Leven in Frankrijk is a lifestyle magazine, which was published for the first time in 1998. It is the first magazine that follows Dutch families in their second homeland, France. Each year, for the Finest French restaurant of the Netherlands award, the jury looks for special, really authentic places that give consumers the feeling that they are in France.
The criteria followed:
- Authentic French cuisine and a good selection of French wines on the list
- Using French products
- French ambience, informal atmosphere
- Pleasant, skilled waiters
- Good value for money
- Always using fresh ingredients In the summer, a shortlist of ten nominated restaurants is announced and a panel of experts will choose the winner.
In addition, readers of Leven In Frankrijk can vote for their favorite restaurant. The festive ceremony takes place in September. The winner gets the award and it is widely promoted through various media, plus an in-depth report in the winter issue of Leven in Frankrijk. Bistrot Neuf has won the 2017 edition! The French Ambassador, Philippe Lalliot, awarded this year’s prize to Rex Neve, owner of Restaurant Bistrot Neuf: “The constantly renewed card is surprising every time. And still it is the place where you can easily bring (International) guests to. It’s hip, vibrant, contemporary and, time and time again, you can count on food way above average quality.”