Belfrē  Kitchen
 
 
 
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About Us
The inspiration for Belfrē Kitchen
 
 
 

Our Philosophy

FOOD + FRIENDS

It is our belief that gathering around the table and sharing great food and drink is what connects us as friends, family, and our community. It is the essence of Belfrē Kitchen and we are so excited to share our vision with you!

At Belfrē Kitchen, our menu is always evolving to fit the season and its ingredients as they become available. We like to keep it local, fresh, and delicious. We also believe in supporting our local economy through responsible sourcing of ingredients from local businesses and farmers as much as possible.

Belfrē follows this method of menu development because it lends itself so well to the wholesome and delicious nostalgic American cuisine that we’re partial to. We’re dedicated to re-crafting old American favorites, and making a few new ones and serving high-quality food without the pretense of fine dining.

As important as our fresh and delicious menu is to us, we are equally committed to warm hospitality. We welcome you just as you are and hope you feel comfortable and appreciated. We hope you'll drop by in the morning for a coffee and house-crafted pastry after a bike or walk through charming Delafield, middle of the day for a farm fresh lunch and cold locally sourced beer, or enjoy a handcrafted cocktail or glass of wine over a delicious dinner.We very intentionally chose the word "kitchen" in our name because it is our desire to create a restaurant that acts much like the kitchen in our own homes - a center of conversation and connection; morning, noon, and night. We look forward to having you as our guest in our kitchen.
Belfre Kitchen Delafield Wisconsin
 
 

History

The Belfrē Kitchen building is one of the oldest existing buildings on its original foundation in Delafield. It was originally built as a Presbyterian church in 1868. Eventually, the congregation of the Presbyterian Church grew too large for the building and they moved to a larger location in the area.

In the late 1960's, the church was transformed briefly into a theatre. The Theatre existed for two years until Ray Brehmer transformed the church into a gift and antiques shop, naming it 'The Steeple.' The building is still affectionately referred to as ‘The Steeple’ throughout the Lake Country area.

The Brehmer's also converted the back half of the church into their home. In the late 70's they also added another level to the steeple exposing the bell.

In the 80's Bob Lang arrived in Delafield and starting transforming the streets and storefronts into the Colonial style they are today. Known for their calendars and candles, Lang put his shop in ‘The Steeple’.

The building was vacant for a few years after Lang closed his shop, and in 2010 two local ladies opened ‘Unique’ in Delafield, a woman's clothing and gift shop. They added the bay windows to the front of the building.

In 2014 Aeva Wedding &Party moved into the Steeple, offering an eclectic balance of vintage and new designs. In April 2016 owner Ariel Arnson closed her storefront to focus on creating custom designs including veils and dye work.

In May 2016 Belfrē Kitchen found its home in the Steeple. After completing the renovations to house the building’s first restaurant and preserve the charm, we opened our doors in October.

‘The Steeple’ has been home to many local businesses each maintaining a dedication to the local community, adding to the building’s rich character and charm.