The restaurants that have been confirmed in the top category are De Karmeliet (chef: Geert Van Hecke) and Hertog Jan (chef: Gert De Mangeleer), both located in Bruges, and the Hof van Cleve (Kruishoutem, chef Peter Goossens, small photo).
Two new restaurants have been listed with two stars behind their name: L'Air du Temps (Liernu, Wallonia) and La Durée in Izegem, West Flanders. "The chef - Angelo Rosseel - managed to further develop his kitchen by combining classic dishes with modern techniques", the jury explained. Belgium and Luxemburg boast a total of 17 two-star restaurants.
Ten restaurants managed to get hold of one star. This brings the number of one-star places to eat out on 104. Following is a list of the ten newcomers:
- A'Qi (Sint-Andries, Bruges)
- Va Doux Vent (Brussels)
- De Zuidkant (Damme)
- Cuines33 (Knokke-Heist)
- Tables d'Amis (Kortrijk)
- Danny Vanderhoven (Lanaken/Rekem)
- Le Jardin des Bégards (Liège)
- L'Impératif (Mons)
- Margaretha's (Oudenaarde)
- Bertho (Waregem)
The rising stars for 2013 are The Glorious (Antwerp), Villa Lorraine (Brussels) and De Kristalijn (Genk).