National Macaroon Day is May 31. Celebrate at Delightful Pastries and Enjoy Chicago's Best, including its news Boozy Coconut Macaroon with Vodka and Chocolate Buttercream.
Delightful Pastries has been named as one of the top locations in Chicago to enjoy traditional French Macarons (Chicago Now, March 12, 2013). If you haven't already experienced a Delightful macaron, May 31 is the perfect day to try. It's National Macaroon Day.
There are two distinctively different kinds of macaroons, thus the spelling difference. Delightful happens to excel at both. Their French Macaron will save you the trip to Paris. Rivaling the best that the City of Lights has to offer, Delightful Pastries offers a variety including chocolate, black currant, marzipan, passion fruit, raspberry, hazelnut, pistachio and mango, $30 per pound or about $1 each.
For the traditional Italian coconut Macaroon, Delightful has two large and worthy varieties, plain and one dipped in dark Belgium chocolate for $1.75 each. They recently added a new boozy coconut macaroon which features a macaroon base and a vodka and chocolate buttercream, $30 per pound.
Macaroons always are available at Delightful Pastries but National Macaroon Day is a good excuse to indulge. Pickup a selection at all three Delightful Pastries locations: Old Town at 1710 N. Wells St., (312) 255-0724; Jefferson Park at 5927 W. Lawrence, (773) 545-7215, and Chicago French Market at 131 N. Clinton, (312) 234-9644. Visit http://www.delightfulpastries.com
Photo by Cindy Kurman