Petits Fours

eating etiquette (how to eat...)

Table manners for eating petits fours. Petit fours are small sponge cakes baked in a slow oven and decorated with fondant icing. To protect the fingers from a sticky frosting, petits fours are presented in paper wrappers. The pastry and wrapper are removed together from the tray and placed on a plate.

Table manners for eating large petits fours. Large petits fours of more than a few bites are eaten with a fork.

Table manners for eating small petits fours. Small petits fours of two bites or less are eaten with the fingers.

resting knife and fork etiquette

Our resting utensils etiquette section covers the rules (american and continental) for resting your utensils when taking a break from eating, when you are finished eating, and when you are passing food [...]

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