The seed for the Trappe Door was planted in Sydney, Australia more than a decade ago. Owner Josh Beeby returned to his homeland and there, ironically, first visited an authentic Belgian restaurant. Years later, in the middle of a recession on the other side of the world, it seemed like the appropriate time to open the first Belgian restaurant in Greenville, SC. If you play word association with most people, you say Belgium, they say waffles. While that’s not a total miss (check out our dessert list), Belgian food and beer is much, much more. The tiny European country of Belgium was desirable for its natural resources and strategic ports. Everybody wanted a piece. At various times throughout history, numerous countries and empires invaded, each leaving a cultural stamp on the country’s cuisine. Today, Belgian fare knows no bounds, building flavors from the surrounding farmland. Sweet flirts with savory with bold spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger paired with earthy herbs like chervil, thyme and sage. Belgium’s generous shoreline brings plenty of seafood into the mix, including Belgium’s national dish, Moules Frites. Other classic dishes such as Carbonades Flamandes and Seafood Waterzooi live side-by-side with tapas-inspired dishes favoring smaller portions and more flavors.