Fab Four – Olive Oil Desserts – Los Angeles Magazine

These surprising olive oil desserts are far from the pits
Boule Macarons

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Boule Atelier 
A rich olive oil macaron has all the pungent bite of a green picholine fresh from Provence. A lavender aroma ties the dainty confection together. » 408 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-289-9977.

Osteria Mozza 
Pastry chef Dahlia Narvaez adds a rosemary garnish to these star- and heart-shaped mini olive oil cakes. They’re served alongside olive oil gelato with a sprinkle of sea salt. » 6602 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323-297-0100.

3 Dining Room at Langham, Huntington Hotel 
Chef Craig Strong makes an olive oil sponge cake topped with crema catalana and accompanied by olive oil ice cream, an olive oil sablée, and marinated blackberries. It’s called the Spanish Virgin for its arbequiña olive oil. » 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, 626-585-6218.

 4 Gelato Bar 
A cool scoop of olive oil gelato has a hint of green grass softened by gobs of cream. Get it with stracciatella for a real Italian treat. » 4342 1/2 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, 818-487-1717.

Photograph by Jessica Boone