October 08, 2010


Last time I visited Bouchon LA, I was there for an engagement dinner. Today I was there for a wedding rehearsal lunch. Bouchon and I share a special bond.

My favorite thing about Bouchon, other than the fact that it's owned by the wonderful Thomas Keller, is its pomme frites. Those little suckers must be laced with crack or something because they are nearly impossible to deny. They really are quite delicious, perfectly crisp pomme frites. Maybe it's just me.

That said, their other notable dishes (from experience) are:
Moules au Safran; Steak Frites; Poulet Roti; and the veal. Their French Onion soup is often-raved about, but I didn't find it that mind-blowing. Maybe it's just me.

Today we had a fixed menu for the special occasion. Take a peek.

Le menu
Marinated Olives drizzled in olive oil
Holy moly, get these away from me! So addictive.

Salmon spread w/ crostini
First time trying this, and I liked it. The taste of salmon was not too fishy, but not too mayo-y either.

Little friend of mine, you are always welcome in my belly! You are also what every classic French cheese puff should be: light, creamy, and delicious.

Mixed greens with warm goat cheese, tossed in red wine vinegrette
The goat cheese - YES!

Squash soup with maple creme fraiche
Nothing spectacular, especially because it was served lukewarm. (normal?)

Steak Frites
 Although the meat was tender, it was too salty. The butter + grilled onion topping did not help at all.

Moules steamed in white wine, mustard, and saffron
Always a winner here!

Caramel Flan
 The flan was especially creamy and delicious.

Pot of peanut butter cream with grape jelly & cinnamon toast
The concept was innovative (PB & J anyone?), but the PB custard was too overpowering.

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cuisine: French-American
location: Beverly Hills [Yountville, Las Vegas]
hours: M-F: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Sat-Sun: 10:30am - 2:30pm; M-Sun: 5:30pm- 10:30pm
website: { B | yelp }
attire: Casual (day) ; Dressy (night)
parking: Valet
helpful tip: Make reservations