The heart of Italy beats around the corner. Sometimes we must dare to be selfish and wish that nothing changes, to want time to stand still just to please us. The address charts its beautiful path, guided by the two Italian hearts Eric Lecuyer and Sébastien Samoye, and stopping there is always a bit like learning to smile again. The place juggles adeptly between identities; simultaneously a workshop for fresh pasta, restaurant, wine cellar, and delicatessen, it combines authenticity, conviviality, and passion under the smiling face of Karima and the sharp and serene eye of Jonathan Gillet to pace the whole.

Once well-known in Liège with its legendary Trattoria Maccheroni, Eric Lecuyer doesn't compromise on taste and the quality of the products he chooses. The grace of his cuisine lies in the precision of the plate, but his true pride rests on fresh pasta prepared every morning, and on the local products he sources more than uses, as he is also the producer. His cuisine is spontaneous, reinvented every day according to the laws of nature, and made with a homely spirit that reveals pronounced flavors, as if engraved in the soul.

And then there's the wine. Before it was a profession, it's a passion we'll talk about, a passion that brought Eric and Sébastien together, sealing the friendship between the two men. Wine takes center stage at Frasca. In a beautiful and extensive menu, they let virtuosity and talent express themselves to unearth definitively natural wine gems by straying from the beaten paths of others. More than mere suppliers, Sébastien Samoye and Eric Lecuyer also vinify their own grapes from Proceno and Soriano, and Frasca's cellar is now known for Sébastien's delicate Bianco Flamingo di Lago 'Belga Sbagliato' and for the Vendemmia, Eric and Karima's wine, a magnificent juice made from malvasia, rebbiano, and moscato.

Between simplicity and truth, the road is much longer than we imagine. Some fuss, others try. And then there are those who gently take by the hand and lead straight to the goal. May our emotions live and their strong moods.