You'll be able to pick and choose from brand new flavours and old-time favourites. My top 5 flavours? Salted caramel; milk chocolate & Earl Grey tea; Ispahan (rose, lychee & raspberry); Magnifique (strawberry & wasabi) and White Truffle with Roasted Hazelnut. Salivating at the mere thought of it...
The National Macaron Day will help raise funds for two medical research NGOs dear to Hermé's heart, with coin donations encouraged in every store. And you're in for an extra treat: to thank people for their patronage and donations, Pierre Hermé has created a special 'National Macaron Day' card that entitles you to a complimentary 35-macarons box (worth 68 euros). To get the box, all you need to do is collect your card from any of the 6 stores and get it stamped at the other five stores (you'll need to purchase at least one macaron per location). You'll receive the complimentary box on your 6th and last stop - brace yourself for a Saturday night macarons orgy!!
Unfortunately, going to Paris for the day is not going to be an option for me (I'm not that extravagant), so I wish we had a National Macaron Day in Australia... Maybe worth prodding our own macaron superstar Adriano Zumbo to get his thoughts and get cracking for next year?!
So tell me dear reader, where to you go to when you happen not to live in Paris and need a macaron fix? Can't wait to know. Personally, in addition to Zumbo's, I'm quite partial to the milk chocolate & passion fruit macarons at La Renaissance French Patisserie in The Rocks, Sydney. Or do you bake your own? Any recipe, baking tip or pictures you'd like to share? Let me know and I'll publish on round-up on Saturday to celebrate in my own way!