Belgium, cosmopolitan and sophisticated, is home a wide variety of Michelin starred restaurants. Among them, Hof Van Cleve and Le Chalet de la Forêt are two culinary temples where art and cuisine gracefully combine to achieve perfection. Bon appétit! Review our selection of extraordinary international restaurants.
Hof Van Cleve
Riemegemstraat 1 / 9770 Kruishoutem
This prestigious restaurant, awarded three Michelin stars, is located in Kruishoutem, East Flanders. At the helm of the kitchen is Peter Goossens, who proudly represents the new wave of Belgian cuisine. Goossens uses his Flemish roots with considerable refinement and bravado and has a boundless passion for local and artisanal products. His artistic, subtle combinations of flavors and textures have earned him several national and international awards. Seafood is an essential ingredient in Hof Van Cleve’s menu, where every dish shows respect for tradition and passionate innovation. The restaurant, set in a renovated farmhouse, offers private rooms and discrete elegance. The service is impeccable, and the wine list is under the direction of the renowned sommelier Pieter Verheyde, who always surprises diners with his extensive knowledge of fine wines, beers and spirits.
Le Chalet de la Forêt
Drève de Lorraine 43 1180 Uccle
Le Chalet de la Forêt is located in Uccle, a residential township on the outskirts of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Chef Pascal Devalkeneer is an expert in finding the right balance between traditional and avant-garde Belgian cuisine. His dishes are a synthesis of refinement, innovation and professionalism and have rewarded him with two Michelin stars. Devalkeneer, an ardent supporter of seasonal gastronomy, only uses natural ingredients and products in his kitchen. Thanks to his philosophical approach, his creations are unparalleled. With an elegant and contemporary decor, Le Chalet de la Forêt is a white brick building amidst the bucolic Sonian Forest. Only a few miles from bustling Brussels, it is highly regarded as a haven of peace. Its elegant dining room offers magnificent views and a dreamy terrace lined with aromatic plants, ideal for outdoor dining in summer. ■