Brunch at Bouchon in Napa | Thomas Keller

Every trip to SF and Napa has always been filled with fun, friends and FOOD. FINALLY I tried out BOUCHON and my first brunch at Bouchon in Napa did not disappoint. Since 1998, Thomas Keller’s French restaurant Bouchon and Bouchon bakery has been a hot staple in Yountville. Other Bouchon locations can be found in New York, Las Vegas and Beverly Hills.

The restaurant had a buzzy crowd at 11:45am and don’t get me started on the Bouchon bakery- lines poured out well into the streets. This was also during the time of the good ol’ Napa heat wave- where temperatures soured well over 100 °F. Holy Hotness.

KK ordered the Con t de Canard – crispy duck leg. More on this crispy beaut in a minute.

We got there at 11:45am and you can tell there’s a LARGE crowd already. Every seat in every table was already taken.

The delicious bread from Bouchon! Super addictive, piping hot and it was so good, we took the remainder to go.

*Huîtres* oysters US$20.00 (HK$156) for 1⁄2 doz. You can’t go wrong with ordering oysters at Bouchon.

*Croque Madame | grilled ham & cheese sandwich on brioche, fried egg & sauce Mornay
served with French fries, US$18.95 (HK$148) WOW! The croque madame is one of the signature items on the Bouchon brunch menu and it was freakin’ great. We shared this among the 4 of us and that was more than enough. It’s definitely on the oiler side.

*Steak Frites | pan-seared at iron, caramelized shallots, butter and served with French fries US$37.50 (HK$292). My lunch pick. Super incredible and don’t get me started on those fries. Crispy, crunchy and with the perfect crackle.

Con t de Canard | crispy duck leg con t, pearl barley, sweet carrots, fava beans, mushrooms & duck jus US$17.00 (HK$132) The duck meat was super flavorful, tender and rich. I only had a small bite (and it was GOOD- I wanted to eat more but just had no more stomach space) since my steak frites was so filling.

 SO STUFFED. This meal was so good but so fullllllll.

Glad to finally try out Bouchon! I will definitely be back.

Bouchon | 6534 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599 | tel: 707 – 944-8037

Peace, Jess

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