Bouchon Bakery, Yountville
Thomas Keller, the famed restaurateur who made the small town of Yountville in Napa a culinary destination, opened this casual bakery as a way to service the bread and pastry needs of his neighboring restaurants French Laundry and Bouchon Bistro. Locations have since grown nationally with Keller’s continually emerging empire; and thus, this store’s baking operations have been trusted to Janine Weismann, who fills a glass case at the forefront of the store with that day’s treats of scones, lemon tarts, and seasonally changing macarons. Interior seating is limited, so a gravel-laden patio is made available to enjoy breakfast and lunch.
In September of 2011, the bakery was damaged due to a fire. Though it has reopened with the same recognizable French doors and yellow awning, only a limited selection of baked goods are currently served.