I have been a long time fan of Sandrine and her French pastry and chocolates. Her macarons are legendary here in the Okanagan and as they should be. Trained in France, her croissants, fanciful pastries and unique blend of chocolates are enough to temporarily quench my wanderlust. I love her macarons so much I had them on my dessert table at my travel themed wedding.
If you ever get a chance be sure to take her macarons classes or learn how to make your own French classics or chocolates in her cooking classes offered throughout the year. But for the love of macarons let’s celebrate Macaron Day which is also the first day of spring. Grab some macarons, pop a bottle of bubbly and put on your favourite French film. Happy Macaron Day!
Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate will be celebrating Macaron Day in Kelowna on Monday, March 20. Everyone is invited to share the love of macarons and support the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.
“Jour du Macaron” or Macaron Day was started by a Parisian pastry chef Pierre Hermé in 1995. Over the years it has gained international recognition as a way to fundraise for local charities while enjoying the macaron.
The concept is simple: macaron-lovers get to enjoy the French treat at three locations in Kelowna, and 25% of all macaron sales that day will go towards the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.
What’s a macaron? This delicious treat is made of two round meringue-based cookie shells, held together by a soft filling such as ganache, lemon curd or buttercream. Very fine almond powder, egg whites and sugar are combined to create an initial crisp and airy bite, leading into the macaron’s filling – featuring whatever humble or exotic flavor that has inspired pastry chef Sandrine.
Creating these delicate little cookies is an art that takes great skill. Sandrine will be offering a wide selection (while quantities last) including the more traditional macaron flavours such as chocolate ganache, pistachio, and raspberry but don’t be afraid to try the Cassis, Rosé, Passionfruit or Olive Oil.
You can purchase your macarons on Monday, March 20 at:
Kelowna General Hospital – Hospital Lobby
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate
1865 Dilworth Drive
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
3155 Lakeshore Road
8:00 am – 9:00 pm
About Kelowna General Hospital Foundation
The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation is an independent, volunteer-driven charitable organization committed to enhancing the delivery of health care to the patients of Kelowna General Hospital and its associated facilities.
Since its inception in 1978, the KGH Foundation has generated more than $57 million in revenues and granted more than $38 million to Kelowna General Hospital and other health facilities in the Central Okanagan. It holds more than $11 million in donor designated and endowed assets.
About Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate
Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate offers an exquisite selection of cakes, pastries, macarons, artisan chocolates, and savoury items all handmade in Kelowna from scratch using high quality ingredients.
Along with traditional and authentic recipes such as Mille-Feuille and Duck Confit, you will find the latest trends in fine French pastries, as well as croissants, quiches, tourtieres and jams made with wonderful organic fruit from the Okanagan.
Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate is located at 1865 Dilworth Drive (Orchard Place) Kelowna and open Monday – Saturday from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm.