Fire Damages Yountville’s Bouchon Bakery

YOUNTVILLE (CBS SF) – An electrical malfunction is suspected of causing a fire at the Bouchon Bakery in Yountville this morning, Napa County Fire Marshal Pete Munoa said.

The fire, which was reported around 5:20 a.m., caused “significant” damage estimated at $250,000 and shut down the bakery, Munoa said.

Firefighters were at the scene for two hours, Munoa said.

Bouchon Bakery is owned by renowned chef Thomas Keller, who also owns the French Laundry restaurant in Yountville.

The fire burned the roof and attic space above an oven at the bakery, located at 6528 Washington St., Munoa said. He said there might have been an electrical malfunction in a recessed ceiling light near the oven.

The bakery will be closed until the Napa County Environmental Management Department inspects the building, Munoa said.

The blaze damaged a specialized commercial oven that had been imported from Italy, Munoa said.

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    […] People have rivaled these macarons to The Ladurée in Paris. I don’t know about that, but Bouchon’s looked too beautiful too eat! After I spent time fawning over them, I took a bite into the passionfruit. As I sank my teeth in I could hear the gentle crack of its fragile meringue coating. The center chewy and the filling a silky, smooth creaminess melting on my tongue. Fruity, tropical, and the perfect balance of tart and sweet.  I was expecting macarons to be tooth-achingly sweet but this was not the case. A good thing in my book. The pistachio was just as excellent. I can taste the meaty nuttiness of the pistachio and devoured the ganache like it was my last meal on earth.  What I really like about Bouchon’s macarons is its natural taste.  You can definitely tell they don’t skimp on ingredients.  They impart the right amount of flavor without being over the top which I find with most desserts made with artifical flavoring. My husband took a bite and shrugged his shoulders. He didn’t know what the big deal was but he was really impresed with the passionfruit. We wanted more but we couldn’t justify dropping $30 for a box of six macarons. (Bouchon isn’t going anywhere, there will definitely be a next time! *hoping that it doesn’t burn down like it did 2 years ago*) […]

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