Bouchon Beverly Hills
238 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Dining date: 12/18/17
Bouchon’s Beverly Hills location closed at the end of last year after eight years. I came here for one last meal, coinciding with the restaurant’s last Ad Hoc fried chicken Monday. The restaurant holds a special place with this blog. My two visits during the restaurant’s opening weekend was the first post on this blog, ever, and it’s also the place that I sat next to Thomas Keller for dinner.
For this final meal, we ordered the fried chicken dinner for two (which came with three sides), adding a favorite side – pommes frites with black truffles.
The food was excellent. Fried chicken was juicy, encased in a crackling golden brown crust. We did have to send the pommes frites back, but the second attempt was spot on. Served hot and crispy, with a fluffy interior, they had an addicting truffle flavor. And the bouchons, rich and chocolatey, married beautifully with the vanilla ice cream. Bouchon will certainly be missed.