BYR of Belgium opened its doors to the public late Thursday afternoon bringing the traditional taste of Belgium to the city of Campbell.
BYR of Belgium located at 193 East Campbell Ave. is surrounded by an array of shops, including , and , all of which offer a great aura for new business.
BYR of Belgium welcomed guest from all over, including Campbell City Councilman Jason Baker and CEO Neil Collins to indulge in an array of selected menu items and one of a kind beers.
According the general manager Brittany Roberts the idea of Belgium food is foreign in this area and to many surrounding areas as well.
“You can find Thai food, Greek food, even French food, but you don’t find Belgium food anymore,” Roberts says.
BYR of Belgium offers the taste of Belgium right in your backyard with a home-style atmosphere to match.
“We wanted customers to feel like they are at home here… somewhere they can stay as long as they want,” she says.
BYR of Belgium has many different dishes from popular meatballs to traditional Belgian waffles and bread puddings.
“We use his mom’s traditional recipes to provide customers with the true Belgium experience,” she says.
According to the owner Johan Bastiaens BYR of Belgium this restaurant was three years in the making.
“When I came to the over from Belgium, I basically missed Belgian food,” he says.
When taking into account the location, Campbell without a doubt was the perfect place, Bastiaen says.
“Campbell just felt right,” he says. “The weather here is wonderful.”
Bastiaen says BYR of Belgium offers many organic items as well to cater to a wide variety of customers.
“We are very conscious of other peoples needs," Bastiaens says. " We offer organic choices and are very environmentally friendly.”