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Saturday brunch in Vegas - Bouchon vs. Tableau


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Saturday brunch in Vegas - Bouchon vs. Tableau

Debbie W | Oct 8, 2008 04:49 PM

Will be in Vegas next weekend celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. Want to have a brunch on the anniversary day itself, Saturday 10/18. Dinner that night is Bar Charlie starting at 7:30, so I'm thinking brunch around 10:00-11:00 would leave us hungry enough for a prolonged dinner that evening.

Usually we are lunch people not brunch or breakfast people. Can't do three meals a day, especially in Vegas. However, we have made exceptions to do a few breakfasts at Verandah and Bouchon. We went to Verandah on our last trip in August, so that's out. We have never been to Tableau.

Our breakfasts at Bouchon have been on weekdays and have been enjoyable but not particularly stellar, though I have no specific complaints apart from occasionally slow service in terms of keeping my coffee topped up. I actually tend to prefer Bouchon for dinner. My favorite breakfast dish there has been the boudin blanc with scrambled eggs. The bread pudding thing is too much/too sweet for me. I tend to prefer a more protein-centric breakfast. My husband is not picky and will find something to his liking anywhere we go.

I just can't decide between Bouchon and Tableau. Took a look at the brunch menu for Bouchon. Tableau menu isn't available online, I suppose I could call and have them fax it. Are there any standout dishes on the brunch menu at Bouchon that aren't on the weekday breakfast menu? As to crowds, which will be more manageable on a Saturday morning? I know that Bouchon doesn't take reservations for brunch.

It's entirely possible that we will do one on Saturday and one on Sunday. For now I want to make at least a preliminary decision for Saturday, and we will probably play Sunday by ear. All input appreciated.

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