A French chanson plays quietly in the background as your wine is poured for you. The guests discuss their daily goings-on as they enjoy authentic French dishes. When the plates are empty and the conversations start to wind down, the hosts surprise their guests with a dessert of French cheeses, wheeled in on a traditional cheese cart. This was the dream of host Yves Mullenders and chef Gyan Vliegen, who made that dream come true with the opening of Bouchon d’en Façe on 2 October 2013.
The duo devised a French concept with traditional and honest dishes at affordable prices. A cross between a bistro, a tavern, and haute cuisine, Bouchon d’en Façe offers bold yet spirited fare. What makes a bouchon restaurant so unique is the personal connection between the staff and its guests. ‘Our hospitality goes a step further,’ explains Mullenders. Young and old alike are welcome to enjoy lunch, dinner, or drinks. A French wine is served with charcuterie, which is sliced fresh with the meat slicer on the bar. The casual French atmosphere is present on the menu and in the interior.
Product designer Françoise Oostwegel was responsible for the interior of the restaurant. She scoured antique markets and shops in search of original furniture and accessories to fit the look. The result is a place where guests feel comfortable and can enjoy traditional French cuisine.
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