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.