Friday, November 27, 2009

angelenos: bouchon is now open.


as we pulled up to the valet, the name 'Bouchon' unassumingly stood out from its dark burgundy background of the valet umbrella. we were greeted by five valet men, handsomely suited in the latest in valet fashions and stood at each door of the car eagerly awaiting for us to exit. in a calm voice they spoke, "good evening. welcome to bouchon." the statement was simple but you knew that what was about to come would be one of elegance and class. Thomas Keller needs no introduction. he has become known by far more than just those in the industry as one of the best chefs in the world. knowing that we would soon be experiencing the food of a man who has been awarded countless michelin stars, best chef titles and high honors from the james beard foundation, your heart (and stomach) skipped a beat.

as we walked into the restaurant, erykah badu's "back in the day" streamed across the eatery speakers. somewhat of an odd choice in music, going to show that keller obviously was trying to fit his restaurant into the hip LA scene. somewhat disappointing, but nonetheless, did not diminish the excitement of eating keller's masterful food.

keller's menu brings you back to the basics of artful cooking. no frills, just extreme attention to detail. coupled with the elegant (yet hip) ambiance, it's the kind of place that makes you feel like you have to sit with your back a little bit straighter and your speak just a little bit more proper.


beignets de brandade de morue

frisee aux lardons et oeuf poche

plats des cotes de boeuf
gigot d'Agneau

steak frites


saumon poele

poulet roti grand-mere

valrhona chocholate bouchons

tarte au citron



bouchon
235 n. canon dr
los angeles, ca 90036
bouchonbistro.com
(310) 271-9910


bon appétit~!

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