I had plans to visit a few places for lunch off the main strip, but all the taxi rides were getting expensive, so we decided to stay on the strip for lunch. Since I had to make a visit to Bouchon Bakery inside The Venetian to pick up Thomas Keller’s macarons and other baked goods, we decided to check out Bouchon Bistro.
There was a slight wait time when we arrived, but we were able to munch on complimentary almond tea cakes while we waited. Not a bad deal at all.
After we ordered, we were give some crusty pan d’epi (wheat stalk bread). I was surprised that the bread is placed directly onto the table (which is lined with white paper, with linen underneath). The bread was accompanied with some Bouchon jams.
I loved the bread. Crusty bread is my favorite kind. I liked it so much I bought some home from the bakery section. FH only likes soft breads though since he didn’t like this at all.
Beignets du jour (house made special doughnuts with Bouchon Bakery jam)
You can choose jelly filled beignets or plain ones. I chose plain ones because I’m not a huge jelly fan.
This plate of fluffy beignets lightly rolled in sugar were the softest beignets I’ve ever eaten. Each one was pillowy soft, and melted in my mouth. I want to dine at Bouchon Bistro again just for the beignets. They were accompanied with Nutella and jam. Heavenly.
Croque Madame (Toasted ham & cheese on brioche with a fried egg & mornay sauce. Served with pommes frites)
The sandwich was big, the runny egg a definitely plus. The fries were thin and crispy. Surprisingly they tasted like McDonald’s fries when you actually are lucky enough to get a fresh batch. I feel like I’ve committed a huge offense by comparing Bouchon fries to McDonald’s, but I swear that’s what they tasted like.
Bouchon French Toast (Bread pudding style with warm layers of brioche, custard & apples. Served with maple syrup)
I’m sad to say this was a complete fail for me. The french toast was way too sweet for my liking, and the custard made the brioche quite soggy. I only ate a few bites before giving up.
Other than the French toast, we enjoyed our leisurely brunch here. The atmosphere was relaxing, the service was attentive. I’ll have to visit the one in Los Angeles sometime soon. You can view Bouchon’s menus here.
Of course since we were here, we decided to walk around The Venetian.
Lunar Year decorations appeared to still be around too:
Random spot with a turtle so I had to take a picture:
Bouchon Bakery where I loaded up on macarons, cookies and cupcakes.
We passed by this gelato place that offers a crazy number of gelato flavors. Must try it out next time.
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone (702) 414-6200 Fax