It’s nearly here! This Friday March 20th 2015 is the Jour du Macaron or Macaron Day and I am thrilled to see Toronto once again placing itself firmly on the world macaron map. Macaron Day Toronto is in its fourth year (you may remember how excited I was for the Toronto edition’s first year when I toured 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 all over the world including in 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. I mean, once you’ve tasted one, you won’t be able to stop yourself from buying a few, right? 😉
Check out the Macaron Day Toronto 2015 participant list here and plot your route now!
*** If you can’t make it out to Macaron Day (like me) but would like to help the cause, click here to donate to The Red Door Family Shelter.
Nadège Toronto is also participating in Macaron Day 2015 – they will be donating 50% of their sales on Friday March 20th 2015 to Sick Kids’ Hospital.
*** If you can’t get out to Nadège, consider donating to Sick Kids’ 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?