Best French Macarons2012 Finalist
700 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Maybe it's the vaulted ceilings, or the filigreed signature written in cursive on pretty much everything, or the incredible din of all those people eating and talking -- or maybe it's just the well-tailored ghosts with their invisible suits and ties (the location once housed a Brooks Brothers) -- but downtown's Bottega Louie often feels more like a Parisian train station than a restaurant. This is not a bad thing, especially when there are so many stunning pastries occupying such a large space in an already, well, very large space. There are gorgeous pastries and breads and cases of desserts, which include not only rows of macarons but examples of "le grande macaron," a giant macaron with whole fresh raspberries. Did we mention the many traditionally-sized macarons? Rows, as in an enormous abacus of them, separated into a broad spectrum of colors. Flavors include chocolate orange, salted caramel, dark chocolate ganache, espresso, rose, violet cassis and pistachio.
Source: LA Weekly
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