Angus and I live on campus at USC and every other Tuesday we host a dessert reception for the Arts & Humanities students. This week, our favorite graduate student brought macarons from the gorgeous Bottega Louie, a restaurant and gourmet market right here in downtown Los Angeles. We’ve mentioned it before in our field guide to Los Angeles breakfasts.
When they first opened, Bottega Louie offered rainbows of pale, pastel macarons like you’d find at Ladurée. In the past year or so, they’ve changed their look to rich hues like the raspberry above and the clementine centered below. The saturated colors certainly sets them apart in the market.
The salted caramel is practically leprechaun green! What do you think? Do you like gem-toned macarons as much as the traditional pale pinks and pistachios?
Unwrapping the box is half the fun.