One of the leading names in the culinary world, Thomas Keller is internationally known, primarily as the proprietor of The French Laundry and Per Se. But Bouchon Bistro, while far less formal and avant-garde, deserves just as much acclaim. With impeccably executed French bistro classics, its popularity is undeniable and enduring. And Bouchon Las Vegas, at the Venetian Resort, is one of our favorite places for private dining in Las Vegas.
While Bouchon's menus are thoroughly classic, there's a modern sensibility to the space and service. With the utmost standards of professionalism, Bouchon has the capacity to accommodate private dining and events of all kinds.
Smaller groups can consider the fourteen-seat private dining room; larger groups, one with forty-eight seats. And for larger corporate events, weddings, and the like, Bouchon can go bigger still -- up to 170 seated guests, or 350 for a standing reception when including the restaurant's beautiful courtyard. (And if there's occasion for a cake: a wedding, naturally? Or a milestone birthday? Bouchon Bakery at the Venetian is only too happy to accommodate.)
Whatever the size of your event, you can expect the same caliber of flawless French cuisine. Their modern takes on bistro classics start with oysters on the half-shell or, more indulgent still, seafood towers: the Petit Plateau with lobster, oysters, shrimp, clams, and mussels; or the Grand Plateau, with an even more lavish spread.
Smaller, shareable plates include deviled eggs, crispy pig ears, and salmon rillettes; country style pâté with cornichons and radishes; and Confit de Canard, crispy duck leg confit with fava beans. Larger plates, as enticing as they are familiar, include a pan-seared flat iron steak frites with caramelized shallots and maître d’hôtel butter; and a Boudin Blanc white sausage with potato purée and dried plums.
French fare, a seasoned staff, and beautiful, spacious surrounds: What better for any private dining event?
[Photos: Bouchon at The Venetian]