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Guide Michelin Belgium Luxembourg 2018 : a second star for Chef Ralf Berendsen and restaurant La Source - Domaine La Butte aux Bois

This Monday, November 20 was unveiled the 2018 edition of the Guide Michelin Belgium and Luxembourg. Chef Ralf Berendsen has been awarded a second star for exceptional dishes at Restaurant La Source located at Domaine La Butte aux Bois in Belgium. A real recognition for the establishment, which is now considered one of the best gastronomic restaurants in the country !

Who is Chef Ralf Berendsen ?       

 Ralf Berendsen

Dutch chef Ralf Berendsen arrived at Domaine La Butte aux Bois in 2011, and he earned his first Michelin star there two years later. This second star recognises the chef’s constant hard work in a perpetual quest for innovation and continued betterment :

“Cooking isn’t just an art, but an endless quest for perfection.”
Ralf Berendsen


The chef also insists that the star rewards a group effort and the high-quality work provided by his entire team.

Restaurant La Source and the chef’s style

Restaurant La Source - Domaine La Butte aux Bois

The Chef’s cooking is at once pure and provocative, classic and modern, creative, timeless, and in season !

Restaurant La Source - Domaine La Butte aux Bois

You can enjoy delicious seafood such as turbot accompanied with goose liver, miso, smoked eel and purslane leaves, or even sole with parsley, Comté and truffle. Unless you’d rather have meat? Then you should go for pheasant with cep mushrooms, Jerusalem artichokes and hazelnuts or even Anjou pigeon with pistachios, ox heart cabbage and cep mushrooms.

Restaurant La Source - Domaine La Butte aux Bois

The dishes are offered à la carte or following three different menus: Gourmand, Signature, or Déjeuner.

Restaurant La Source - Domaine La Butte aux Bois

And to finish your meal, why not try something chocolatey for dessert? You can currently choose between a “Chocolate” dessert, accompanied with banana, yuzu and sesame, or the “Truffle”, made of chocolate, truffle, milk and hazelnut butter.

> Discover Restaurant La Source


A stay at Domaine La Butte aux Bois

Domaine La Butte aux Bois

Continue the experience and stay for a few days at Domaine La Butte aux Bois, a magnificent country estate situated in the heart of a verdant wooded area in Lanaken in Belgium. Just a few miles away from Maastricht, you can make the most of an idyllic setting to recharge your batteries or enjoy many different activities like horseriding, golf, and more.

> Discover Domaine La Butte aux Bois