I don’t know about you, but before last week I had never eaten a macaron! It all started when we were in whole foods browsing the glorious bakery. I saw the macarons and really wanted to try one, but thought they were a bit pricey. ($1.89/cookie) So we passed on them and left without any sweet treats.
Later that night, Alex and I went to dinner at a restaurant by his house. When the server offered a dessert menu, we quickly passed. We didn’t want to go home just yet, but weren’t sure what we should do. Somehow, the macarons were back in my head and I remembered a famous place in downtown LA, known for their macarons. I had recently seen another blogger go there and I knew one of my sorority sisters went there on her last trip to LA. So, I looked the place up on the blog and we headed downtown.
The place is called Bottega Louie, It’s also a restaurant and it’s known for all of it’s decadent desserts, not just macarons. These little cookies were more expensive than the macarons at whole foods, but after my first bite I knew every dollar was worth it! (5 macarons=$12)
We got 2 salted caramel, 2 vanilla and 1 strawberry. Each one was better than the next but I think the vanilla was my favorite. It came right from the refrigerator and the center cream was still cool. MMM! I am dying to get back and get some more. I think that half the cost we payed went towards the cute little box that these cookies came in. I saved it for later use.
If you ever get to LA you should definitely check out Bottega Louie for some macaroons. And if you haven’t had a macaron at all, you need to try one! I didn’t know what all the hype was about until I had one and now I completely get it.
Hope you’re having a great week!