Have you ever stepped into a restaurant and literally just fell in love? Well that’s how we felt when we stepped into Bottega Louie for the first time.
We first heard about Bottega Louie through bloggers (Chriselle Lim of The Chriselle Factor and Julie Sarinana of Sincerely, Jules are regulars) and have been on our to-go list since forever. With colourful macarons housed in pretty pink boxes filling my Instagram feed, how could these treats not win us over?
A restaurant, gourmet market, bakery and café, Bottega Louie offers a range of sweet and savoury treats as well as an extensive menu of delicious-looking Italian food. Since bloggers usually just take pics of their food (we’re guilty of that too), we rarely get a glimpse of what the interior of the restaurant. So when we stepped into the restaurant, I was taken back by the grand interior with high ceilings, huge windows allowing plenty of natural light in and gold rococo-themed decorations.
We really wanted to sit down for lunch (seeing endless delicious food coming out of the open kitchen didn’t help), but because of our dogs, we had to save it for another trip. Thanks to the mesmerizing rows and rows of sweets, we were instantly entranced and forgot how much we wanted lunch. From pastries to mini cakes, everything was lined up prettily waiting for people like me to take home. But since my day had already been filled with ice-cream and cupcakes, we stuck to our mission and just grabbed a box of macarons that patiently awaited for us.
By now you know we’re quite the macaron fanatics, so we know what we like when it comes to the all things macarons. We may have to blame the fact that we recently tried top tier macarons during our Hong Kong/Japan trip, so to be honest, we found the macarons here subpar (there is also the possibility that our taste buds tired out after a day of sweets). Nonetheless, Bottega Louie is a must-visit. Even though the macarons were a bit disappointing, the pastries and cakes looked so scrumptious making it enough of a reason for us to come back and sit down for a nice lunch. Oh, what I’d do to visit Los Angeles right now.
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