LOCAL BAKERY GIVES AWAY GOURMET MACARONS ON MARCH 24, 2018
Toledo, Ohio - In a tradition of French patisseries and celebrating the onset of Spring, So Sweet Pastries is celebrating Worldwide Macaron Day with free macarons while supporting a great cause, No Women Left Behind Scholarship Fund on March 24, 2018 from 10am to 3pm. Customers are encouraged to come and sample these delicious macarons, a delicate French sandwich cookie made from almond flour and joined together with a ganache, buttercream, or jam frosting filling. Following in the footsteps of Paris, New York, Chicago – and our fourth year in Toledo history – Toledo and Ohio will celebrate the macaron!
Macaron Day began in Paris at the premiere pastry shop of Pierre Herme (la maison Pierre Herme Paris) in 2005 and several years later found a calling at Francois Payard’s shops in New York. A tradition of gourmet pastries merged with community giving. Participants traditionally sampled macarons for free and then left a donation for a community organization.
Macarons will be given for free this year – with donations requested to support ‘No Women Left Behind’ Scholarship Fund of Women Empowerment Summit. In conjunction with Equal Pay Day 2018, Women of Toledo, AAUW, Adelante, IRise Coalition, and University of Toledo’s Eberly Center have come together with a combined vision to organize the 2018 Women Empowerment Summit: Unleashing Your Superpowers to serve and engage a large, diverse group of women in Greater Toledo. The summit’s goals are to empower women economically, and through self-advocacy while teaching attendees how to soar by unleashing her own personal and professional superpowers. In addition, the summit will create awareness and encourage supporters about the Equal Pay Day movement. There is a cost to attend the summit, however with donations from Macaron Day will help contribute toward a scholarship fund for any participants with financial hardship to support our movement for 'No Women Left Behind'.
With 300 macarons ready and waiting – Macaron Day begins at 10:00 a.m.! We welcome all to join us while quantities last! Highlighting “One Macaron=One Donation” – each patron will receive a free macaron with donations being accepted to support Women of Toledo. The most popular flavors include: Oreo, strawberry cheesecake, chocolate, blueberry cheesecake, and Nutella. We also have a wide assortment of other flavors including vanilla, strawberry, pistachio, and our newest flavor the cotton candy! We are truly proud of Toledo and are elated to provide gourmet desserts and pastries from both the French and Middle Eastern traditions!
ABOUT SO SWEET
So Sweet Lebanese and French Pastries is an authentic pastry shop located in Toledo, Ohio. Opening its doors in February of 2014, we create our gourmet desserts with the freshest, highest quality ingredients. A combined pastry shop and café with an extensive menu, we guarantee you will enjoy your experience as we welcome you into our doors. Joining together two of the world’s best cuisines – the Middle Eastern desert menu with it’s complexities of flavor and taste and the love the French have inspired within their food – we pride ourselves in having the best of both worlds! In addition, we create masterpiece specialty cakes, including wedding, birthday, and graduation cakes and cater events large and small. Our goods are distributed to local markets throughout the area. We also have a growing online presence and ship throughout the United States and world. As we say, “If it’s good to eat – it must be So Sweet!” For more information, visit www.sosweetpastries .com