Best Pizza: Hervé Bourdon’s La Bufalina at Faggio, Paris
Hervé Bourdon is a Michelin starred chef who lives in a little seaside village in Brittany: Portivy. His restaurant, Le Petit Hôtel du Grand Large, is the place where his fascination for cooking comes alive and expresses itself through the use of typical and genuine ingredients. We asked him to tell us about his relationship with pizza, where and how he enjoys to eat it the most.
“I'm an "almost" 50 years old man, chef of my own restaurant – Michelin starred for 6 years. I love what's good and simple and I spend all the time in my kitchen or in my vegetables garden. I live near the sea, in a little village named Portivy which is far away from everything and surrounded by wilderness... and so am I!
I remember very clearly the sensation I feel when I need a pizza. It becomes a strong and very powerful need that has to be fixed right away! The problem is that in France, there's a lot of very bad pizza, maybe 99%!
I'd love to have a place where I could eat a good pizza and drink a good and natural wine near home, but unfortunately that’s rather difficult. That’s why I ended up in Faggio, a great pizzeria in Paris. There’s no need for reservation and it’s a great place.
My favourite pizza there is La Bufalina, which is surrounded with tomatoes, fior di latte, jowl bacon, buffalo mozzarella and extravirgin olive oil 16.5.
Illustrations by Michele Papetti