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Saturday Brunch at Bouchon - Review w/pic (Las Vegas)


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Saturday Brunch at Bouchon - Review w/pic (Las Vegas)

kjs | Oct 16, 2008 01:53 PM

Gee, it’s been ages since I’ve posted a review on Chowhound. I guess I’m too busy eating in Vegas !
I had a couple college buddies in town this last weekend. I got lucky arranging a comped room for them at Venetian. When checking them in and checking out the room ( I’ve never stayed at Venetian, enjoyed a weekday jaunt at Palazzo but never hit the mothership ! ) their room was in the Venezia Tower which means it’s a stones throw from Bouchon.
Sadly, my buddies aren’t the foodie types (as an example, my one friend enjoys the coffee shop at the wild, wild west casino - ok, I like it, too.) but I figured , tough cookies, we are gonna hit Bouchon for brunch and they are gonna like it !!
Saturday brunch at Bouchon after a late nite of Vegas “activities” is a welcome reprieve. Even though the restaurant was busy ( about ½ hour wait to get a table ) the overall vibe is relaxing.
We decide to start with some pastries and of course, COFFEE ! We opt to have the server make the selections for us. A raspberry coffee cakish pastry, a chocolate croissant, a regular croissant and the server brought us complementary what I’ll call, mini - beignets . I went with the croissant – perfect ! tried a little nibble of the others, again, amazing ! and the coffee, I’m not a coffee snob, in fact, basically started drinking coffee when I moved to Vegas, this is definitely one of the better cups of java I’ve tried.
My two buddies order the same thing( I gave them a glare hoping they might order different items for the sake of variety ) – the chef special omelet ( it had sausage in it – I believe Italian ) I went with one of the other specials – the crab gratin. My roomie ordered the french toast with a side of bananas.
Sad to say, the only pic taken by my roomie – the gratin.
The omelet’s looked perfect and given the 30 seconds it took both my buddies to inhale them, they tasted good, too !
The french toast – I commented on this in another thread, I’m sorry, it ain’t “french toast” it’s french toast “inspired” bread pudding ! It does taste great but my spin – it’s a dessert.
The gratin – amazing flavors but very rich. It has a very heavy cream base to it. I was completely stuffed but I had to try a lil nibble of the mini-french baquettes provided with our breakfast – I wish I was still hungry because the bread was simply devine.
The serivice was impeccable.

Total cost for 4 ( including beverages ) - $127.

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