June 1, 2009

Bouchon Bakery - A grilled cheese to go along with your chocolate bouchon

Chocolate BouchonsBouchon Bakery on the 3rd floor of the Time Warner Center serves up a surprisingly delightful array of sandwiches and soup at very "un Thomas Keller" like prices, providing an alternative to go to places like 'witchcraft or Le Pain Quotidien.

A great place to grab a light lunch or early dinner, Bouchon Bakery offers gourmet sandwiches like a Roasted Wagyu Beef Sandwich with wild arugula and fontina cheese and classics like a Ham and Cheese on a Baguette.

My favorite however, is their grilled cheese and tomato soup combination.

 At $12 - it's not a bad deal for a grilled cheese with fontina and gruyere on "pain au lait" (milk bread) + a cup of tomato soup. The pain au lait is an extra nice touch as it gives it that delicious buttery flavor and light texture.

All entrees are under $20, and while the sandwiches may seem a bit on the pricey side, they are worth it as each one has a very well thought out flavor and texture composition. As for the bakery - you must get dessert.

Favorites are the chocolate bouchons - like rich mini chocolate brownies to go, or if you are staying to enjoy the view - go for the chocolate souffle.

While it costs just about as much as an entree - it's worth it, dark chocolate - rich and flaky with a liquid center - it's one of the best around town.

Bouchon Bakery
10 Columbus Circle (Time Warner Center)


Nelson said...

Thanks for the tip! I've walked by Bouchon several times and just discounted it as "tourist/
overpriced", but after trying your suggestions, especially the grilled cheese- I totally agree it is definitely a tasty, satisfying meal- not hungry nor too full after. Great service and view of Columbus Circle too- will definitely return.

Diane said...

well i dont like cheese...but those little pieces of chocolate heaven look amazing.....mmmmmmmmmmmm

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