Restaurant Boury of chef Tim Boury was the surprise of the day. He calls it the ultimate reward: "We have been running the restaurant for 11 years now. We started very small-scale with just two staff members, but got a first Michelin star after one year. We grew, moved to a bigger place and grabbed a second star. Today, five years later, we have three. I am very happy with our track record."
Peter Goossens of Hof Van Cleve retains his three-star status, as does Viki Geunes of Zilte. Peter Goossens makes it 18 in a row. Both chefs received a warm round of applause from the public: this edition could count a live crowd again after two years of Covid.
Three restaurants earned a second star for the first time: Colette-De Vijvers in Averbode, La Ville Lorraine in Brussels and Hertog Jan At Botanic in Antwerp. Comme Chez Soi were surprised to lose their two-star status.
16 restaurants got a first Michelin star, coming from 10 last year.
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