Bouchon Opens in Beverly Hills

Keller has landed in Los Angeles. Not a celeb chef, but a celebrity in the world of chefs. Cook book author, James Beard award winner, and holder of six Michelin stars, three for The French Laundry and three for Per Se. The opening of Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills was a star studded event. Pierce Brosnan, Jay Leno, Ryan Seacrest, Larry King, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Don Johnson all in attendance. Dig Lounge was lucky enough to attend thanks to Urbanspoon. But it’s not about who’s who for us, it’s about the food. And Keller doesn’t disappoint.

It’s a casual set up for this grand opening gala. Cheese and charcuterie tables are set up inside, guests are brought into the kitchen directly for bites of rich French food like pork belly, caviar, pomme frites, lamb tartine, braised short ribs, croque monsieur, and other assorted finger foods. Guests are also encouraged to make their own bread, touring both the bakery and the main kitchen.

It’s an amazing restaurant, and I would imagine that reservations, at least for the time being, will be just as hard to secure as those of his other restaurants. But if you love food, and French food especially, it’s a must try.

Entertainment for the night included authentic french accordion music and the talented Morganne.

Entertainment for the night included authentic french accordion music and the talented Morganne.

The bar at Bouchon.

The bar at Bouchon.

The main dining room is gorgeous, with vaulted ceilings and detailed French Bistro accents.

The main dining room is gorgeous, with vaulted ceilings and detailed French Bistro accents.

Everything was delicious, rich and savory. We can't wait to return and try the entire menu.

Everything was delicious, rich and savory. We can't wait to return and try the entire menu.

Guests got to explore the kitchen and sample some of Keller's amazing food.

Guests got to explore the kitchen and sample some of Keller's amazing food.

Line cooks prepare the bite sized goodies.

Line cooks prepare the bite sized goodies.

Guests got to prepare some of Keller's signature bread.

Guests got to prepare some of Keller's signature bread.

The high tech baking oven, with precise, digitally controlled temperatures.

The high tech baking oven, with precise, digitally controlled temperatures.

Keller dishes out some desserts to go for Don Johnson and his wife.

Keller dishes out some desserts to go for Don Johnson and his wife.

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Author:Matt Mitchell

A lover of everything LA has to offer, Matt created Dig Lounge to tell his friends about all the fun things to do in the city. Matt has worked in the dot com world since 1996, including some of the top online entertainment companies and digital marketing firms. He currently works as a Digital Producer.

One Response to “Bouchon Opens in Beverly Hills”

  1. November 17, 2009 at 10:51 am #

    Nicely done, got some great action shots too!