A light pastry shell filled with a ragout of meat or fish.
A baked shell of puff pastry, filled as with chicken, game, or fish in a cream sauce.
A small canapÃ© - circular pieces of puff pastry with a small hole which accommodates various fillings, such as mushrooms, prawns, fruit, cheese, etc.
Origin of vol-au-vent
French vol flight au with the vent wind