Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Jour du Macaron - 20 mars 2013





Oh, how I wish that I was in Paris today to enjoy the celebration of macarons.  Started by Pierre Hermé several years ago, one could run to each of the stores for up to three free macarons at each.  For those who made it to every Pierre Hermé in Paris there was a beautiful box of macarons, a treasure chest.  Pierre Hermé made a charity donation in honor of the day.


The success of the day quickly put a halt to the free macaron hunt and end-of-day bonus.  Still, it would be fun to follow the map for a macaron-saturated day.


Pierre Hermé
all over Paris (and Beyond)

23 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes I would love a macaroon-saturated day!!!
Hugs
Sylvia

martinealison said...

J'ai entendu parler de cet évènement... Une belle initiative...
Une petite pièce, ou mieux! et un petit macaron à déguster !
Une belle photo...
Gros bisous

ps : Je devrais être riche si je demandais une petite pièce à chaque fois que ma famille déguste mes macarons ! sourire!

Julie said...

J'adore les macarons!

Vreni said...

Unfortunately I´ve never been in Paris on the jour du macaron. I´m sure we would have fun to go macaron-hunting together...

Joe said...

What a wonderful display. The macaron has certainly become an icon of French Cuisine. Can I have the pink one on the bottom row?

ALAIN said...

Le 20 mars, c'est aussi la journée internationale sans viande...Sommes nous certains qu'il n'y a pas de viande dans les macarons ?

Tamera said...

Miam miam!

Louise said...

Oh how I wish I was there too! I've never been there for Macaron Day. So many goals....

Michel Montbazet said...

Le jour du macaron, c'est tous les jours.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That sounds like fun, pity the free macarons are still not available but I can imagine to became a bit expensive for the shops involved! Take care Diane

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

They are so tempting. How great to have a macarons day!
Duncan In Kuantan

brattcat said...

i'm in for this one!

Michelle M said...

I just love macaroons - we made some last weekend and they were wonderful - but I am convinced no macaroon could taste as good as in Paris...loved the story behind the romantic little treats - thanks Genie

Paulita said...

This sounds like a fabulous celebration. What next? Chocolate day and we can get free chocolates?

Jeanie said...

Oh, be still my heart -- what an amazing photograph and how I would love a macaron today. I must go on a hunt. Probably a futile one! Happy Spring. Or fall, I guess!

Jeanie said...

No, spring. Silly -- you're not "down under!"

JoeinVegas said...

So it's macaron day? I've seen pictures of those towers on several French blogs today.

Melissa said...

What a fun idea! A great way to spend the day in Paris.

Alexa said...

I'd be willing to pay the price in pounds gained to participate. Lots of places here in NYC are giving out a free macaron today (but not Ladurée—hmph).

Starman said...

I like macarons, but never have figured out why people think they're a gift from god!

Mary said...

Mmmmm macarons! Exquisite yumminess!

Shell Sherree said...

Such a romantic display with the swirl of organza. It's lovely, Genie. I'm glad macarons have a day in their honour.

beatrice De said...

Trop sucré ! Attention les poignées d'amour !