure to take your party to the next level! 

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Mini Tart Canapés

Versatile, appealing and convenient, canapés consist of a base (often bread or crackers) finished with various savoury or sweet toppings. These intricate little starters offer a perfect balance of flavours, textures and colours, appealing to a wide range of palates. Thanks to their bite-sized nature, guests can sample a blend of flavours without feeling overwhelmed by a full meal. At Délifrance, our mini tart canapés are guaranteed to liven up any event. Choose from a myriad of toppings including chicken mayo, egg mayo, seafood mayo, tuna mayo and smoked salmon.

Cheese Platter

Cheese Platter

For all the cheese lovers out there, this hor d’oeuvre remains a hot favourite. Cheese platters feature a carefully curated selection of cheeses, usually accompanied by complementary elements such as crackers, bread, fruits, nuts and condiments like honey or chutney. Known for their versatility in creating an abundance of delightful pairings, cheese platters serve as a convenient and customisable option for hosts. Furthermore, these savoury delicacies are great for encouraging social interaction and conversation among guests as they sample and discuss the different cheeses and accompaniments. 

Fruit Tartlets

Mini Fruit Tartlets

While some adults never outgrow their love for sweets, fruit tartlets offer a healthier yet tasty alternative to traditional sugary confectionery. As their name suggests, fruit tartlets are miniature pastry shells filled with a creamy custard or pastry cream and topped with assorted fresh fruits. With their elegant presentation and burst of refreshing flavours, these sweet indulgences provide an exquisite contrast between the crispness of the pastry shell, the richness of the cream and the natural sweetness of fresh fruits. If you’re planning to incorporate fruit tartlets at your party without the hassle of preparation, look no further than Délifrance. Our mini fruit tartlets are fresh, sweet and juicy and come in strawberry, kiwi and peach options. Leverage our party food delivery services and have these delicate bites delivered right to your doorstep! 

Mini Croque Monsieur

Mini Croque Monsieur

As bite-sized renditions of the classic French sandwich, croque monsieur features small squares of bread layered with ham, cheese and béchamel sauce, toasted or baked to golden perfection. The combination of savoury ham, melted cheese and creamy béchamel sauce creates a harmonious blend of flavours and textures that are sure to impress. Offering a sophisticated twist on a beloved French dish no doubt makes this hor d’oeuvre a crowd-pleaser among guests with diverse tastes. 



An interesting spin on the well-beloved pizza, Pissaladière is a traditional French dish originating from the Provence region. While it might resemble a pizza, the flavours and ingredients used are more distinct. These delectable snacks come with a thin crust topped with caramelised onions, anchovies, olives and herbs like thyme and sometimes garlic. You can even get creative and experiment with other toppings of your choice! With its rich and savoury profile, which pairs well with various drinks and appetisers, Pissaladière is a standout choice at parties. At Délifrance, our mini pizza baguettes are delicious replicas of the Pissaladière. Take advantage of our party food delivery in Singapore and enjoy pizza baguettes topped with chicken, ham, onion, green capsicum and more!

Designed to stimulate the palate, hors d’oeuvres not only serve as a prelude to the main meal but also facilitate social interaction and conversation among guests as they mingle and enjoy these delightful culinary offerings. Hors d’oeuvres are the ultimate indulgence to any party spread, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

Ready to take your event to new heights? Consider Délifrance’s party food platter. We provide a comprehensive collection of appetising French pastries that prioritise quality and are made to perfection. Order yours now!