Vegan desserts, cakes, chocolate and cookies at Hong Kong pop-up by ex-Rosewood pastry chef, who says: ‘I never thought I would do this’

Holger Deh met a vegan couple at a Christmas party last year who threw down an unexpected challenge.“They said, ‘You’re from Butterfly Patisserie [the hotel’s cake shop], we know what you do, but there’s nothing for us,’” recalls Deh, then the executive pastry chef at Rosewood Hong Kong in Kowloon.Their statement gave him pause for thought. Up to this point, the German pastry chef had always used butter, cream, eggs and other animal-based products in his cakes and pastries.He decided to see if…


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