It’s the first day of spring, and while it’s not as warm as we want, it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate with a macaron — or two.
Today is Macaron Day, and a number of patisseries all over the city are offering a free taste of the French treat.
Francois Payard, chef and owner of FP Patisserie and Francois Payard Bakery in New York, started Macaron Day in 2010. Macaron Day in NYC coincides with the Jour du Macaron in Paris, which was created by La Maison Pierre Herme Paris in association with Relais Desserts.
So close your eyes, take a bite of that delicate macaron and pretend you’re in the City of Lights.
While your snatching your free macaron, you might want to think about purchasing a few to bring home or back to the office for your coworkers. A portion of sales will go to City Harvest, the food rescue group.
Click here to view a complete list of participants.
Keep in mind there are limited quantities of free macarons, so please don’t get angry at a salesperson if they can’t offer you a free delight. Just buy one. It’s going toward a good cause, after all.
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