Bouchon Bakery, Yountville CA report w/ pics
- hhc Jan 29, 2007 06:51 PM
We were rushing to our reservation at Ad Hoc, but we still had 15 minutes so we stopped here. We parked the car in the lot close to Bouchon Bakery and quickly walked in. It's only 2.5 blocks away from Ad Hoc.
I've read some reviews so knew what I wanted, lots of sweets:
TKO-Thomas Keller's Oreo. It's yummy. 2 chocolate thin buttery cookies with a white cream filling sandwiched in between. Delicious.
Chocolate Bouchon-the signature dessert. It's like a tiny cake that's really moist and full of mini chocolate chips. Good.
Chocolate chip cookies-huge, not what I expected but I'm very picky on my chocolate chip cookie. I like nuts in mine, and it's not in this cookie. Not enough chocolate chip and just kinda boring to eat.
Macarons-the French cookie w/ varies fillings. $3 each. I got chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, and caramel. My favorites were the caramel and vanilla.
They take credit cards, my damage was $16.75. They have hot and cold drinks, soup, and breads available too.
6540 Washington St
Yountville, CA 94599
check out my pics:
I think both versions-Bouchon Bakery and Bay Bread are good, though I prefer the smaller size of the Bay Bread since it's cheaper at $1.50 and just as tasty, plus closer. Bouchon Bakery ones are like the size of a hockey puck.
Very nice write up. I had the pleasure of trying all of their macarons a couple of weekends ago and then tried the full array from Miete last weekend. Miete's are half the price but also half the size. I greatly preferred Bouchon Bakery's version and they kept longer as well. Theirs were the near perfect crunchy/chewy balance and the cream filing more flavorful across the board.
When you got the TKO was it served cold? I went to Bouchon Bakery in NYC and it was so cold it was rock hard. really dissapointing.
I tried all the macarons I bought. The chocolate one I just thought was very sweet, kinda fudgy (probably just needed some milk), but still good. Finished them all 2.5 days later. The TKO was bought at room temperature (laying out on the store's counter), I left it out on the counter at home and the next day ate it, was really delicious.
They also have Bouchon Bakery in New York and Las Vegas.
We just made reservations for lunch on Saturday. Thanks for the write up, it gives me a lot to look forward to.
Bought the chocolate macaroon - even after 3 days, it was still delicious. Kinda chewy and fudgy, but in a light way.
Didn't think the counter staff at the bakery was particularly friendly or helpful.
I love their Brioche--I live close-by and frequently drive over on a Sunday morning and buy one to make French Toast. Mmmmmm....and until somone can tell me where to get a decent challah in this Valley, I'll stick with it!
When I was last at Buchon Bakery it was breakfast time. I had the ham and cheese crossiant. They pressed it in the panini grill and it was the best I had ever had! Wow!
We also got a bag of assorted cookies to have in the car for wine tasting. I do not remeber what kind, all I know is they did not last very long.
I have only been once, early in the morning during the week and remember a sweet cheese 'danish' served open cupped in a very flaky dough that was outstanding.
A friend brought some of Bouchon's cookies to dinner last night.
Vanilla macaron: nice texture but too bland
Pistachio macaron: very good
Peanut butter sandwich: incredible, best ever
I also had a good experience at Bouchon with some of the items, others not so much.. here are some photos with my reviews...
I have the fondest memories of their Oatmeal Raisin cookie.. whatever it was, it's the best bakery-bought cookie I've had in my life... so FULL of flavor and ingredients. Don't miss it.