The problem with oversized canapés

Canapés are so delicious that you’d think the larger ones would be a good thing. But you’d be wrong. I discovered this to my detriment the other night at one of those networky, work-related dos where people talk up what they do to complete strangers then swap business cards.

Making small talk with someone you’ve never met in these sorts of settings is hard at the best of times, but when you make the mistake of taking an outsized chicken skewer dipped in satay sauce from a passing tray of canapés, it all gets a whole lot harder.

The problem with oversized canapes

In a crowded room, with no flat surface to put things down on, a champagne glass in hand, and handbag cast over a shoulder, how does one eat a dribbly chicken skewer or a larger-than-mini burger while maintaining a sensible conversation and air of cool professionalism?

The answer is: one doesn’t, and that’s why any canapés (especially those featuring sauce) that cannot be picked up in one hand, popped into the mouth in one go and eaten in a matter of seconds should be most assiduously AVOIDED!

2 thoughts on “The problem with oversized canapés

  1. Oh my goodness – I couldn’t agree more with this post. I have been to so many networking events this year, where they think a suitable canapé is some kind of ‘crispy chicken wing’, usually in a bbq sauce.

    How the hell are you supposed to eat that, have a conversation and keep looking professional at the same time?!

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