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What else to order at Bouchon?

Problem Child Apr 3, 2007 11:17 PM

I researched past posts and saw the recommended dishes to order are the jar of Foei, raw oysters and leg of lamb.

Morton said before that their lower price items were not worth it, but the splurge items are out of the world, is this still true?

Thanks for the input.

  1. Non Cognomina Apr 7, 2007 12:05 AM

    I love the pork belly, and the Salmon Rillette is my favorite. I'm also an enthusiastic fan of the Mussels, although I prefer the bread to the fries for dipping. The fries are THE BEST I've every had anywhere, hands down. If only they had a burger on the menu...

    1. Chris Rising Apr 5, 2007 11:02 AM

      Moules Frites are fantastic. Also, the roasted chicken was by far the best I've ever had. Yes, better than Zuni.

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        Margot Apr 5, 2007 07:48 AM

        Their Boudin Blanc (white sausage) is very flavorful.

        1. m
          Mission Terrace Foodie Apr 4, 2007 02:17 PM

          Love the salmon tartare with chopped egg and also the cod fritters. Something I never would have ordered but was lucky my compnanion did... trotters. Yum.

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          1. re: Mission Terrace Foodie
            figrrl Apr 4, 2007 10:21 PM

            I didn't care for the gnocci; tasted like tater tots. The sardine appetizer was very good. The roast chicken was good, but no better than homemade.

          2. livnihs05 Apr 4, 2007 01:26 PM

            BOUCHON MUSSELS!!!!
            i LOVE~~~~ them
            but... you have to go to the bouchon in napa, vegas doesn't do justice.
            i love bouchon so much i go to napa 3 X a year... just to sink my teeth into those tiny little plump mussels.....
            they are bite size, just the right fluffness, the garlic dipping sauce is just... amazing...yummm....
            the other stuff... yeah they're good but i think i've had better in the bay area anyway.
            but... def... try the mussels... it's out of this WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            1. re: livnihs05
              Carrie 218 Apr 5, 2007 06:24 AM

              I'm with Livininhs... I lived in Napa for four years and while I had probably eaten through their menu a dozen times, near the end of my stint there, for me it was nothing other than stopping in at the bar just to eat the mussels -- although unless they have changed the recipe, Livin is remembering garlic and I am remembering saffron.

              The hardest part was decided between having a side of frittes for dipping into the sauce, or bread (you got more sauce with bread but the frittes were fabulous).

            2. maria lorraine Apr 4, 2007 12:53 PM

              Just about anything from the raw bar. The presentations are beautiful, esp. the big platters.
              Yes, pomme frites. Moules. Pate de campagne. Love sitting at the bar!

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              1. re: maria lorraine
                ccbweb Apr 7, 2007 07:14 AM

                I agree completely with maria lorraine, we actually had a fairly abysmal experience sitting at a table. Our waiter seemed completely off. Forgot to put in an order for a side of haricot vert (which were then heavily oversalted), and kept pouring still water into our sparkling water despite the sparkling water sitting right next to the table in a bucket.

                Suffice to say, the service was such that we probably wouldn't go back -- except, the raw bar was so freaking good and the fries were so amazing that when I said "well, we could always just sit at the bar and eat fries and lobster" my wife was right on board.

              2. daveena Apr 4, 2007 12:31 PM

                I love the gnocchi. They're choux, not potato based, tiny (bigger than spaetzle, but not much), herb-flecked, and fried in brown butter.

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                  rtmonty Apr 4, 2007 10:27 AM

                  They have great pomme frites.

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                  1. re: rtmonty
                    kevin h Apr 4, 2007 01:17 PM

                    Probably the best I've ever had, I'd say.

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