Tuesday, April 17, 2012

local obsession: botegga louie

















 



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It's time for another local obsession! Well, semi-local.. branching outside of OC as I consider LA local, it's still Southern Cali! ;) Remember when I blogged about the FIDM Alumni workshop for 'Blogging Basics' and I made friends with a sweet gal, Monika? Well, we finally grabbed dinner together after trying to get our hectic schedules to match! What better way to spend dinner than over a box of macarons and fine Italian cuisine at the one and only, Botegga Louie located in the heart of DTLA! I'm the ultimate macaron queen... and Botegga Louie has been on my list for the longest time before I had even moved down! Finally, at last.. we meet. I was like a little girl mesmerized by the pretty pastels and mouth-watering desserts! Monika wouldn't stop laughing at me for buying my box of macarons before we got seated for dinner. I just couldn't wait! I see it, I want it, I eat it.. haha. The ambiance of the venue was just amazing. You walk in to a colorful and pretty dessert showcase and rows filled with any type of macaron you can name. They also carried cakes, chocolate bars, and other tasty desserts, but come on.. you can't pass on the macarons when you come here. I was surprised the dining area didn't quite match the main entrance as the walls were painted white and one massive floral shaped heart hung in the center. I suppose the clean, traditional walls let the colorful front do the talking... what can I say? I pay great attention to every little detail, and that includes white walls! Can't blame me, I have designer eyes. The bread was uniquely shaped and quite interesting! I tried the Clam Linguini served with white wine, shallots, gatlic, Italian parsley, red pepper flakes, olive oil, cracked pepper, and fleur de sel. Yes, it's just as good as it sounds! To top our Botegga Louie experience, we finished off with the Le Grand Macaron which was similar to an ice cream sandwich, but it was two large vanilla macarons on each ends filled with French vanilla ice cream and seasonal berries! It was tasty I must admit.. it was the perfect size for the both of us and left us satisfied little happy campers... with our box of macarons in our hands. :) I'm so obsessed with this place, I'd love to come here one morning for breakfast if I ever wake up early enough to make the drive. The service and staff was excellent, I even gave one of the staff members a little suggestion when taking orders for macarons... to have the customers write them on a piece of paper rather than waiting for the customer to make up their mind among the variety of flavors they offered. I did it myself, handed it to the gentleman, and he took it up to the mains as an idea moving forward, just to make their lives a little easier. ;) Hope I get weekly complimentary macarons for that! I'm kidding, or not. Botegga Louie, I dearly hold you close to my heart. Thank you for an amazing experience! <3

4 comments:

  1. OMG those things look sooo good and I see them all over the web. Makes me wish I was on the west coast!

    Irene

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    1. Aww, there's a lot out in the east coast too! I did find a couple decent ones when I was in NY. ;)

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  2. This place looks so yummy! I'd love toi venture up to LA to eat there! Great blog post!

    Stay Stylish,
    Erin

    http://www.ocprofashional.com

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    1. Thanks Erin! It was worth the trip! Food was delish, dessert was scrumptious, macarons were amazing!!

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