I am (was?) on a Thomas Keller roll. No, I did not say "I ate a Thomas Keller roll." I simply mean I am writing a second time about a Thomas Keller venue. (In this case, I have actually been to a NYC Bouchon as well as, more recently, the Bouchon Bakery in Yountville.) Hurrah. They are . . . . indulgent. Splendiferous. Dandy.
Can you tell? I like them.
Here's why. First and foremost, I like the macarons. I had them first in NYC -- little ones and on occasion, on a business trip, I would sneak away with a large one. No matter what flavor (ok, I like the caramel ones. But wait, the pepeprmint? ) I like them. On occasion I do find them too sweet, and then I say to myself, but they are gluten free. (I am not, but hey, anything to pretend I am virtuous while eating Bouchon Bakery . . . .) Have you seen them? If you want to, just click here. But remember, this is JUST a visual.
Then, I went to the Bakery in Yountville itself. Same macaroons. But: I had additional (different) treats. These included: a bacon cheddar and something else scone. A+ (well, it did not actually trump one I had that involved green chilis somewhere in the middle of no where on a road trip this past summer, but then, what could?). I also had a chocolate croissant. Now: I have to admit it -- this is a vice of mine. In this case, I treasured the darn thing and held on to it, and ate it a tiny bit past its due date (aka it was stale). Still dandy. And, I had some sort of pork bun that . . . well, suffice it to say that I love pork.
Finally, I have to comment on the rice krispie treat. I do. It was multicolored. In fact, it was a layer of pink, a layer of brown and a layer of white. It looked like neopolitan ice cream. I had a tiny sliver -- and wow. It was like no other rice krispie treat ever. I cannot find a picture on line -- but here's something related just to torture you.
They have soup (which I did not sample), sandwiches (I had some delightful ham and cheese on baguette), and other things. But really: the treats are the treats. Mmmmm.