Boule Atelier opening
Boule's opening party last night was a parade of tiny green-tea cream puffs, croissants, mini pains au chocolat, Meyer lemon macarons and pink Champagne. New Boule pastry chef Roman Drocourt, most recently of Ortolan, passed trays of madeleines and financiers himself.
Also on the new Boule team are Hide and Mariko Kubota from Osaka. Hide's baking breads (wonder if the new kitchen is gearing up for some wholesale bread business too), and she's working in pastry. Conspicuously absent was Michelle Myers. But Providence pastry chef Adrian Vasquez was there, and so was former Sona pastry chef Ron Mendoza, who recently left the French Laundry for L'Auberge Carmel and was in town for one night.
Boule Atelier is scheduled to officially open next week, as is Boule's Beverly Hills outpost. Any others on the horizon? "I would love to open a Boule in Tokyo," says chef-owner David Myers.
Boule Atelier, 408 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 289- 9977. Also, 413 N. Bedford, Beverly Hills.
-- Betty Hallock
Photos by Betty Hallock