I'm new to Chowhound, live in Asheville, and was distressed to see the negative review of Bouchon when looking up my fave restaurants. I did note that danna's pan was from January. I would encourage her to revisit Bouchon. The owner is now doing all the cooking, and I find the food to be really superior, the prices, reasonable and the service, professional. There was a 40-minute wait on Friday night, but well worth it. In fact, they sold out of mussels. I understand danna's disgust with a bad mussel--it will put you off shellfish for a long time. Anyway, I guess I should maybe reconsider this post--it might make those weekend waits longer!