Bouchon – Yountville

Bouchon was packed. Not one table was empty at 6:30. We started with 2 glasses of champagne (not pictured)

Bouchon - Austin

Our server, Austin, was superb.


Bouchon Oysters

Island Creek Oysters


Bouchon Oysters 1

Wellfleet Oysters


Bouchon wine



Bouchon Big Eye Tuna

Big Eye Tuna, Cornichons, Capers, Nicoise Olives, Haricot Vertes, Fingerling Potatoes, Hard Boiled Egg, Arugula, Gribiche sauce – perfect


Bouchon - Cucumbers

Salad of French Laundry Garden Cucumbers with Cherry Tomatoes, Marcona Almonds, Piment d’Espelette Creme Fraiche – again a light and refreshing salad on a hot night


Bouchon - Octopus

 Grilled Octopus and Fresh Summer Bean Salad with Pickled Apricots and Basil Vinaigrette – incredibly tender octopus plus summer bounty on a plate

Bouchon snails

Bouchon snails 1



Brandade better

Beignet’s de Brandade de Morue – Cod Brandade with Tomato Confit and Fried sage – a heavy, greasy mess – to their credit this was taken off the bill


Church and State Brandade

Church and State’s Beignets de Brandade de Morue, salt cod, saffron aioli – these were light as a feather – no grease, lightly battered with a sauce that was 4 star. Walter should bottle his aioli and sell it. He would make a fortune.

As I mentioned, the service was excellent. In retrospect, I wish I had ordered the charcuterie or one of my all-time favorites the Croque Madame.

croque madame

The perfect Croque Madame from a visit in 2007.

But, other than the brandade, this was a light refreshing supper on a hot summer night.

2 Responses to “Bouchon – Yountville”

  1. 1 sygyzy July 23, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Dear Lizzie,

    Next time you go to Yountville, please take me along. 🙂

  2. 2 nancy July 25, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Hi, I went to Bouchon Yountville for a light lunch July 22,2009. Unfortunately, the Spinach quiche was the worst I have ever had. It was more a custard with a tiny amount of spinach on top. the crust was soggy and the top was burnt. I hope this was a one time problem. I would very much like to return. Sincerely, Nancy Gershman Santa Rosa

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