As the chef and co-owner of Restaurant Boury in Roeselare, Tim Boury welcomes a large number of people to his business every day. He wants his guests to feel right at home, so they can enjoy his dishes to the full and taste every detail of his new flavour combinations. To achieve this, the sense of calm on Boury’s plates is reflected in the restaurant’s interior. We asked Tim to tell us about his passion, innovation and what feeling at home means to him.
To me, passion starts by being passionate about produce”, Tim explains. “I’m constantly thinking about flavour, freshness, texture and origin — or in other words, the quality of a product. I never just accept things as they are; instead, I’m always looking for something better, more flavoursome or new. Game from a local hunter, for example, or a new cooking technique.” By doing so, Tim seeks to strike a balance between classic and innovative ideas, right from the dishes and wines he serves to the atmosphere in his restaurant. “Just think of a new flambé dish on our menu: thanks to our open kitchen, our guests can see we’re driving innovation.”
“By approaching your work with conviction and expertise, you can showcase your craftsmanship and strive for perfection”, Tim continues. From the cooking and the garnish to the furniture, everything combines to provide Tim’s guests with a rich experience. Every element, from flavour to presentation, makes his dishes more beautiful. “Everything has got to be just right: from the purity of our precious produce to the sense of calm on the plate to the comfort of the chairs on which my guests are seated.”
The restaurant’s interior reflects the sense of calm on the plates and ensures guests feel comfortable and relaxed. “We’ve avoided strong colours and contrasts. What we have instead are clean lines, soft hues and subtle eye-catchers that only capture your attention when you’re ready to give it. That’s why I feel a genuine connection with Recor Home’s Expo collection, with its strong focus on comfort, attention to detail and innovation. Even with an open kitchen, this collection enabled us to create a sense of calm, so that our guests can feel right at home and enjoy their experience to the full.”