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Famous for good meat and hospitality TEXT: CATHY VAN KLAVEREN | PHOTOS: BISTRO TANTE PIETJE
Preparing a good piece of meat is an art that Bistro Tante Pietje in ‘s-Hertogenbosch has perfected over the years. Tante Pietje (‘Aunt Pietje’) is known in the capital of Noord-Brabant by many. When you want meat, you go to Tante Pietje.
Lankhaar does not leave anything to chance. “I am very involved with my business. Tante Pietje is in a street together with at least 20 other businesses that serve drinks and food, and we want to make that little extra effort for people to come eat with us.”
Owner Kees Lankhaar does not leave out other preferences and also has plenty on the menu for guests who would rather have fish or vegetarian dishes. He has run Tante Pietje for almost 14 years with professionalism, but foremost with pleasure. “My team works very well together. It’s how we make people feel welcome here,” he says.
And they are succeeding. Almost every night Tante Pietje is full of people enjoying expertly made tournedos, entrecotes, T-bones and chateaubriands. The choice is endless, especially in the meat specialties that the bistro is famous for. Now ‘s-Hertogenbosch is celebrating the year of Hieronymus Bosch, as it is exact-
ly 500 years ago that the the well-known artist and figure head of the city died. Lankhaar has made a special menu for this occasion. For a good price, guests can sample all the dishes Tante Pietje prepares so well. Open seven days a week for dinner, and for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, and in this special year your ‘Aunt’ also prepares lunch on Fridays. Lankhaar is always excited to meet new people, and his hospitality and his charm are contagious. Try it yourself.
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