A Brief Intermezzo

While culling through my 100+ photos of our next destination, Hearst Castle, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a couple of things we did in between our visit to Los Angeles and our arrival at San Simeon:

Lunch at Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bistro next to our hotel, the Montage BH

Lunch at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro next to our hotel, the Montage BH

At the Montage Beverly Hills, a performance by The Aqualillies synchronized swimmers.

At the Montage Beverly Hills, a performance by The Aqualillies synchronized swimmers.

Macaroons from Bottega Louie in downtown LA.

Macaroons from Bottega Louie in downtown LA.

Bottega Louie's beautiful gift boxes.

Bottega Louie’s beautiful gift boxes.

The pastries are delectable.

The pastries are delectable.

If you are lucky, you may bump into one of LA's colorful characters.

If you are lucky, you may bump into one of LA’s colorful characters.

Beautifully plated uni at the Michelin 2 starred restaurant, Providence, on Melrose Ave.

Beautifully plated uni at the Michelin 2 starred restaurant, Providence, on Melrose Ave.

Providence, known as LA's best seafood restaurant, serves a phenomenal striped bass.

Providence, known as LA’s best seafood restaurant, serves a phenomenal striped bass.

A stop on 101 in Paso Robles at Denner Vineyards.

A stop on 101 in Paso Robles at Denner Vineyards.

A license plate of a limo I saw in the Denner parking lot that made me smile.

A license plate of a limo I saw in the Denner parking lot that made me smile.

The Central Coast area of Paso Robles is known for producing intense Syrahs.

The Central Coast area of Paso Robles is known for producing intense Syrahs.

 

Bouchon
235 North Cañon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
310-271-9910
http://www.thomaskeller.com/beverly-hills-california/bouchon-beverly-hills

Montage Beverly Hills
225 North Cañon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
310-860-7801
http://www.montagehotels.com

Bottega Louie
700 South Grand
Los Angeles, CA
213-802-1470
http://www.bottegalouie.com

Providence
5955 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA  90038
323-460-4170
http://providencela.com

Denner Vineyards
5414 Vineyard Drive
Paso Robles, CA  93466
850-239-4287
http://www.dennervineyards.com

I will have my post from Hearst Castle ready for the coming weekend, so check back soon!
xo M

All photos by Marci Symington for texaztaste.blogspot.com.

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