700 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE | LOS ANGELES, CA 90017
Happened upon these photos by Pinterest and because I frequent Bottega Louie so often (many, many instances including here, here, and here), thought it would be rather delightful to share more about this charming little all encompassing restaurant, a gem best known for its pastel packaging and array of dessert…
Bright and bustling from day to night since 2009, Bottega Louie is an all-in-one Italian Restaurant, Gourmet Market, French Patisserie and Café located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. The building itself is a Brockman Building, more than 100 years old and adorn with crown moldings and marble floors. It is the perfect spot for Sunday brunch, happy hour cocktails, or even just for a quick stop to pick up sweet and savory bites.
Most importantly, are the readily available tasty pastries and delicious desserts, and the restaurant’s ability to assist downtown wanderers with customized gifts and what would be more perfect than beautifully packaged confections to present to your beau?
While there are mixed reviews about the noise level at Bottega Louie, due to its high ceilings and large volume of crowds awaiting to be seated, there is something rather captivating and seductive about the ambiance of this restaurant that makes the clamor more welcoming than usual…
“When a restaurant is full, it has a lot of energy to it.” – Bottega Louie Chief Executive John Herman
And if not for the loudness and energy, then certainly for the positively forced intimacy a party would need to interact in such a place, and as it is best said by The Great Gatsby himself,
“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Quote source: LA Times