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Bouchon Bakery: The Real Thing!

Bouchon Bakery in Yountville

I apologize for being late with my April Bouchon Bakery Challenge recipe, Caramel Popcorn.  I was on vacation earlier this week and I thought I would have time to get it made before the trip, but it didn’t quite get done.  Soon though!

This post is about my vacation.  My parents offered to babysit for a few nights (thanks Mom & Dad!) so my husband and I took a much-needed vacation to the Napa Valley.  We had a lovely time relaxing, sipping wine, and of course eating!

Now, I couldn’t take a trip to the Napa Valley without heading into Yountville for a stop at Bouchon Bakery!  It was hard not to go crazy, but I ended up with three tasty treats.

Strawberry Croissant

Strawberry Croissant

The Strawberry Croissant may have been my favorite of the treats.  It was half a croissant filled with almond cream, covered with strawberries, and sprinkled with a streusel topping.  Yum!  I could eat one of those every day and be happy.

Ready to eat my Strawberry Croissant

Ready to eat my Strawberry Croissant

My other treats were chocolate-themed:

Chocolate Macaron and an Oh-Oh

Chocolate Macaron and an Oh-Oh

The Chocolate Macaron was delicious, but I wish I had waited a while to eat it.  The filling was a little hard from being in the air-conditioned bakery.  An hour or so in the warm car would have made it perfect.

Chocolate Macaron

Chocolate Macaron

The last item I got was an Oh-Oh, the bakery’s take on a Hostess Ho Ho.  Oh, my it was good!  Sorry I didn’t get a more detailed picture of it, but rest assured it was tasty.

If you ever find yourself in the Napa Valley (or Las Vegas, New York City, or Beverly Hills) be sure to hit Bouchon Bakery!

This little guy really wanted to share with me!

This little guy really wanted to share with me!

We had another fun food-related experience on our trip that I hope to share with you in the next few days!

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