New three-star-Michelin restaurant in Belgium among 2022 guide winners
The Boury restaurant in Roeselare (West Flanders) was crowned three stars by the 2022 Michelin guide on Monday.
Chef Tim Boury joins an exclusive club of three-star establishments in Belgium that already counts Hof van Cleve by Peter Goossens and Zilte by Viki Geunes.
The prestigious culinary guide said chef Bury was "a past master in the development of luxury produce”, who created complex dishes that played with flavours and textures while the originality of his sauces was perfection. "A lunch or dinner at Boury's is a treat for gourmets, who will not be insensitive to the warm atmosphere either," it added.
Boury’s responded on social media, saying it was grateful for the guide’s acknowledgment of its hard work and dedication. “We want to thank our entire team, family, friends, guests and suppliers for joining our Boury story for the past 12 years,” it said on Facebook.
The first digital edition for Belgium and Luxembourg of the worldwide gastronomic bible recommended 841 restaurants.
Among the other big winners were three new restaurants elevated to two-star status, taking the total to 23: Colette, La Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne and Hertog Jan at Botanic. A total of 16 establishments obtained one star for the first time, with Belgium and Luxembourg now boasting 115 one-star restaurants.
For its commitment to more sustainable gastronomy, ¡Toma! in Liège, was awarded a Michelin green star. There are now 11 restaurants with this distinction.
In the Bib Gourmand category that recognises “good quality, good value restaurants”, 24 new names take the total recommendations to 147.
But there was disappointment for Brussels institution Comme chez soi and its chef Lionel Rigolet, who was downgraded from two stars to one.
The new 2022 edition of the guide is now only available digitally (on the Michelin site in French or in Dutch for Belgium, for Luxembourg or on its new app).