It’s nearly here! Next Thursday, March 20th 2014 is the Jour du Macaron or Macaron Day.
I’m thrilled to see Macaron Day Toronto in its third year (you may remember how excited I was for theToronto edition’s first year touring the majority of the participating bakeries), once again raising funds to support the Red Door Family Shelter.
The Jour du Macaron originated in France (the creation of pastry chef Pierre Hermé) and is celebrated every March 20th. Now, similar events take place in cities all over the world including Paris, London and New York. Toronto joined these cities in 2012, thanks to pâtisserie owner Michel Firanski of La Bamboche. On the day, Toronto customers are entitled to one free macaron per participating bakery (limited quantities), then 25% of all macaron sales for the day are donated to the Red Door Family Shelter.
Check out the Macaron Day Toronto 2014 participant list here.
Map out your Macaron Day Toronto route with my Google Map here.
And hey, if you feel inspired to learn how to make macarons for yourself, how about you sign up for one of my classes in Toronto?
Canadian giveaway: Win a KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond Blender and one copy of Monica Shaw’s Smarter Fitter Smoothies! Closes Sunday, March 16th 6pm EST.
Disclosure: Although I am a Macaron Day Toronto Ambassador, I am not being compensated for spreading the sweet word about macarons. I do it because I think that everyone should eat macarons for a good cause!