Bouchon Bakery, part of Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, has made its debut in Kuwait with the opening of its second store in the Middle East at Grand Avenue, The Avenues, in partnership with international retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co.
The new store was officially inaugurated by Bouchon Bakery chef and proprietor Thomas Keller, and Alshaya’s Executive Chairman, Mohammed Alshaya.
Chef Keller, the American chef, restaurateur, cookbook writer, and holder of seven Michelin stars, said: “Consumers in the Middle East have a remarkable appetite for high-quality food. I am extremely proud to have expanded our brand and experience to give guests a glimpse of my memories in France, with a range of unique and delicious foods.”
Mr. Alshaya said: “We are delighted to celebrate the launch of Bouchon Bakery in Kuwait with Chef Thomas Keller. Bouchon is a special addition to our portfolio of food brands, and an important part of our mission to bring leading international brands to our customers in the region.”
Established in 2003 by Chef Keller, Bouchon Bakery was first conceived as a way to provide restaurants at Yountville, California, with one-of-a-kind breads. Since its inception, the bakery has served as a gathering place in the heart of the Napa Valley, providing a genuine style of classic French boulangeries.
Identified by its warm green façade and antique cast iron street lamp, Bouchon Bakery is the ultimate social gathering spot for those perfect long-lasting memories with friends and family. With interiors created by famed designer Adam D. Tihany, a long-time friend and collaborator of Chef Keller’s, the bakery is a traditional interpretation of a French boulangerie, mirroring Chef Keller’s twist on classical French / American cuisine.
Bouchon Bakery’s all-day menu is full of delightful French classics like artisanal breads, breakfast dishes, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts inspired by Chef Keller’s childhood, as well as locally inspired flavors. The bakery selection includes light macarons with seven flavors to choose from, including the ever-popular Pistachio, and the exclusive local flavor of Coconut & Saffron. Must-tries are Chef Keller’s famous TKO cookie (Thomas Keller Oreo) and Bouchon Bakery’s signature Bouchons – rich, chocolatey petite brownies filled with semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
Located in The Avenues, Grand Avenue, opposite William Sonoma, Bouchon Bakery is open from 8am to 11pm weekdays and 8am to 12am on weekends. Stay up-to-date with all upcoming activities and recipes by following @BouchonBakeryME on Instagram and Facebook. For enquiries, please call 2228 3833.