Delicious Alternate Drop Packages For sit-down dining

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.


Both styles of Plated Packages are inclusive of 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: wait staff, serviceware and equipment are itemised on your quote depending on the number of guests attending your event.


Alternate Drop Sample Menus


Alternate Drop Entrées

choose 2


12 hour Beef Short Ribs
fresh cabbage, carrot Asian slaw, chilli & lime (GF)

Chicken & Proscuito
breast medallions, crispy proscuito, coz lettuce, hollandaise sauce (GF)

Prawn & Corn Fritters
deep fried quinelles, tomato & chilli salsa, guacamole & lemon

Salt & Pepper Calamari
Garlic aioli, rocket salad w crispy fried chilli & Parsley (GF)

Grilled Lamb Kibbeh
roasted cherry tomatoes, marinated fetta & rocket (GF)

Tasmanian Salmon Croquettes
hollandaise sauce, herb salad, citrus

Crispy Skin Pork belly
Vietnamese shredded vegetable salad, chilli & Hanoi sauce (GF)

Herbed Lamb Cutlet Milanese (1)
sweet tomato relish, rocket salad, lemon wedge

Seared Canadian Scallops
honey glazed pancetta, celeriac puree, micro salad (GF)


~ All meals are served w fresh white bread rolls & butter portions ~



Alternate Drop Mains

choose 2


Scotch Fillet of Beef
potato puree, green beans, bordelaise sauce (GF)

Tasmanian Salmon Fillet
Vietnamese salad of lime pickled vegetables, snow peas, chilli & soy glaze (GF)

Chicken Breast Supreme
tri-colour pepperonata, broccolini, parmesan polenta, crispy fried basil (GF)

Otway Free Range Pork Belly
crispy skin, baked green apples, quince sauce, herb salad w orange (GF)

Dukkah Lamb Loin & Fetta
swede & olive oil puree, creamed fetta cheese, pistachios, beetroot & cucumber salad (GF)

New Zealand Crispy Fried Rockling Fillets
nicoise salad of beans, fennel, whole eggs & caper tartare

Peppered Eye fillet
French fries, béarnaise sauce (GF)  or  alternative – gorgonzola cream, w chives (GF)

Herbed Lamb Cutlet Milanese (2)
eggplant babaganoush, rocket salad, sweet tomato relish, lemon wedge



Alternate Drop Desserts

Our Signature Desserts are the perfect way finish off your meal. Select two of our decadent desserts, hand-made and set to impress.


Citrus Bombalini
Italian Donut Bombalini balls, citrus cream, pistachio sugar crumble

Raspberry Eton Mess (GF)
Smashed meringues, white chocolate, vanilla cream

Belgium Chocolate Almond Truffle Slice (GF)
Dowsed in rum, raisins & orange zested ice cream


Sweet Canapés

Sweet Canapés

Our ‘Signature’ Petit Fours


Petit Citrus Curd, Lime shavings

Doce de Leite (Caramel) & Macadamia

 White Chocolate Mousse w Raspberries & Coconut

Belgium Chocolate Brownie, drizzled w Dark Chocolate (GF)

Mini Sticky Dates w Doce de Leite & Iranian Dates (GF)

Pistachio Cream Tartlet