The French-named canapé is a type of hors d’œuvre / appetizer / starter. Canapés are generally bite-sized, decorative finger-food items which consist of small pieces of bread / puff pastry / cracker or similar, topped with savoury food. At weddings and parties, serving canapés and drinks is often a great way to get your guests together and talking, and bridge the hunger gap until the main meal is served.
Canapés are incredibly flexible and allow for great creativity. The endless combinations of toppings allow you to serve a variety so that all your guests will find at least one favourite.
Great canapés can be a memorable and impressive part of any meal / party, and they can also be very economical too.