Food Porn Friday | Bottega Louie | DTLA

Friday, April 01, 2011


I've actually had this in my archives for some time now and finally getting around to blogging about one of THE most craveable eateries in downtown LA. Bottega Louie, all the rage on the Yelp-o-meter, equally illustrious on my own personal account. Part patisserie, part bar, part bistro, think bodega-like-eats on a super-duper bougie level. 

Couture-clad models serve as the wait staff while another bevy of beauties sashay around Louie's exhibition kitchen all the while serving a similarly stunning group of patrons that favor this Grand Ave institution. You may be mesmerized by the buffet of ample eye candy, but you'll most certainly be consumed by simple execution of exceptional haute cuisine. 

Portobello Fries (above): My very reason for even blogging about this joint. Portobello mushrooms sliced like wedge cut fries, battered, and deep fried with aioli dip on the side. Can you say A-FRIGGIN-MAZE-BALLS!!?!? The batter is almost akin to gourmet zucchini fries, without all the greasy residue. Slightly salted, hardly seasoned, A PERFECT HIT!!! Juicy goodness oozing with every bite. Must order 2 for a party of 4. It's that ridonkulous.


Burrata Pizza with prosciutto, rapini, and reggiano parmesan: With a massive wood-burning, top notch, floor to (almost) ceiling brick oven serving as the focal point in the industrial looking establishment, how can you NOT be wowed enough to order pizza? Yummy, scrumptious, tastes like it looks- Fresh. No complaints here.


Club sandwich with french ham, turkey, applewood smoked bacon, gruyere, tomato, avocado, hard-boiled egg, and watercress. Sometimes the mark of a good bodega is how well they execute a simple triple stacked club...Needless to say we ate it right up...along with their homemade thick-cut deli-style potato chips. Straightforward is key here.


Modena salad with butter lettuce, candied walnuts, crumbled goat cheese, fresh herbs, and creamy balsamic vinaigrette. LOVES me some lukewarm greens. If the salad isn't served bone-chillingly cold, you gotta expect that their dressing will be the icing on the cake and indeed this vinaigrette did NOT disappoint. They actually had me at goat cheese to be honest.


I dined during lunch hours but I hear their brunch menu is BOMB...Will definitely hafta make another cameo next time I'm in the hood, but I gotta admit....I really do dream about them shrooms....All natural high baby, I'm a hippie at heart ;D

700 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Happy Friday y'all!!!
Here's to making it an amazing weekend!!!

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32 comments

  1. Thanks, Julie. Now all I can think about is food. I have never had portabello fries, but now I MUST!

    hearts, laura♥
    the blog of worldly delights

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  2. looks so delicious! never tried a macaroon but i really want to just don't know where to get the best one! thanks for the comment have a great weekend!


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  3. Wow Wow! Everything looks so delicious!

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  5. The pizza looks really fancy with the prosciutto, love it! And the berry pic... mhhmm!!! I LOVE berries!

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  6. Wow, you had my mouth watering at all of this amazing food, I especially love how the macaroons look and the pizza! Wow!

    Lubna | elle VOX

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  7. OMG you made me hungry! Seeing all those delicious stuff and those macarons..oh, heaven! :D
    Thank you for commenting on my blog ;)

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  8. hey julie your blog is adorable .. omg the food photos
    looks amazing and im sure it was super yummy.


    xoxo

    Food+Fashion+Travel=Love

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  9. Thanks for your lovely comment Julie, these photos are amazing! I could do with a macaron (or 5) right now haha!
    x

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  10. I think I must have put on a few pounds just looking at your pictures! :P

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  11. Love your style! I FOLLOW U,FOLLOW ME BACK if u like it ;)

    I've just been in L.A. and missed yhis place :(

    Kisses...

    IdaLinda K.
    charmisanattitude.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for visiting! I just came out of the gym and stopped on your blog! Everything looks Yummy!Never been to LA! beijosssss

    following you ! follow me back ?

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  13. All of this food looks sooo yummy! Thanks for sharing :) And thanks for the comment on my blog! Follow each other?

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  14. everything loos so delish!..especially those berry tarts, yum
    (and thank you for stopping by and your lovely comment! So glad you liked it :-)

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  15. thank-you for the comment my lovely, i'm so hungry after looking at this.. i really need to try macaroons i've seen loads of bloggers post pictures of them and saying how yummy they are :( xx

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  16. The pizza looks amazing, and also the macarons, and the berries....! Great blog! Going to follow you!

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  17. Hii<3 Thanks a lot for your nice comment at my blog :)
    Your blog is really interesting. A lot of nice luxurious home interior and apartments and stuff. These photos are sooo yummy!

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  18. I want all those macaroons!! By the way I'm following your lovely blog now please follow back :)

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  19. food porn indeed! i got hot, sweaty and lusty for those dishes. i really wanna get my hands on those portobello fries!

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  20. I just ate and this has just made me so hungry!

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  21. Oh my goodness, this looks all very tempting!!! Thanks for visiting me and please tell me more about Pierre Herme! Have a lovely day!

    Kristin xx

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  22. This is my kind of food!!!! I'm marking it down for our next trip to L.A. Delish!!!

    xo Elizabeth

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  23. hmm yummy food!!!! great blog!

    xoxo jenna
    http://thepetiteblog.blogspot.com

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  24. yum yum yum! incredible food photos.

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  25. so delicious and stylish images! happy new week...yum :-)

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  26. This post has made me sufficiently hungry. Those portebello fries look absolutely incredible. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. I am now following you with bloglovin :) If you like my blog please do the same!

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  27. The food looks yummy, especially the deserts!!! Thanks for sharing. I may have to visit that place soon. :)

    xoxo,
    melrod

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  28. Thanks for the sweet blog post. :)

    This is so rad! I was actually just planning a weekend trip to LA next month; this restaurant will definitely be on my to-do list!

    xo
    Dabay

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  29. Those macaroons look heavenly

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  30. I will be sitting in some hideous traffic on the 10 Fwy to get to this slice of heaven. No doubt worth it!

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Give it to me...gimme that funk, that sweet, that gushy stuff

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