Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bottega Louie...heaven on earth.

"Is this what heaven is like"?
My first words as I walked into Bottega Louie on South Grand Avenue in Los Angeles California. I swear I heard an opera's singers highest pitch in my ears as the doors swung open.
I felt like I was walking into Sakes Fifth Avenue on Fifth Avenue in New York but there was no clothing insight for sale. Instead I saw this.
And this.And this.Why have a never been here before? It is way to good to be true, but it is true. I experienced it. Heaven on earth exists and it's called Bottega Louie.
Its a 10,000 square foot gourmet restaurant, market and patisserie in downtown Los Angeles. It's located on the ground floor of the Brockman Building below 11 floors of empty condos, who's developer filed for bankruptcy. 20-foot ceilings, white marble floors, white walls, brass rims and floor-to-ceiling windows are the perfect pallet for the edible artwork displayed on the white plates. There are 200 employees, 600 recipes for the Italian menu and the bakers turn out 800 pastries a day. A rainbow of macaroon's filled the deli case.Cupcake anyone?Simply breathtaking.
There is a full bar, a counter with 20 different kinds of bread, a brick oven for pizza's and a carving station.
The Bread, though beautifully baked and sculpted could of been hot.I went for lunch and we started with the Portabella Mushroom Fries. Lightly battered and served with an aioli dipping sauce.Meat Ball Sliders were our next dish to share and hit the spot for sure. House made meatball sliders topped with marinara sauce and fresh melted mozzarella cheese. I will be recreating this dish at home!

We also shared the Louie Salad. Iceberg lettuce, hearts of palm, jumbo shrimp, avocado, sweet onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and Dijon Vinaigrette. It was cold, crisp and refreshing. I loved how the dressings was light and tangy rather then your standard mayo based thousand island dressing that would typically come on a shrimp Louie salad.
What a treat this meal was. I can't wait to go back to try brunch and dinner. It's 2 hours away but is totally worth the trip and might head back sooner then later. I saw too many enticing looking meals on other tables that I MUST try. such as this...
Torpedo Sandwichand this. Pepperoni Pizza.
Bottega Louie is heaven on earth. I have been there and can tell you first hand it is real.
Maybe I should buy the building? Not a bad investment to buy the building that sits on top of heaven...I seriously want to move in.
Bottega Louie
700 south grand ave. los angeles ca. 90017

1 comment:

  1. Who knew? Definitely will be on my list if I ever find myself in L.A.