Thomas Keller is a genius. I did meet him once in person (*EEP!*) and he was nice and gracious. Going to The French Laundry is a big, big dream of mine ... as well as going to all his other restaurants in Yountville. However, there is a Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills and it's relatively easy and much cheaper to get my fix of his food there. Bouchon was a part of DineLA recently, so it was the perfect opportunity to make another visit.
salade de betteraves - roasted beets, Tom Thumb lettuce, orange suprêmes, red wine vinaigrette
soup du jour - carrot, crispy pepitas
coq au vin - red wine braised chicken, bacon lardons, button mushrooms, pearl onions, sauce au vin rouge
risotto aux champignons - wild mushrooms, parmesan foam
bouchons - valrhona chocolate brownies, Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream
tarte au citron - lemon tart
The meal was on the outdoor patio and of course, this "winter" in Los Angeles has been anything but. I think it's 80degrees today. Sorry, East Coast. Stay warm!
235 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210