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Napa Eats: Bouchon Bistro

My friend Jeff and I have made it custom to catch up over dinner or dessert when he is visiting home. This past occasion, we went to Bouchon Bistro in Yountville. While I’ve been to the bakery for a sweet fix, I’ve never been in the restaurant for dinner or dessert. Jeff ordered two orders of Bouchon’s famed profiteroles (yes, two orders), and I was trying to mop up the drool pouring down my chin after the server mentioned a special of the evening: Le Bouchon.

Apparently, le bouchon translates to wine corks (according to Google Translate it’s actually “les bouchons de liège” but who am I to tell Thomas Keller what to call a dessert in his restaurant?).


The “bouchon” part of dessert consisted of three decadently rich chocolate brownies (in the shape of corks). The smear in the center of the plate was a creamy caramel sauce. A homemade, toasted marshmallow, and a scoop of chocolate sorbet, made in-house, were also on the plate. This was easily the most decadent dessert I’ve ever had. So delish! I would make it a top priority, should you ever venture into the Napa Valley, and head up to Yountville

About In Natalie's Shoes

I’m a twenty-something food fanatic. By day, I’m working for a non-profit, by night I’m dreaming of becoming a domestic goddess, creating adorable crafts to gift and engineering delicious home cooked meals for the fabulous dinner parties I’ll one day throw. I love to travel, locally, regionally… heck, even internationally, I don’t discriminate too much when it comes to a new destination. I am a little obsessed with taking photos of the food I eat, whether I make it or pay to eat it. It is my firm belief that a girl can never have enough purses or too many shoes. I plan to fill this lovely little blog with my adventures in food, travel, and craftiness. I hope you enjoy!

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