Delicious Single or Alternate Drop Packages For sit-down dining

Take a seat. Let’s Eat.

There are some occasions where plated meals are perfect for your formal gathering. Burgers and chips simply will not do, and the food you eat should be representative of the event. This is why Going Gourmet provide the best dinner party catering Melbourne has to offer. We have pleased all of our customers, and we want to please you too.


We offer a traditional alternate drop service that is a popular pick for all formal events, such as weddings or a dinner party anywhere in Melbourne. We also offer a new shared format service that is an entertaining and conversation evoking way to conduct a formal sit down meal. They allow your guests to taste a variety of our delicious meals rather than the traditional alternate drop that often accompany a sit down function.


We aim to provide exceptional meals, with a premium catering service. This allows you to sit back with piece of mind that your event is well looked after, allowing you to enjoy the perks along with your guests.


With both styles of Plated Packages we provide fabulous chefs* to cook your mouth watering meal. We also provide wait staff to serve your guests, porcelain plates, polished stainless steel cutlery, serviceware and all the equipment we require.*


We have great options for you to choose from

Our delicious Plated Main packages are a fantastic idea for all sorts of sit down events. They are ideal for weddings, premium dining experiences, dinner parties, birthdays and get-togethers. There are 4 common scenarios we recommend:

  • Roaming Canapés, Entrées and Main Course
  • Roaming Canapés and Main Course
  • Roaming Canapés, Shared Entrée and Main Course
  • Roaming Canapés and Main Course

If you are looking to have a fabulous night out and really impress your guests, then our Melbourne catering service is for you. Feel free to either give us a call at (03) 9543 8810 or send us an email.
*Please note: chefs, wait staff, serviceware and equipment are itemised on your quote depending on the number of guests attending your event.


Plated Menu

You can either select a ‘Single Drop’ of one menu choice served to all guests, or ‘Alternate Drop’ of two menu choices served alternatively to all guests. Mains are always accompanied by 2 cool sides and 1 hot side served to the middle of the tables, as well as dinner rolls & butter.




– Artichoke Ricotta and Truffle oil Tortellini, roast king brown mushrooms, tomato olive oil emulsion, basil (V)
– Prawn and Rockling Dumpling, turmeric and galangal sauce, shaved coconut, chilli & herb salad
– Tea smoked Duck Breast, maple glaze, watermelon & fetta salad with basil and toasted pepitos (GF)
– Slow Roast Pork Belly, kohlrabi & apple slaw, rocket, vincotto & crispy crackling (GF)
– Shaved Wagyu Bresaola – fresh horseradish crème fraiche, rocket & watercress, parmesan, pickled radish, dried tomato (GF)





BEEF – Select your cut
All of our beef cuts are sourced as locally as possible
– Grass Fed “Angus” Beef Eye Fillet (GF)
– Grass Fed “Angus” Beef Porterhouse (GF)
– Grass Fed Aged “Angus” Beef Flat Iron Steak (GF)
– Grass Fed Ribeye 350gm (GF)
Served with steamed green beans & Chimichurri sauce


Our lamb cuts are Victorian pasture fed
– Roasted Gippsland Rump of Lamb (GF)
– 8hr Slow Roasted Western Victoria Lamb Shoulder (GF)
Served with Garden pea puree, parsley, mint, shallot & hazelnut salad


– Herb roasted Free Range Chicken Breast & Confit Leg (GF)
Served with crisp black cabbage, tomato & tarragon vinaigrette
– Star Anise Orange & Plum Glaze Confit Duck Leg (GF)
Served steamed bok choi & chilli


Sustainably Sourced Australian Fish, all fillets are boneless skin on
– N.T. Humpty Doo Barramundi fillet (GF)
– Tasmanian Huon Atlantic Salmon (GF)
– Murray River Aquna Cod (GF)
– S.A. Port Lincoln Yellow Tail Kingfish (GF)
Served with sweet corn puree, red miso & young ginger vinaigrette, fresh lime


Shared Sides

Shared Cold Sides


– Baked Ricotta, candied walnuts & iceberg lettuce, pickled breakfast radish & lemon vinaigrette (V, GF)
– Honey and Lemon Roast Pumpkin Salad with hummus, pepita seeds, pomegranate, fetta and olive oil (V, GF)
– Grain Salad with du puy lentils, red quinoa, chickpeas, soaked currants, rocket leaves, pine nuts, herbs and Dijon dressing (VG, GF)
– Mixed Garden Salad Leaves, oven dried cherry tomatoes, sherry vinaigrette (VG, GF)
– Crisp Broccolini, cauliflower rice, buttermilk dressing, toasted almond & pomegranate syrup (V, GF)


Shared Hot Sides


– Roast Chat Potatoes tossed with tarragon & parsley butter, sea salt (V, GF)
– Roasted Green Beans on hummus, cumin spiced macadamia & oat granola (VG)
– Baked Mozzarella Polenta Chips, paprika salt, salsa verde, crisp garlic (V, GF)
– Steamed Nicola Potatoes, salsa agresto (VG, GF)
– Oven Roast Sweet Potatoes with grilled scallions, red chilli, dried figs & tahini yogurt dressing (V, GF)


Canapes on Arrival

Canapes on Arrival

Our fabulous Canapes on Arrival menu allows you to add canapes on as a starter/entrée for your guests to enjoy before digging in to the main BBQ Buffet spread!


Select 5 Cool / Hot Canapes


Cool Canapes

– Rare Beef Tataki, tonkatsu sauce, daikon & sesame on a cassava cracker (GF)
– Herbed Blinis with onion jam, dried prosciutto and Meredith goats curd (GF)
– Savoury Mini Cone, Vietnamese chicken salad, crispy shallots
– Salmon, Cucumber & Pickled Ginger, burnt chilli kewpie on prawn cracker (GF)
– Smoked Rainbow Trout tortilla, Tassie salmon caviar, dill (GF)
– Prawn, Flying Fish Roe, avocado mousse, chilli sugar salt on wonton crisp (GF)
– Caramelised Onion Scroll, Pulled Chicken, parsley & shallot salad
– Yuzu Kingfish Ceviche with Szechuan on sushi rice, wakame salad (GF)


Hot Canapes

– Steak & Polenta Chip – grilled rare sirloin steak, crisp polenta chip, ‘bearnaise’ mayo (GF)
– Arancini – pumpkin & taleggio – chorizo & mozzarella – green pea, lemon & fontina (V)
– Crystal Bay Prawn & Lemongrass Gyoza, spring onion & burnt chilli dipping sauce
– Mac n Cheese Croquettes – harissa aioli (V, GF)
– Mini Grilled Zucchini Charcoal Bun Slider, siracha kale & red pepper (V)
– Warm Savoury Crab Donuts, fennel, rosemary salt, preserved orange & chive aioli
– Beetroot Tarte Tatin, whipped fetta, vincotto onion (V)
– Jalapeno Poppers stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in pancetta (GF)