Breakfast at Bouchon
- coconutgoddess Mar 6, 2010 03:19 PM
Diners: Myself and my sister
As a little background, my sister and I are food enthusiasts. We have gone on the road to hit little mom and pop road stands, and eaten at famous chef restaurants in several major cities. We love good food, but are NOT food snobs.
Bouchon claims to be the best breakfast in Las Vegas, and I have to say, I believe this to be true. This is my third time eating here, and I am a fan. It is a MUST visit each time I find myself in sin city. It was an expensive breakfast. Our bill was $100 for two, but I think worth every cent. (and we did have a box of pastries to go)
The server starts by taking or drink order. I had a hot chocolate and my sister had a virgin Bloody Mary. Both were excellent. The chocolate was thick, rich, and not overly sweet. The Bloody Mary was, well… Bloody good. A nice kick of spice and rimmed with a delicious flavored salt.
Another server drops a loaf of bread directly on the table along with a nice pot of European butter. I could have eaten that whole pot of butter myself. It was so very creamy, sweet, and just a perfect hint of salt.
Though we usually would not order a started for brunch/breakfast we had to have the beignets of the day. Unlike the ones you find in New Orleans, these are fried and have a more cake like texture. They were very tasty served with the Jam selection of the day and Nutella.
I ordered the Corned Beef Hash – House made corned beef hand chopped and blended with just a little potato and onion confit. Served with eggs (over medium for me) and toasted brioche. This is hands down my favorite thing to eat here. Sounds simple I know, but the corned beef is just so perfectly seasoned and eggs so fresh. In previous trips I have had their version of Chicken and Waffles, and that too was very good. But I do find myself craving the corned beef.
My sister ordered the special - Steak Eggs Benedict. WOW. I had a bite, and WOW. Of course the egg was perfectly poached. Served atop sliced steak on a fresh made English muffin and topped with an herbed Hollandaise sauce.
We both had to restrain ourselves from licking our plates.
We ordered some fresh squeezed orange juice. It was exactly that. It tasted like it had been on the tree just moments ago. We took along some pastries for the road. The Pain Chocolate and Chocolate Almond Croissants were flaky, sweet, and satisfying. If you don’t have the time or budget to experience Bouchon be sure to grab some baked goods from the Bouchon Bakery that is found at shop level.
Service was exceptional and the food was everything and more. It is exactly what you would expect from Thomas Keller.
Bill for 2 -$100 Each of our breakfast entrees were in the $28 range.
Bouchon at The Venetian
3355 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109