You cannot make a reservation for breakfast, and we had heard that there is sometimes a long queue for a table. With this in mind we went at about 9am (by which time it was already 28 C outside) in the hope we wouldn't have to wait too long. There was no queue at all! Apparently 9am is early... We were greeted by a friendly waitress and taken into the main seating area via a stunning tiled walk way. Everything is beautifully finished, and definitely feels more European than American. We had the choice of sitting outside (on the air conditioned balcony) or inside. We remained inside just because it was so nice.
The menu is extensive, ranging from a full English type breakfast to the more continental choices. Everything is home made including the pastries, butter and preserves.
Our waiter was fantastic. He was really chatty (and seemed to know an awful lot about Manchester) but was not intrusive. He asked us about our plans so we told him of the excitement brewing about visiting The French Laundry later in the week.
We chose the Breakfast Américaine and Bouchon French Toast. This didn't sound like a lot of food when we ordered it, nor did it appear a breakfast behemoth like those at Dottie's. However, it was unbelievably filling!
Our menu choices:
- Breakfast Américaine: two eggs any style served with bacon, country sausage & toasted brioche & a pecan sticky bun.
- Bouchon French Toast: bread pudding style with warm layers of brioche, custard & apples served with maple syrup.
- Fresh orange juice, breakfast tea & Bouchon blend coffee.
This was one of my favourite breakfasts ever. Go to Bouchon if you want relaxed dining with a flash of finesse. They also serve brunch, lunch and dinner. Well worth a trip if you're on the Strip...
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