Bouchon is the quintessential French bistro, recalling the farming community outside of Lyon where Chef Michel Baudouin was raised. Local ingredients come straight from the farm to create your favorite traditional disheswith North Carolina flavors. Try our Boeuf Bourguignon or Le Canard a l’Orange Chocolate with a sweet and sour orange glaze and cacao nibs. Romantic, intimate and charming, with an impressive list of hand-selected French wines, Bouchon is the perfect place to dine.
French Comfort Food for Everyone. Pair our unique fresh local ingredients and imported French wines. Or relax with a cocktail and enjoy the ambiance!
Start your evening with classic escargots in garlic butter under puff pastry orour new Charcuterie Board, featuring both local and imported meats and cheeses
Our values are sustainable. Asheville is Americas first Green Dining Destination and Bouchon is a Certified Green Restaurant. We recycle glass, plastic, metal and cardboard and compost all raw vegetable material. Michel is a founding member of the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association. With over 120 members, AIR restaurants are locally owned and active in thecommunity. Bouchon has been given the Just Economics certification of Living Wage Certified Employer. We value our staff and their expertise and we all work together in our mountain community.
Our wine list contains carefully chosen French wines. They’re palate-selected to enjoy with any meal, light or not-so-light. French wines are categorized by region rather than grape variety, so choose from our rich Bordeaux, sumptuous Burgundies, exciting Champagnes, or from ourseasonal specials.
Ourpopular house white, rose and red are from a family owned CO-OP in the Rhone valley, where Michel is from.
Our premiumLeGrand Bouchon,isbottled in the style of Chateauneuf du Pape, from blended grapes grown on lovingly tended 75-year-old vines in the Rhne Valley Michel refers to it as; “Our poor man’s Chateauneuf,” because of it’s value. Check out domaine Rouge-Bleuhttp://www.rouge-bleu.com/en/
Farm-to-Table has long been a way of life for the Baudouins.The farm in France where Michel grew up has been in his family for 200 years. Today, the Baudouins live on a couple of acres in Leicester along with their cat, two dogs, two small goats, several chickens and a rescued Tennessee Walking Horse named Senator Dolittle.
Our menusreflect Western North Carolina’s amazingbounty. You’ll tastefresh ingredients from our WNCneighbors at Jasperwood Farms, Mountain Foods, Paul Collins Produce, Fork Mountain Farms, and Mountain Select Natural Productswhen you visit our restaurants. The Kitchen even sourcesfresh seafood locally, from Sunburst Trout Farmsin Waynesville.
Michel’s family’s farm includedgeese, chickens and rabbits, a vegetable garden, andtwo vineyards. It’s no wonder that he relishescreating menuswith fresh ingredients from Appalachia.
The Baudouin family homeis located in gorgeous Leicester and is full of life! Vonciel, Michel’s wife, is a native Texanwho’s also atalented chef. Dinnertime at the Baudouins? Often, it’s adelicious match-upof Vonciel’s southern family recipes and great local foodstuffs.