Tailor made Special spring portable dining menu at R350 per person excluding vat

Drink on arrival

Peach and berry white wine spritzer garnished with freshly picked mint

Canapé served on designer plates according to your theme or colour scheme

Mini black taco with pulled chicken, cilantro apple cabbage slaw and garnished with avo salsa

Beef salad roll-up with cucumber, celery and carrot served with sesame dressing

Falafel on a bamboo skewer served with chilli and avo dip (v)

Mini mushroom crepe rolls topped with wild mushrooms and chopped herbs (v)

Edible spoon with whipped blue cheese, red onion and thyme confit (v)

Green pancake topped with beetroot cured salmon and horseradish cream, beetroot relish and balsamic pearls

Macadamia nut crusted chicken skewers served in a mini glass pot with lime and mango salsa, garnished with baby herbs

Bowl food passed around

Mediterranean lamb slider served on sesame seed roll with tzatziki, red capsicum and roasted tomatoes

Bamboo cones with salt and pepper calamari topped with chilli mango salsa

Thai flank fillet served on chilli noodles and garnished with deep-fried noodles and spring onion

Vegetarian – we will cater for 10% of the guest

Pumpkin green curry served on jasmine rice and garnished with basil leaves

For the sweet tooth

Passed around

Passion fruit panna cotta topped with passion fruit pulp, pineapple and mango salsa

Chocolate meringue s’mores tart







Tailor made Special Spring Plated Menu at R450 per person excluding vat

Valid till 31 November 2019

Drink on arrival

Summer white wine spritzer garnished with summer fruit, fresh mint and edible flowers

Plated starter – please choose 1 option

Torn mozzarella ball on a spread off whipped hummus topped with marinated heirloom tomatoes, a lemon dressing and a sumac sprinkle

Herb pancakes with whipped lime ricotta and edamame beans and pomegranate jewels

Feta pannacotta with roasted butternut salsa and black pepper tuile, dusted in gold dust

Swirls of Parma ham and melon topped with fresh rocket and drizzled with balsamic reduction

Plated main course – choose 1 option – (choice main course we will charge an additional R75 per person excluding vat)

Balsamic beef fillet medallion served with a pea and potato cake, baby stem carrots and pea puree topped with a tomato, avocado and corn salsa, drizzled with a herb jus

Thai fish cakes served on roasted sweet potato discs and baby stem carrots topped with an avocado, corn, cucumber salsa and fresh coriander

Herbed stuffed chicken breast drizzled with a basil pesto cream sauce served on summer cous-cous with edamame topped with pea shoots and pomegranate seeds

Vegetarian option – we will cater for 10% of the guests

Spinach tart with stuffed mushroom and pan fried baby stem vegetables, drizzled with sage cream sauce and garnished with fresh rocket and beetroot leaves

Stuffed sweet potato with chickpeas and broccoli pesto served on pan fried mushrooms and sautéed asparagus

Dessert – choose 1 option

Individual salted caramel pavlova served with vanilla bean ice cream and rum-spiked pineapple compote, garnished with freshly picked mint

Passion fruit pannacotta topped with brunoises of pineapple, mango and kiwi, garnished with pineapple crisps, edible flowers and freshly picked mint



Menu is valid till 31 November 2019

Tailor made summer canapé menu at R265 per person excluding vat

Drink on arrival

Summer white wine spritzer garnished with fresh berries, lemon slices and edible flowers

We will pass around canapé on designer plates according to your theme or colour scheme

Polenta squares topped with cocktail tomato, basil pesto drizzled with balsamic reduction (v)

White spoon with asian marinated tuna topped with wasabi cream, soy pearls, pickled ginger and nori dust

Mini taco topped with smoky chipotle chicken topped with pineapple salsa served off fresh limes

Falafel served with a chili avocado dip topped with tomato and avocado salsa

Tumeric, spinach and sweet potato rosti with hummus, thinly sliced beef topped with caramelized onion

Herb pancake with chilli and lime butter and hot smoked salmon with lemon pearls and beetroot micro herbs

Bang-kick prawns served in a spoon with mango, chilli and shredded basil

Edible spoon with whipped blue cheese topped with red onion and thyme confit (v)

Homemade lamb pop served on a bamboo skewer with green herb dipping sauce and garnished with pomegranate salsa

Mini butternut and sage arancini served with a burnt sage butter sauce (v)

Something for the sweet tooth passed around:

Chocolate pavlova with cream and fresh berries

Coconut yoghurt and passion fruit brulee tarts





The 6th annual By Word of Mouth Festive Market takes place on

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of October at The Polo Room, Inanda Club, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Established by Karen Short in 1993, By Word of Mouth has built a reputation far and wide for producing the most talked about, polished events and parties in South Africa. Voted Best Caterer in the Best of Joburg Reader’s Choice Awards in 19 years in a row, among other prestigious awards, By Word of Mouth has perfected the art of food and entertainment. The company offers from unique designer menus featuring exquisite food selections and tastes to complete event management.

Karen now brings her excellence, experience and special touch to her own annual event. If there’s one market you go to before the silly season hits, The Festive Market must be it! The popular event has fast gained a reputation over the last 5 years for being highly organised, fun and an absolute must-visit.

“We want to give visitors the best experience possible,” she explains. “We pride ourselves on attention to detail and have once again chosen high-end goods and made sure to offer amazing food, decor and entertainment. We’ve had such great feedback from our guests and each year we improve on the year before!” Plus, it’s fun for the whole family— kids are catered for with a jumping castle so that moms and dads can browse, eat and sip their G&T’s.

The market attracts hundreds of visitors each year who come to buy gorgeous gifts and spoil themselves with wares from the carefully curated vendors.  Around 40 stalls will include unique, goods such as lovely jewellery, fashionable clothes and pretty accessories as well as divine décor and gorgeous gifts.

Fabulous  food will be available to buy for those who become peckish during their shopping.

Browse the Festive Market taking in the delightful ambience and all it has to offer.

The Market  is from 9:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday 5th and 10:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday 6th October. Entrance to the Market is R70 at the door.


To book tickets: email zelda.Nhapi@bywordofmouth.co.za

Tel: 011 553 7600

Visit www.bywordofmouth.co.za for more information.





Tailor made menu for Rugby world cup in Japan 2019 at R450 per person excluding vat

On arrival

Dry snacks displayed for guests to help themselves at R110 per person excluding vat


Dry wors

Peri-peri cashew nuts

Prawn crisps

Japanese dried pea snack

Japanese wasabi nuts

Deep-fried seaweed

Mini savoury rice cakes

Sesame coated peanuts

Canapés passed around on arrival on Japanese inspired plates

Mini pork bao buns served in mini Chinese steamers

Spicy beef “fortune cookies” with a cherry chilli sauce to dip, garnished with micro herbs

Vegetable dim sum served with a sesame soy dipping sauce

Panko prawn skewers served with a nim jam dressing

We will set up stations for guests to help themselves

Sushi station at R110 per person excluding vat

A selection of assorted gourmet sushi, this includes salmon, prawns, crab and vegetarian:

California rolls

Fashion sandwiches

Assorted handrolls



Accompanied by soy sauce, wasabi and sweet pickled ginger

Vases filled with chopsticks and piles of bamboo boats for guests to use

We will do an 8m long yakitori braai station for guests to help themselves – watch while the chef cooks your delicious yakitori skewers

Chicken and scallion yakitori

Beef yakitori

Lamb yakitori

Served with yakitori sauce

Interactive Japanese pancake “Okonomiyaki”

Large paella pan with Japanese pancake, topped with Japanese mayonnaise

Japanese Wok station

Fried from woks with an assortment of flavors combined to create the perfect take away Chinese box – (Chinese boxes will be quoted separately – or you can do rice bowls)

Served with toppings that include:

Chicken chow mein

Sesame beef fillet strips with mushroom and mange tout

Vegetable chow mein – we will do 10% vegetarian

Egg fried rice

Chilli noodles

Hoisen plum sauce

Chilli oil

Sesame soy dressing


Dessert display

Mini Japanese cheesecake topped with fresh berries

Green tea infused panna cotta dusted with praline and served with fresh seasonal fruit

Japanese doughnut

Mini amarula crème brulee topped with pistachio praline crust

Mini milktart profiterole dipped in chocolate




Spring Braai Menu at R400 per person excluding VAT

Serve from the braai:

Marinated salmon skewers served with a lemongrass dressing

Deboned sumac, zatar and lemon chicken thigh skewers

Minted lamb cutlets served with salsa verde

Grilled corn topped with a chili and lime butter

Served with:

Crispy potato wedges with garlic, lemon and rosemary

Chunky roasted butternut salad served on a bed of wild rocket and garnished with pumpkin seeds and drizzled with mustard vinaigrette

Roasted vegetable and chickpea quinoa salad drizzled with a lime dressing and garnished with pomegranate seeds

Fine green beans and snow peas salad drizzled with a homemade hazelnut and orange dressing

Avocado halves filled with marinated bocconcini and tomato, drizzled with balsamic reduction

Ciabatta “braai broodjie” with pesto, mozzarella and caramelized onion served on wooden boards

For the sweet tooth

Large pavlova filled with whipped cream, pineapple, kiwi, passion fruit and berries garnish with freshly picked mint

Frozen lemon cake topped with crystalized lemon zest and edible flowers





Classic afternoon tea for Woman’s day at R265 per person excluding VAT

We will do a beautiful display with different levelled stands incorporating your colour scheme

Selection of sandwiches including:

Smoked salmon sandwiches with whipped cream cheese
Roast beef and horseradish sandwiches
Devilled egg mayo sandwiches with micro herbs
Cucumber sandwiches with yuzu and chive butter
Bloody mary shrimp sandwiches with avocado butter
Coronation chicken sandwiches with pickled red onion
Red wine poached pear stilton and endive on walnut bread
Chicken liver parfait with thyme and onion confit and fluted brioche

Assorted scones including:

Classic scones and fruited scones with jam and clotted cream
Triple cheese scones with whipped mustard butter
Chocolate and cherry scones with kirsch and vanilla Chantilly cream
Chocolate and peanut butter delices garnish with honey-roasted peanuts

Passionfruit meringue tarts
Lemon polenta madeleines

Mini mocha cakes with meringue butter cream dusted with cocoa

St Clements posset topped with orange segments served with basil sable
Buttermilk pannacotta with strawberry compote and orange crumble


Plated Breakfast menu at R300 per person excluding VAT

Starters – Please select one option

Yoghurt panna cotta served with homemade granola and roasted strawberries topped with edible flowers and freshly picked mint

Gingered Strawberries with Greek yoghurt, melon, and pistachios topped with black sesame seeds and a swirl of honey

Individual granola tart with double thick yoghurt, pile of fresh berries and a swirl of honey garnished with edible flowers drizzled with a berry coulis

Breakfast parfait of yoghurt, homemade muesli and summer berry coulis served in a martini glass garnished with mint and served with fruit and nut biscotti

Wooden boards per table

Mini health muffins topped with pumpkin seeds

Mini apple cinnamon roses dusted with icing sugar

Homemade date balls

Main course plated – please select 1 option

Individual white Chinese bowls with Shashuka eggs garnished with Parmesan shavings and chopped herbs served with toasted ciabatta shards

Zucchini cakes topped with poached eggs and homemade hummus served with roasted vine tomatoes, drizzled with basil pesto

The ultimate breakfast bagel – topped with fried egg, red pepper pesto, rocket and tomato – (crispy bacon – optional)

Smoked salmon frittata topped with hot smoked salmon drizzled with a homemade cheese sauce and micro herbs

Smashed avocado on sour dough toast topped with roasted balsamic vine tomatoes, crumbled feta – (bacon shard – optional)

Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, Hollandaise and mushroom skewers topped with fresh rocket

Freshly made corn cake topped with scrambled eggs and a drizzle of pesto topped with swirls of smoked salmon




Tailor made menu for Women’s day lunch at R450 per person excluding VAT

Warm hearty harvest table

We will set up a station with different levelled stands for guest to help themselves

Avocado butter on bruschetta with roasted cocktail tomatoes

Pea, za’atar and feta fritters

Courgette baba ganoush

Hot charred cherry tomatoes with cold yoghurt topped with chilli and crushed black pepper

Hot dips including:

Spinach and artichoke gratin

Cauliflower gratin

Roast chicken with sumac, zatar and lemon

Thai fish cakes served on Asian coleslaw garnished with lemon wedges and fresh herbs

New potatoes with peas and coriander

Roasted aubergine topped with a curried yoghurt sauce and garnished with pomegranate seeds

Tomato carpaccio with ginger and spring onion salsa

Roasted beetroot with yoghurt and preserved lemon

Two bean and lime salad drizzled with lemon dressing

Something sweet

Spiced apple cake dusted with icing sugar served with whipped cream

Mint and pistachio chocolate fridge cake squares

Mini lemon posset topped with fresh berries

Sweet and salty cheesecakes topped with cherry compote





Special winter plated menu @ R450 per person excluding VAT
Cutlery and crockery included in the menu – valid until 31 July
For 20 guests and up. Offer applies for all days excluding public holidays.
On arrival 
Apple mulled white wine garnished with cinnamon, lemon and apple slices
Plated Starter – please select 1 option
Creamy cauliflower soup with crumbled blue cheese and poached red wine pears garnished with cracked black pepper and topped with a cheese twist
Thai salmon cake served on Asian coleslaw topped with fresh coriander and beetroot micro leaves
Butternut gnocchi topped with burnt sage butter garnished with parmesan shavings and deep-fried sage
Pea, za’atar and feta fritters topped with roasted butternut, caramelised onion and avocado, balsamic reduction topped with fresh rocket
Plated Main course – please select 1 option – (we will charge an additional R75 per person excluding VAT for a choice main course)
Deboned lamb shank with a pea puree, potato croquette, roasted winter vegetables drizzled with lamb jus and deep-fried mint
Caprese stuffed balsamic chicken breast served on lyonnaise potatoes, drizzled with a balsamic reduction, pan fried asparagus topped with deep-fried basil and sun-dried tomato oil
Black west coast mussels, corn, sweetcorn fritters, green oil and chorizo
Vegetarian – we will cater for 10% of the guests
Roasted aubergine with curried yoghurt served on herbed quinoa garnished with pomegranate seeds, coriander pesto and fresh rocket
Fettuccini with spiced cherry tomato sauce topped with parmesan shavings and fresh basil
Plated Dessert – please select 1 option
Individual apple Tarte Tatin served with honeycomb, cinnamon ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with thinly sliced dried apple discs
Sweet and salty cheesecake served in a martini glass topped with cherry compote and hazelnut crumble
Naartjie malva pudding drizzled with a naartjie syrup served with a mini jug of citrus custard and garnished with edible flowers