Overall, the Michelin Guide for Belgium and Luxembourg includes 137 starred restaurants, along with ten restaurants having earned their first Green Stars for their commitment to sustainable gastronomy.
Zilte in Antwerp by chef Viki Geunes earned its third star in this year’s guide, and it now joins the coveted club of world-renowned chefs who are at the top of their culinary game. Hof van Cleve led by chef Peter Goossens has retained its third star this year as well.
The Belgium and Luxembourg Michelin Guide includes 24 two-starred restaurants, of which 2 are newly awarded. Young chef Maarten Bouckaert at Castor in Beveren-Leie has been awarded a two stars for his unique style that fuses impressive technique with the enthusiasm of youth. Chef pair Bart Desmidt and Philip Vandamme who helm the kitchen of Bartholomeus in Knokke have also been lauded with 2 stars.
A remarkable 111 restaurants were awarded one star this year, of which 10 of them are new. Attablez-vous in Namur andLettres Gourmandesin Montignies-Saint-Christophe were the newly crowned one-star restaurants in Wallonia. In Spa, Pré des Oréades was awarded one star which makes a trip to this town well worth it. In Flanders, a diverse selection of venues were lauded with a star, including Sergio Herman‘s new Italian seafood spot Le Pristine and Thai restaurant Boo Raan in Knokke-Heist. Gert De Mangeleer‘s Bar Bulot in Sint-Michiels was also awarded a new star for its notable reinterpretation of classic dishes. Willem Hiele in Koksijde, Melchior in Tienen, L’Envie in Sint-Denijs and Libertine in Erp complete the list of newly one-starred establishments.
To see the full list of restaurants in the 2021 Belgium and Luxemburg Michelin Guide, click here.
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