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18 Reasons: French Macaron

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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A hands-on class culminating in a tasting of the class’s macarons. A hearty snack of bread, cheeses, vegetables and a seasonal salad will be served with wine and beer alongside a tasting of the class’s macarons.

Oui, oui, we love the macaron and know many in its legion of fans. From the first bite through that delicate shell, to the chew of the filling, feather-light macarons are a treat to eat. Jennifer Altman will lead the way through the techniques of making these perfect cookie sandwiches. You will learn how to make, pipe, and bake perfect tender little almond cookies with their requisite “foot,” as well as how to make silky meringue buttercream and flavor it to create signature macarons.


Chocolate Ginger Spice – spiced macarons with bittersweet chocolate ganache and candied ginger

Strawberry Rose – strawberry macarons with rose buttercream and strawberry preserves

Vanilla Quince – vanilla bean macarons with vanilla bean buttercream and quince pate

Salted Caramel – delicate macaron shells with salted caramel cream

This menu contains the following common allergens: dairy, eggs, and nuts. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions please e-mail us at info@18reasons.org before purchasing a ticket.

Jennifer Altman began her culinary journey at age eight baking and cooking for her family and friends. After a career in science, she followed her passion and became a pastry chef. She is now a culinary instructor teaching both professional and amateur cooks nationally and internationally. She loves anything to do with food—cooking, gardening, recipe developing, teaching, and is particularly interested in food sustainability.


February 12
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


18 Reasons
3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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(415) 568-2710