Hi! Just a quick message regarding the maestro of the macaron, Adriano Zumbo, and his upcoming annual Macaron Day for 2012 (I refuse to refer to it by it’s silly but otherwise official name, Zumbaron Day). Macaron Day will be held this Saturday 6th October, from 8am.
This year there are 62 different flavours to choose from. These including conventional flavours such as Chocolate and Lychee, unconventional but the otherwise mainstream Redskin and Salted Butter Popcorn (at least for Adriano Zumbo), as well as some utterly unexpected, creative and wacky flavours that are the hallmark of Adriano Zumbo and Macaron Day. Some noteworthy examples include Caramelised Hommus, Duck Pancake, Fried Chicken and Fried Doughnut, Kimchi and Pork Belly. Some of these are in limited supply so best to go early if you don’t want to miss out.
All participating stores will be open from 8am as previously mentioned, which includes the one at The Star that normally opens at 11am. Check out the website for more info on the day, the full list of macarons (direct link to PDF) including info on which ones contain allergens, and which macarons are in limited supply. It would be advised to check the website for the latest updates and possibly updates to the macaron list as well as it seems information is being changed without much notification through social media channels (at least that I’ve seen).
If you’ve never participated in the spectacle of a Macaron Day, check out my posts from previous years (2009 Part 1 and Part 2, and 2010), as well as coverage by BellyRumbles and Chocolatesuze for 2011.
Edit: Order form checklists are now available to download and print out from the website to help expedite your order and make everyone’s life easier. Check out the order form website or click on the following direct links for each participating store: Balmain – Manly – The Star.