Monday, June 15, 2009

Bottega Louie, 'Let them Eat Cake!'

Spacious, sophisticated, seductive,
and very much in the spirit of
Dean & Deluca and Balducci's, Bottega Louie
is a new gourmet market,
restaurant and patisserie in the beautiful (1921) Beaux Arts, Brockman Building at 7th and Grand
20 types of bread baked daily, including a fab olive bread,
assorted gorgeous pastries,
cupcakes and tarts, cakes made to order
delivered in beautiful pastel boxes, elegantly trimmed with ribbon ties....very Marie Antoinette..

culinary fantasy continues with mustards, tapenades,
marinated artichokes, olives, preserves, jams and other tempting delicacies waiting to be matched with fresh bread and all manner of delectable cheeses,
a perfect picnic just looking for a location..

20' ceilings, 10,000 sq ft of marble, brass,
the antique Regency style bar, dramatic floor to ceiling windows

and french molding play up the delicious Joie de vivre energy ....
you could almost forget we are in a recession.

Happy culinary artists are very auspicious for fabulous food, and delicious experiences! The spirit of the chef will linger in his dishes, and by the looks of these two, I would say some very happy, fun food is about to happen

Louie is an awesome addition to downtown, and we can all afford the occasional indulgence or decadent addition to our pantries....even those on an ultra tight budget can splurge on the weekly, exceptional loaf of bread, or a lovely Pommery or Bavarian mustard that will infuse many meals with a little extravagance,
and for under $10

Downtown deserves its own Dean & Deluca, and it's here

Bottega Louie .com
Brockman Building
700 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles
(213) 802-1470

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