Belgian beer specialty restaurant in Kagoshima refreshes menu

PUBLISHED Jul 5, 2023

President Lennert Bollen, inviting visitors

On June 14, the Belgian beer specialty restaurant Brasserie La Festa (Murasakibaru, Kagoshima City) introduced a new menu.

Owned by Eurasia Trading (located in Koto Ward, Tokyo), an importer of beer and food from Belgium, the restaurant was established in 2013 by Belgian President Lennert Bollen. This time, the variety of Belgian beers and the food menu have been expanded, and Korean cuisine by a newly joined Korean chef has also been included.

The restaurant offers over 40 types of Belgian beer, ranging from classics such as Primus and Hoegaarden White to a selection of ales, fruit beers, browns, and dark beers. Prices range from 500 yen to 1,400 yen per glass.

Belgian cuisine includes Mussels Steamed in White Beer (1,600 yen), Belgian Cheese Croquettes (600 yen), and Cheese with Celery Salt (500 yen). Korean dishes include Bulgogi and Yangnyeom Chicken. Pasta and pizza are also available.

In conjunction with the menu refresh, the restaurant has started offering lunch. Examples are Daily Specials (1,000 yen), Pasta (from 1,100 yen), and Bulgogi (1,200 yen), and they are served as a set with salad, soup, and drink.

“There are 1,600 types of beer in Belgium,” says Bollen. “I hope, through our store, people can learn about the history and stories of Belgian beer. I also hope this place can become a venue for cultural exchange between Kagoshima and Belgium,” he added.

Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 0:00 a.m. (From 12:00 p.m. to 0:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). Closed on Mondays and every other Tuesday. There are three parking spaces available next to a nearby gas station. In case of full occupancy, the restaurant provides a cashback for parking fees at a nearby coin parking lot.

  • Table seating at Brasserie La Festa

  • Counter seating at Brasserie La Festa

  • Example of Belgian beers at Brasserie La Festa

  • Example of dishes at Brasserie La Festa

  • Steamed Mussels in White Beer

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