Las Vegas Part 3: Bouchon @ the Venetian
The Skinny: Our last night at the Ventetian for our company retreat was spent at Bouchon. We were all given a budget of $70 per person that would be used for dinner. This would be my second time at the Thomas Keller restaurant chain, so I knew what to expect.
Since one of my co-worker and I wanted some Seafood, we decided to combine our budget and get the Grand Plateau Seafood platter ($110); and share the Poulet Roti ($29.50) with some Mac & Cheese. The Grand Plateau comes with 1 whole Lobster, 16 Oysters, 8 Shrimp, 8 Clams, 9 Mussels, seasonal Crab, and a special selection. The Poulet Roti itself is a roasted Chicken with Chanterelle Mushrooms, Caramelized Figs, Pickled Ramps and Chicken Jus.
The High: The Grand Paleau was a gluttenous dream come true. It was fresh, clean, and an evil tower of Shellfish with Cocktail, Vinegar, and Horsradish sauces on the side. The petite Lobster I shared was sweet and the Oysters were briny like the sea. I didn’t really care for the Mussels and Clams though.
I wish I could remember what the Poulet Roti and the sauce it came with, tasted like, but for once in Las Vegas, the Chicken wasn’t dry at all. I also barely remember what the Mac & Cheese was like, but it was cheesy and gooey and had a nice crust on top.
I guess Two Much Food and Gin & Tonics numbs out the pallet….and memory.
The Low: I was about to say, I got nothing and that everything was solid, but then I realized… we didn’t get any “seasonal crab” or that “special selection.” I think we got jibbed, but I have to admit, we didn’t really need the extra Crustaceans.
Would you come back again? Sure, why not!
More Info: Bouchon Bistro | 3355 South Las Vegas | Boulevard, Las Vegas – (702) 414-6200