When I was in LA this summer, I had the privilege of trying Bottega Louie’s “cupmacs” (my name for them, not theirs). I loved getting a two-for-one deal with my favorite treats, cupcakes and macarons, in these cupmacs, but that doesn’t mean I resisted trying just a plain ol’ macaron from Bottega Louie.
I opted for the “grand cru” macaron from Bottega Louie’s impressive lineup of brightly colored cookies. The grand cru macaron is an almond cookie with dark chocolate ganache that is smooth, sweet and has just the right amount of crunch. I’m not sure where I put this on my list of macarons, but it’s definitely up there. Guess I’ll have to visit again.
Bottega Louie macarons cost $1.75 a piece. While that’s in the range of prices I’ve seen in the KC area, I’d expect the price to be a little cheaper in LA because there’s more competition. Perhaps the bakers just never get a price break on the ingredients — almond flour, high-quality ganache. But, these macarons are the same size as other macarons I’ve had (no skinny LA macarons!) and are totally worth the splurge for a little French cookie.
Have you tried Bottega Louie macarons? What did you think? How much is too much for a cookie? Tell me what you think in the comments section.
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