16 Mar Brunch at Bottega Louie in LA: Smoked Salmon Eggs Bennedict
Review: My recent brunch experience at Bottega Louie
Brunching has become a huge part of American culture, and in Southern California, we take our brunch very seriously. Bottega Louie in LA boasts an impressive 12,660 reviews (and counting) and 4-star rating on Yelp, which is my go-to foodie resource. If you didn’t think Eggs Benedict could be sexy, this smoked salmon bennie will make you think again:
The bennie starts with a crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside potato pancake, topped with fresh smoked salmon, a perfectly poached egg and a killer Hollandaise sauce. It’s sprinkled with scallions for the extra pop of flavor and garnished with greens. This is definitely up there in the best bennie I’ve ever eaten and I would definitely get it again!
A little bit about Bottega Louie in Los Angeles:
Presentation is everything at this gem. The restaurant itself is beautiful, with huge windows letting in lots of light, pretty decorations adorned with colorful macarons, and a welcoming brick oven pizza stove. They’ve been recognized by The Daily Meal, USA Today, Time and more and awarded for their brunch, desserts, pizza and ambiance. I am a bit of a macaron snob (ok that’s the understatement of the century). I studied abroad in Paris during college and had the pleasure of eating my way through the city and trying countless macarons, landing me on my all-time favorite macarons on the planet by Pierre Hermé. I can honestly say they are 10 times better than the more famous Ladurée. The macarons at Bottega Louie are definitely prettier than they taste, sadly. Extra sad because they cost $10 for a box of 4. I have yet to try one of their incredible looking pastries, but I will definitely be back!
If you’ve been to this famous eatery, let me know what to try next!