Michelin Belux 2010: 148 restaurants with ‘interesting wine list’

Michelin gids 2010 België-LuxemburgThe Michelin Guide 2010 Belgium-Luxembourg recommends 148 restaurants with a ‘very interesting wine list’. In all, the guide recommends 1009 restaurants, including 103 new addresses. Twenty percent of the overall selection is renewed. There are 114 starred restaurants, including 19 new. Four new restaurants receive two star: Slagmolen in Opglabeek, Chateau du Mylord in Ellezelles, which wins back the star it lost 3 years ago, Hertog Jan in Bruges and L’Eau Vive in Profondeville. Twelve new restaurants get 1 star: La Luna (Antwerp), Het Land (Berlaar), Les Gourmands (Blaregnies), Ter Leepe (Zedelgem), La Truffe Noire (Brussels, regains its star), Fleur sur l’eau (Dendermonde, but this restaurant recently closed its doors) , Nuance (Duffel, also a candidate for 2nd star in the future), Li Cwerneu (Huy), De Pastorie (Kasterlee), L’Essentiel (Temploux), Magis (Tongeren) and Prêt-à-gouter (Bolderbeg-Zolder). Luxembourg has a total of 13 stars in the new guide, including three new: Influences des Saveurs (Esch-sur-Alzette), Le Sud (Clausen) and Ma langue sourit (Oetrange). There are also 125 “Bib Gourmand” restaurants, including 22 new. In Flanders these are: Bij Lam & Yin (Antwerp), Assiette blanche (Brugge), Refter (Brugge), Brasserie Mariadal (Zaventem), De Kristalijn (Genk), Potiron (Kasterlee), Bienvenue (Maaseik), Villa Maritza  (Oostende), De Refuge (Tienen), Lo Zio (Turnhout), and Vin Perdu (Oud-Turnhout ). These restaurants offer a full menu for 35 euros. There are 145 restaurants that serve a simple menu of less than 26 euros. These are indicated in the guide with two coins. Lose a star: La Table des Guilloux (Schouweiler, LU, from 2 to 0), Bruneau (Ganshoren, from 2 to 1, was once 3), Gin-Fish (Antwerp, to 0), Kasteel Withof (no longer exists), Manoir Stuivenberg (Bruges, to 0) and Dimitri (Quaregnon, to 0).