Small, decorative pieces of bread (toasted or untoasted) that are topped with a savory garnish such as anchovy, cheese or some type of spread. Crackers or pastry may also be used as a base. Canapé may be simple or elaborate, hot or cold. They’re usually served as an appetizer with cocktails. The word “anapé” is French for “couch.” See also hors D’oeuvre.