Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bottega Louie - Los Angeles


There are some people out there that don't like the idea of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.  Me... I go back and forth.  While I dislike the idea of letting people you haven't spoken a word to since you last saw them in your sophomore math class over 10 years ago about some dream you had about being in Lady Ga Ga's video (I actually did have a crazy dream about Lady Ga Ga last night but it's waay too cracked out to tell), I also see the benefits.

The other week I was looking through my feed on Facebook and came across a photo of a box full of colorful macarons from Bottega Louie.  Someone from my church was there with his family and decided to post a photo up.  I immediately commented on the photo:

"Buy me a box!!!! I'll pay you back!"

After a few texts back and forth Yung bought me a box.  The next day at church, Yung's wife Hyo Soon handed me this bright red bag.

When they bought the macarons they had mentioned they were going to be out for a little while before heading home so Bottega Louie gave this insulated bag to keep the macarons nice and cool.


Pretty nifty.

Box 2

It had some beautiful colors.

(From top left to right: Raspberry with Raspberry Jam, Blueberry with Chocolate Ganache,  Coconut
Chocolate, Strawberry, Grape with Grape Jam
Coconut, Vanilla
Grape, Espresso, Lemon)

Of all the flavors I'd have to say that vanilla and espresso were my favorites.  The lemon was pretty good as well.


Overall, it was... good.  It was a bit more crumbly than I would have liked but that could be because it was sitting out for a while.  The jam in some of the macarons didn't suit me.  I don't know why..  I must say though, the homemade ones were a bit better.  Like soft pillows of air.  These, unfortunately weren't like that but still good.

A HUGE shout out to Yung and Hyo Soon for their generosity.  So I guess this is what it feels like to be on the receiving end of sweet treats. =D