The Netherlands is the latest country to get the Michelin treatment. The French tire company’s 2019 Netherlands dining guide adds two new two-star restaurants and 12 new one-star restaurants for a total of 110 Michelin-starred restaurants in the Netherlands.
Sabero, a fine-dining restaurant in Roermond from chef Nico Boreas, makes its debut in the 2019 guide with two stars after opening last spring. In a press release, Michelin says chef Boreas “immediately hit the mark with technical knowledge and a sense of finesse.” And Pure C, in the seaside town Cadzand, was elevated from one to two stars thanks to chef Syrco Bakker’s “deliciously disconcerting” dishes.
The 12 new restaurants with a star for the first time include Netherlands newcomers and some selections from the country’s better-known chefs, like Amsterdam essential Restaurant 212 from Richard van Oostenbrugge and Thomas Groot, who also have Michelin-starred Bord’eau. And Michelin’s 2019 picks don’t exclusively represent Dutch cuisine — chef Jermain De Rozario interprets Indonesian cuisine at Helmond restaurant Derozario, and chef Danny Tsang is cooking “creative Asian cuisine” at Sint Willebrord restaurant O&O.
For the second year, the country has three three-star restaurants: De Librije in Zwolle, De Leest in Vaassen, and Inter Scaldes in Kruiningen, which earned its third star last year. There are a total of 18 two-star restaurants and 89 one-star restaurants in the 2019 guide. Check out the press release and full list of Michelin stars below.