In Flemish le Zoute sounds sweet and refers to the sea. And Zoen sounds like sun, but means kiss wich is frivolous. You utterly grasp the name of this popular bistro-gourmand when the weather is beautiful and the frontage opens completely to offer you a view on what used to be the red light district of Antwerp.
Since 2005 by Guide Michelin awarded with a red Bib Gourmand because of a "for Antwerp unique price-quality value."
Le Zoute Zoen started as a trendy branche of cooking temple Zirk but soon elbowed out its big brother. Chef Viviane Verheyen, 10 years behind the stove of Zirk, gives a modern touch to classical dishes, cooks as funky Italian as French-Belgian and has a Japanese eye for garnishing.
In 2006 she was awarded Lady Chef of the Year.