Saturday, March 12, 2011

Los Angeles | Bouchon Bistro

I knew I had to visit Bouchon Bistro when my favorite food network show host, Giada, recommended this restaurant back in 2009. The elegant restaurant is one of Thomas Keller's more casual creation - the same chef who brought us the high profile Per Se in New York City and The French Laundry near Napa Valley. Thanks to Restaurant Week in Los Angles, I finally get to have a taste of it!

Bouchon serves casual French cuisine but promises high quality food and atmosphere. You can find food like steak frites, quiches, corque madame, and oysters on their menu as well as an extensive wine list. While the dining room is architected as a quaint and grand cafe, we decided to sit at the patio, where we can enjoy the soothing California sun.

The DineLA menu featured an appetizer, an entree, and a desert for $28.00. The food was fresh and delicately prepared. Most importantly, the portion was generous, and I was really full after the meal.

Despite the interesting shape, the French bread they serve was delicious. The spread is the perfect mixture of butter and cream - smooth and tasty.

French Bread with Salted Cream Butter

The best of all is the Corque Madame, which was recommended by Giada. It is basically grilled ham & cheese sandwich on brioche, topped with a fried egg & mornay sauce.

Croque Madame

The sandwich was probably the best I have ever tasted in my life. Not to mention, the fries was pretty awesome too!

Tarte du Jour - Smoked Salmon Tart

Overall, the restaurant attracts a good crowd of people and serves excellent food. The waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu. I will definitely visit again if I'm craving for something simple and comforting.

Bouchon Bistro
235 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

My Recommendation: 5 Stars
Awesome place for some delicate comfort food and experience the Beverly Hills casual.

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