Baston Pizza

Baston (Perpignan)

©The Social Food

  • Date
  • share

Located near the banks of the Têt River, Baston Pizza sends out some mighty flavor bombs in the form of puffy pies – in fact, they’re some of the best pizzas we’ve ever had the pleasure of eating! Take a seat on the terrace under the pine tree or inside the imposing dining room done up with waxed concrete and immaculate tiles, while pizza-yolo Bastien Beaudouin (who trained in Naples) works his lightly fermented sourdough base, baked until golden at 500°C, then decorated with outstanding ingredients. The night we went, the first pizza came out topped with some incredible yellow squash and sun-drenched tomatoes, plus wild spinach, pine nuts and Parmesan, all drizzled in a lemony La Guinelle vinaigrette. But it was the second one that really knocked our socks off: a light dough that was moist and almost brioche-like, spread with homemade pesto, melted mozzarella and burrata, and topped with pistachio mortadella, basil, Parmesan and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil…. You’ll also want to gobble up the classic Margherita or the very spicy Salame Piccante pizzas. And to bring you back down to earth, a coffee tiramisu made with classic cookies or a Roussillon apricot soup… A real knockout spot! // Mado Réassouet

FEELING THIRSTYOne of the largest selections in town, with more than 300 bottles of clean wine to choose from (which are also sold to go): an Hérault white from Poivre d’Âne (€5 a glass), a local red blend from the Domaine Matassa, a Granite Gamay from Michel Guignier (€19 for each of the bottles)…. And even a few craft beers from La Mandra (€3.50 for a 330 ml beer on tap).

PRICEShared plates €7-14, pizzas €10-17, desserts €6.

Late-night munchies?

Le Fooding’s 2023 Guide is ready to dazzle with its brilliant selection of the year’s latest hotspots, including 500 restaurants, bars, bedrooms, shops and cellars across France; a highly-anticipated award’s list; and ever-more enlightening in-depth articles sprinkled throughout the extravagant, 228-page edition of the yearly magazine, illustrated by the crème de la crème of emerging artists.

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.