The Michelin Guide Belgium & Luxembourg 2020 has been published and Cuchara in Lommel, Belgium is a two-star addition.
About Belgium's newly-minted two-star Cuchara, Werner Loens, director of the Michelin Guide Belgium & Luxembourg said “Jan Tournier is brilliantly successful in his kitchen, bringing back the basics. His creativity and technical mastery translate today through impressive creations. By concentrating on a few ingredients, he manages to create real taste explosions. To eat at Cuchara is to discover a universe where inventiveness is at the service of taste.”
There are 139 starred restaurants in Belgium and Luxembourg with seven joining the list for the first time. Including L.E.S.S. in Bruge, Ogst in Hasselt, Sir Kwinten in Sint-Kwintens-Lennik, Souvenir in Ghent, EssenCiel in Louvain, Canne en Ville in Brussels and Le Gastronome of Wallonia.
At the top of the tree chef Peter Goossens' restaurant, Hof van Cleve in Kruishoutem retained its three Michelin stars.
The full list for the Michelin Guide to Belgium and Luxembourg 2020:
Le Chalet de la Forêt
La Table de Maxime
Comme Chez Soi
Château du Mylord
d'Eugénie à Emilie
Hostellerie le Fox
Hostellerie St. Nicolas
L’Air du Temps