What is a Macaron?

The pride of France is the elegant macaron, made of two round meringue based cookie shells, held together by a soft filling, such as buttercream or ganache. Very fine almond powder, egg whites and sugar are combined with mastery, to create an initial crisp and airy experience, leading into the macaron’s filling – featuring whatever humble or exotic flavour can be imagined by the inspired pastry chef.

This delightful French pastry is well loved around the world. Made of two round meringue-like cookie shells with a thin delicious buttercream, ganache or fruit filling in between. Think sandwich cookie all grown up.

 

 

What is Macaron Day Toronto?

Dreamed up by Francois Payard, the chef and owner of FP Patisserie, Francois Payard Bakery and Payard Patisserie & Bistro 12 years ago, Macaron Day Toronto was inspired by Paris’ “Jour du Macaron” where the pastry is honoured each year on March 20.

Coinciding with Macaron Day taking place in Paris, NYC and other international cities, Macaron Day in Toronto celebrates these delicate confections in support of a local charity.

Join us on Monday, March 20th, 2016 when participating patisseries across Toronto will come together to offer complimentary macarons to customers.

To receive your macaron, visit a participating patisserie and simply mention you are celebrating Macaron Day TO. Participating locations will provide one macaron per customer at no cost, with quantities limited by location.

Thousands of self-proclaimed macaron lovers map out their day visiting as many patisseries as physically possible. What propels people from one patisserie to the next is the unique flavour offerings created by some of the most talented pastry chefs in the city. Patisseries will reveal their top unique offerings the day of the event alongside customer favourites. Previous Macaron Days offered limited edition flavours like Black Sesame, Hot Tamale, and Popcorn just to name a few.

25 percent of all additional macaron purchased on this day will be donated to the Red Door Family Shelter. www.reddoorshelter.ca