Le Jour du Macaron Comes to Chicago
by Valerie Beck, chocolate expert and macaron maven
The way it worked: macaron lovers and charity supporters made donations to Esperanza at participating pastry shops, and received a macaron in exchange.
I jumped in at these beloved locations:
and Alliance Patisserie.
By the way, what’s the difference between a macaron and a macaroon? The macaron is a colorful French sandwich cookie that comes in endless flavors (chocolate passion fruit is my favorite lately), and the macaroon is a coconut haystack cookie of Italian origin that comes dipped in chocolate if you’re lucky! Read more about these 2 different cookies on my previous blog post Macaron vs. Macaroon.
Here’s to philanthropy through macarons, and Uplift Through Chocolate!
Your friend in chocolate,