As 2009 draws to a close, blah blah blah. I have nothing inspirational to write or words of wisdom. I’m just glad the year is over. A chapter in my life is done, complete, locked away never to be repeated. One thing I will repeat is a visit to Bouchon. This year I dined at Bouchon FOUR times. Three of those times were in Las Vegas. Yesterday I visited the new Bouchon outlet in Beverly Hills.
Edited to add this picture. I can’t believe I forgot to add it. Why am I the only one wearing color? I realize it’s winter, but we’re at Bouchon!! Oh well, they all look great.
The service was outstanding. The waitstaff was very proactive. We had a long leisurely lunch, mostly discussing the chaos that is my life (I apologize for being a conversation hog: Jen, Michelle, Aaron!). This time instead of my usual salad and gnocchi, I had the soup du jour (butternut squash) and the croque madame without the HAM.
My friend Michelle wrote a more in-depth description of our experience. You can read it HERE.
I went on a baking binge right before Christmas and thanks to C & H Sugar who sent me a gift card to use to purchase ingredients, I added a last-minute item of brownie squares to my cookie plate. I made this recipe, but with out the nuts–because there are some people in my family who do not like nuts. They may be the same people who like HAM.