This Monday, the Michelin guide unveiled its 2022 awards for Belgium and Luxembourg.
The ceremony took place face-to-face after two years of health crisis. The director of the Michelin guide invited on stage the restaurateurs who were rewarded last year when they had discovered the results in a virtual way.
The inspectors of the guide have worked hard to draw up the new Belgian gastronomic horizon. Sixteen professionals were given a new star while others lost this award. This is the case of the restaurant Comme chez soi.
Here is the full list:
Young Chef of the Year: Ruben Christiaens for the Vintage restaurant in Kontich
Sommelier of the Year: Maxime Sanzot for Racines in Floreffe
The new stars:
Vintage in Kontich (Ruben Christiaens)
Hert in Turnhout (Alex Verhoeven)
Arden in Villers-sur-Lesse (Marius Bosmans)
Fine Fleur in Antwerp (Thomas Diepersloot)
In Den Hert in Wannegem-Lege (Frederick Dhooge)
Platform n°4 in Ath (Maxence Bouralha and Charles-Maxime Legrand)
Nebo in Antwerp (Dimitri De Koninck)
Flax flower in Zele (Lode De Roover)
Ryôdô in Luxembourg (Ryôdô Kajiwara)
Tinèlle in Mechelen (Ken Verschueren)
Rebel to Mark (Martijn Defaux)
Aurum by Gary Kirchens in Ordingen (Gary Kirchens)
Camille and Julien’s Villa in Luxembourg (Julien Lucas)
Dim Dining in Antwerp (Simon van Dun)
Sense in Waasmunster (Michiel De Bruyn)
Toma! in Liege (Thomas Troupin)
The Green Star is an annual award that highlights examples of sustainability. This star rewards restaurants and chefs who show responsibility for their ethical and environmental standards. Ten restaurants had been recognized in 2021, this year the inspectors added a new green star for chef Thomas Troupin of the Toma restaurant!
The two stars:
Colette – From Vijers to Averbode (Thijs Vervloet)
The Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne in Brussels (Yves Mattagne)
Hertog Jan at Botanic in Antwerp (Gert De Mangeleer)
The three stars:
The two three-star restaurants awarded in 2021 retain them. They are Zilte in Antwerp (Viki Geunes) and Hof Van Cleve in Kruishoutem (Peter Goosens). A new restaurant has received three stars, it is the Boury restaurant in Roeselare (Tim Boury).