The press-release mentions two new two-star restaurants: La Duree in Izegem (West Flanders) and l'Air du Temps in Liernu, which restaurant managed to retain their two Michelin stars after having moved to a new location. The number of two-star restaurants in Belgium now stands at 16.
The number of three-star restaurants in Belgium remains at 3: Geert van Hecke's De Karmeliet in Bruges, Gert de Mangeleer's Hertog Jan in Bruges and Peter Goossens' Hof van Cleve in Kruishoutem.
Among the winners are Va Doux Vent in Ukkel (near Brussels), A'Qi in Sint-Andries (near Bruges) and Quines 33 in Knokke-Heist (West-Flanders). The 2013 guide features 94 Belgian one-star restaurants.
No new Michelin stars were awarded in Luxembourg this year. The 2013 guide will feature 1 two-star restaurant (Mosconi in Luxembourg City) and 10 one-star Luxembourg restaurants.
The results of the 2013 Bib Gourmand Benelux guide were announced by Michelin early November. Belgium has 138 entries in the fifth edition of this guide and Luxembourg has 8.
A full list of Belgium's Michelin stars and Bib Gourmands 2013 can be found here: Michelin Belgium 2013