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News from Yountville: Keller’s Bouchon rolls out new France tasting menu

by Karen on October 20, 2009

Fresh on the heels of yesterday’s news that it had received yet another Michelin star, Yountville’s Bouchon has rolled out a new France tasting menu.

Bouchon lunch

Starting today and running through October 25th, you’ll be able to enjoy a 3-course prix-fixe menu option ($60 per person) that is focused on the classic dishes of the Gascony region of France. In addition, a selection of complimentary mignardise (aka small, sweet offerings for after dinner) is being offered, as well as special wine selections to go with the menu (wine pairings are an additional $35 per person).

The Gascony region is located in Southwestern France and generally includes fare based around rich meats paired with hearty vegetables and flavorful sauces, enhanced through techniques such as braising or confit to maximize each element’s flavors.

Here are a few examples of classic dishes from the region that will be offered:

  • Foie Gras et Rillettes de Canard: Seared foie gras and duck confit rillettes with caramelized pears, Swiss chard and chestnut puree
  • Jambe de Porc Braisee: Braised pork shank with red wine braised cabbage, pruneaux d’Agen, watercress leaves and young turnips with Armagnac-pork jus
  • Gascon Croustade: Roasted apples with crispy phyllo and whipped crème fraiche

Bouchon is located at 6534 Washington Street in Yountville.

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