Valrhona raspberry vegan petits fours from the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. These tiny desserts typically require great skill to craft. Photo: Grand Hyatt
Valrhona raspberry vegan petits fours from the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. These tiny desserts typically require great skill to craft. Photo: Grand Hyatt

The history of petits fours, the mini French desserts that require huge skill to make

  • The petit four comes from 19th-century France, when chefs baked tiny treats using the residual heat from their ovens, according to some food historians
  • Others say they originated in the reign of French king Louis IV. Whatever the truth, they are a fine-dining staple meant to leave diners with a lasting memory

Valrhona raspberry vegan petits fours from the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. These tiny desserts typically require great skill to craft. Photo: Grand Hyatt
Valrhona raspberry vegan petits fours from the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. These tiny desserts typically require great skill to craft. Photo: Grand Hyatt
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