Croque Madame: grilled ham & cheese sandwich on brioche with a fried egg and sauce Mornay, served with French fries.
Le Porc et Les Oeufs: Hobbs’ smoked pork loin & two eggs over easy, served with Lyonnaise potatoes and toast.
Chicken & Waffles: roasted chicken with bacon-chive waffles, Tahitian vanilla bean butter and sauce Chasseur (not pictured)
Sunday brunch with my parents at Bouchon Bistro in Las Vegas, NV.
Thomas Keller is certainly no slouch in the culinary world, and I felt as if it were my duty to sample the brunch offerings at this much-lauded outpost of his. Many food enthusiasts online have raved about the brunch at Bouchon with most of them citing the chicken & waffles as the magnum opus. Needless to say, the hype is justified; the preparation of the bird was flawless with flavorful and juicy flesh and crispy skin, while the savory waffles were moist yet crispy.
The croque madame was a knockout as well, the ham and cheese providing a silky contrast to the grilled bread with the sauce lending even more richness. I was expecting a bit more from Le Porc, but for all intents and purposes it fit the role as a breakfast-oriented plate well.