Tuesday, at an event for Eva Scrivo’s new book (more on that in the paper next week) the gracious host gave out goodie bags that included macarons from Cours La Reine. I saved my little, yellow sandwich-cookie for when I deserved it. And today, after two huge mail bins and a gazillion e-mails, I bit into the petite confection. In between the crispy, light shell was a burst of sweet, tangy passionfruit ganache and ooh la la, heaven!
I had to track down the creator of this deliciousness immediately. (Confession: Having taken one macaron making class, I fancy myself something of a connoisseur and had never heard of Cours La Reine.) Turns out the owner, Taryn Garcia, spent the last year in France studying the art of Parisian macarons. Then in September, she launched her business selling macs in divine flavors such as Caramel Fleur de Sel and Pomegranate + Pur Caraibe Dark. And she informed me that this Sunday is Macaron Day NYC.
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Organized by François Payard, chef and owner of François Payard Bakery in New York, and based on Jour du Macaron in Paris, created by the famous la Maison Pierre Hermé, bakeries across the city will give out free macarons!!! All you have to do is go to a participating location and say you’re there for Macaron Day NY. I’m already mapping out my course for Sunday. Heaven awaits!