Yesterday, Michelin announced its 2018 star count for Belgium and Luxembourg in a live ceremony. This year, there are three new two-star restaurants on the list, shared by Elizabeth Auerbach on Twitter: Boury in Roeselare, La Source in Neerharen, and Vrijmoed in Gent. Once again, Hof van Cleve in Kruishoutem and Hertog Jan in Zedelgem are the region’s only restaurants with three Michelin stars, the highest honor bestowed by the tire company’s dining guide.
Michelin’s guide to Belgium and Luxembourg also includes 14 new one-star restaurants, for a total of 119 single-starred restaurants. The full guide names 144 restaurants with Michelin stars, up from 132 last year. As with most all of Michelin’s guides, nearly all the restaurants featured offer European fine dining, cooked by men.
Michelin, which awards stars to restaurants, not chefs, also retired some restaurants from the list this year. Aan Tafel bij Luc Bellingsand, a fine-dining restaurant in Hasselt, Belgium, with two stars last year, was dropped from the guide, and 12 one-star options fell off the list this year.
See below for the full list of stars in Belgium and Luxembourg:
• @ElizabethOnFood [Twitter]