This one is a bit of a heartbreaker. Thomas Keller’s Bouchon at the Venetian racked up 40 demerits during a routine inspection by the Southern Nevada Health District, one point away from a shut down.
Inspectors visited the restaurant June 15 to find spoiled foods, a lack of labels on commercially manufactured foods and employees not washing their hands before touching food among a slew of other issues during the routine inspection. Even the thermometers weren’t working properly and there weren’t enough hand washing sinks.
Every other inspection of the restaurant going back to 2004 netted the restaurant an A grade.
Even Bouchon Bakery downstairs at the Venetian racked up 30 demerits, earning a C grade. Keller plans to open another Bouchon Bakery on the Strip in front of the Venetian this fall.
The SNHD closes restaurants that land more than 40 demerits.
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Bouchon [Photo: Venetian]