Monday, January 21, 2013

Bouchon Bakery

Bouchon Bakery is a bake shop kiosk located inside The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. Specifically, it's next to the Venetian Theater entrance. This isn't to be confused with the Bouchon sit-down bistro in the same hotel. After reading many favorable reviews, I decided to check this place out while visiting friends in the area last month.

After walking up and down the Vegas strip all day, I wanted a light sweet snack. At Bouchon Bakery (which recently opened a second spot also in The Venetian, next to the Venetian Sports Book), it's about the macarons, those light meringue confections that can be one of a zillion different colors.

Wait! They have chocolate-coated macarons? Haven't had that one before, so I ordered the raspberry one ($4.50). Perfectly executed. Extremely light, with a thin chocolate coat. The hint of raspberry flavor goes well with the chocolate.

Chocolate-coated macaron
(Bouchon Bakery)

I also got the Apple Croissant ($3.75), a butter croissant with thinly sliced apples and baked almond cream filling, topped with almond streusel. Huge thumbs up here. Velvety filling, flaky pastry. Not too sweet. Basically, it just kicks ass -- and I got way more bang for my buck here than with the macaron.

Apple Croissant
(Bouchon Bakery)
As to be expected, the price is really the only thing that would prevent me from just dashing right back and ordering one of everything in the display case. A fine example of how one must pay for quality.

The person at the counter tried to sell me on getting some cookies as well. Not this time, but who knows. I could end up getting a cookie bender in Vegas one day.

 Bag that my treats came in!
Hours for the bistro
Second location for the bakery, adjacent to the Venetian Sports Book
At the end of the day, I thought Bouchon Bakery was worth the stop. I just hope my wallet forgives me. 8/10

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