Profile — Pizza Lupo
Bitter in Balance Max Balliet is not bitter. (Originally published in the Fall 2019 issue of Food & Dining) In fact, he carries himself with a cheerful, placid calm. In conversation he is thoughtful and precise, soft-spoken and witty. Apart from an occasional self-deprecating quip, he’s not prone to irony. Those traits are vanishingly rare in an edgy, adrenaline-laden world where reviews, reputation, and good fortune are determined plate-by-plate and customer-by-customer — especially in the realm of high profile restaurants. And the restaurant that Balliet leads, Pizza Lupo, is definitely high pro ......Read more