Restaurant La Botte in Genk got an increasingly larger attendance, especially after its award of best Italian restaurant in Belgium (GaulMilau, 2008), and there was an urgent need for a new renovation. For this refurbishment a unique collaboration was formed between architect, carpenter and stonemason. The kitchen is interpreted as one clear line from the cold to the warm kitchen. The sleek counter was fully executed in Emperador and ensures that from now on meals can be cooked in the dining hall in front of the public. Wood and natural stone are the base of the masterly design and were executed by craftsmen. Passion, creativity and innovation meet in a design where both tradition and innovation play a central role.