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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ad Hoc Buttermilk Fried Chicken @ Bouchon - Beverly Hills, CA

After hearing so many great things about Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc Buttermilk Fried Chicken, I was ecstatic to learn that the Beverly Hills Bouchon occasional served a Fried Chicken dinner.  With much planning and anticipation, we finally made it out there one 3-day weekend to try it.  The Fried Chicken dinner to-go even came in a white cardboard bucket, reminiscent of another common fried chicken joint.  
At $36/person, each order contained three pieces of fried chicken, a NY cheddar biscuit and gravy, mac and cheese, and fresh corn salad.  We picked up our bucket and ate at the tables in the adjacent park.  
The chicken was truly one of the best fried chickens I've ever had.  The buttermilk coating was crisp and flaky.  Both white and dark meat pieces were incredibly moist and full of flavor from brining.  The biscuits were buttery and soft, complete with a slightly crisp exterior shell.  There were salty cheddar bits sprinkled throughout the biscuit.  
I really enjoyed the fried strips of thyme mixed into our bucket contents.  The mashed potato and corn salad sides were also delicious and we gobbled it up before I was able to get a picture.  I would definitely come back again to have this as a treat.  The restaurant was nice but I think I preferred our method of getting a to-go bucket and enjoying it outdoors in the park.  Don't forget to visit the Bouchon bakery for some macarons for dessert! 

The special Ad Hoc Fried Chicken dinner is only available on select Monday nights.  Check Bouchon's events webpage for upcoming dates.

Bouchon
235 N Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 271-9910

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