Macaron Day NYC 2015 is Friday, March 20, when top French pastry shops give away FREE samples of these delicious almond-flavored treats. It’s hard to describe a macaron — it’s a bite-sized sandwich of two halves of a mirengue egg-white shell filled with creamy ganache, in just about any color and flavor a skilled pastry chef can dream up.
Macaron Day NYC is the brainchild of legendary NYC French pastry chef Francois Payard, and it coincides with a similar macaron celebration day in Paris.
Participating French pastry shops in NYC will provide one free macaron per person, while supplies last. It’s hard to have just one macaron, and if you want more, buy a bunch — the bakeries are donating a portion of the day’s sales to City Harvest, which helps feed NYC’s poor and homeless. Or, just pay for your one free macaron.
And remember, tomorrow, March 19 is a one-day festival of French food around the world, including special menus at participating French restaurants in NYC. See the list and make your reservation now.
Macaron Day NYC 2015 participating patisseries, alphabetically:
- Bisous Ciao
- Bouchon Bakery
- Chantilly Patisserie
- Eclair Bakery
- Epicerie Boulud
- Macaron Cafe NYC
- Macaron Parlour
- MAD MAC “The Authentic French Macarons”
- Mille-feuille bakery, cafe
- Spot Dessert Bar
- Sugar and Plumm
- Todd English Food Hall