March 20th is le Jour du Macaron (Macaron Day) in France! Created through a collaboration between renowned pastry chef Pierre Hermé and other members of the prestigious Association Relais Desserts, this year, le Jour du Macaron will raise money and awareness for the charity “Autistes Sans Frontières“. Pop into any participating patisserie- including the Pierre Hermé boutiques in Paris, and you’ll receive a scrumptious macaron- complètement gratuit (that means they’re free)! Each shop will have a box available to accept optional cash donations to the ASF.
Just because you’re not in France this March 20th, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Jour du Macaron in your own special way. Good hearts, like good macarons, can be found on all four corners of the globe. Hungary has hopped aboard the Macaron Day train this year, with their Macaron Nap - Hungarian Macaron Day. There’s also some serious macaroning going on in Toronto, Canada, as well: www.macarondayto.com.
If you want to put together your own little impromptu Jour du Macaron, check out some of these shops around the globe:
New York Ladurée Madison Avenue
San Francisco Miette
Chicago Vanille Patisserie
London Ladurée at Harrods
Berlin Toertchen Toertchen
Cape Town Daniela’s
Where will you celebrate le Jour du Macaron this year?