Bottega Louie and Gabby

One of the benefits of not blogging daily was the bounty of time I found. I went out to LA a couple times, and one of the times was meeting Gabby from Corazones Rojos and lunched at Bottega Louie, a restaurant in Downtown LA.

She is just as fierce, funny and stylish face to face as she presents herself on her blog. 

Very few places can make a BLT and fries look glamorous and BL was capital in their presentation. The quality of the food was just as good as it looks. The best part about the place? THE BAKERY! I've never discriminated against a cupcake, but after having BL's cupcakes, I can taste what the big hurrah is about cupcakes.

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BL not only had cupcakes but they macarons (not to be confused with the macaroon), and after seeing them all over the blogesphere, I had to join the macaron club and have my own set of pretty photos. Apologies for the cliché but I couldn't help myself.

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I really loved the aesthetics of the dessert, but the taste I wasn't impressed by. It was a bit dry, flat and not as filling as I expected. 

I'm definitely returning to BL for the service, the food and the cupcakes! Have you ever tried BL or macarons, or both? What do you think? Was I harsh critic in this French delicacy?