Sweet September Delights at Olivia Macaron: A Taste of Hispanic Heritage and Culinary Excellence

As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisper, September brings a whirlwind of exciting events to Olivia Macaron, the charming pastry boutique known for its delectable macarons and delightful desserts. This month, we celebrate the achievements of the talented owner Ana Claudia Lopez, whose Mexican heritage has left an indelible mark on the world of confectionery. Additionally, we are thrilled to share the news that Executive Chef Mark Courseille has been handpicked for a prestigious culinary event that will showcase his exceptional skills. Read on to learn more about the sweet happenings at Olivia Macaron this September!

A Mexican Heritage and Fox 5 DC Feature

Olivia Macaron, nestled in the heart of Washington, D.C., is not only a paradise for dessert aficionados but also a testament to the diversity of culinary talent. Ana Claudia Lopez, the creative force behind Olivia Macaron, proudly hails from Mexico, a country rich in culinary traditions. Her Mexican heritage has played a significant role in shaping the unique flavors and creativity that define Olivia Macaron's offerings.

Recently, Ana Claudia Lopez had the honor of being featured on Fox 5 DC, where she shared her journey, passion for pastries, and the inspiration she draws from her Mexican roots. The segment highlighted her commitment to delivering exceptional quality and taste in every macaron and dessert her boutique offers. Ana Claudia's story is a testament to the power of passion, dedication, and cultural heritage in the world of culinary art. 


Ian Somerhalder with Ana Claudia Lopez

Our founder Ana Claudia Lopez had a surprise encounter with our favorite vampire @iansomerhalder Turns out he’s a fan of macarons AND preserving the planet with regenerative soil. Check out his new film Kiss The Ground - now available for streaming for free.

Executive Chef Mark Courseille's Prestigious Honor

Chef Mark Courseille

While Ana Claudia Lopez continues to infuse Olivia Macaron with her Mexican heritage, Executive Chef Mark Courseille is making waves in the culinary world with his exceptional talents. This September, Chef Courseille has been selected as one of the top chefs to curate an exclusive dessert for the Chef Jean-Louis Palladin Dinner Extravaganza at The Watergate, an iconic and historic venue in the heart of Washington, D.C.

This prestigious event, featuring some of the nation's most celebrated chefs, promises to be a culinary extravaganza like no other. Chef Courseille's participation underscores his culinary prowess and innovative approach to dessert creation. With a dedication to using high-quality ingredients and a keen eye for presentation, Chef Courseille continues to raise the bar in the world of pastry arts.

Join us for this fundraising dinner extravaganza celebrating Chef Palladin, the French pioneer who brought farm-to-table from France to the U.S. in 1979 when he opened Jean-Louis in The Watergate. Chef Wiedmaier, proprietor of Marcel’s, will head up The D.C. Chefs Club – who will prepare the six-course Jean-Louis inspired menu. Master Sommelier, Larry Stone, winner of the best sommelier in the world in French wines and spirits, is selecting the wine-pairings. The evening begins with a champagne reception with the Chefs, followed by a dinner experience that includes Chef tales about Jean-Louis, and an epic after-party with live music.

Individual tickets are available for purchase in advance here.

September at Olivia Macaron is a time of celebration and recognition. Ana Claudia Lopez, the owner with Mexican heritage, is not only crafting delectable pastries but also sharing her cultural influences with the world. Her recent feature on Fox 5 DC highlights the importance of diversity in the culinary arts.

Meanwhile, Executive Chef Mark Courseille's selection for the Chef Jean-Louis Palladin Dinner Extravaganza at The Watergate showcases his culinary excellence and innovation in dessert-making. Olivia Macaron remains a hub for both traditional and cutting-edge pastry creations. As September unfolds, be sure to visit Olivia Macaron to savor the sweet delights crafted by Ana Claudia Lopez and Executive Chef Mark Courseille. Each visit is an opportunity to experience the intersection of Mexican heritage and culinary artistry, all within the heart of the nation's capital.