The Restaurant

Enjoy high-end cuisine in the most beautiful garden in Aix-en-Provence

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Elegance and seasonal menus - the restaurant at le Pigonnet has been a reputed institution for nearly a century, which is no surprise! The decor first of all, enchants just the right degree. The bright dining room inside is sectioned by arcades opening onto the garden. The impeccable table linen, table Arts and waiters' coordination illustrate the level of quality. Tables are laid outside in season beside the century-old horse chestnut tree alley. They shade the dining rooms which invite guests to enjoy the view, even if just for a cup of tea or coffee.

Local market produce dictates the menu. Although originally from the north of France, Chef Thierry Balligand adopted southern cuisine a long time ago. He joined le Pigonnet in 1993 and immediately fell in love with the hotel and all the local produce. Today he runs his brigade with dedication as if conducting an orchestra. The mostly local produce is selected when ripe (subject to harvests). The cooking methods and seasonings are always "just so". The plating and texture arrays remind diners the chef started out as a pastry chef. Some of his specialties are organic egg parfait, cream of stuffed artichokes, filet of sole, saffron cockles, real mashed potato, pan-fried veal sweetmeats, chestnut flour gnocchis and grilled pancetta, which are all southern dishes. To vary pleasures, Thierry added a vegetarian menu using aromatic herbs from our own garden a few years ago.

Iranian pistachio soufflé and red berry sorbet are the most popular desserts. Pastry chef Kevin Duthel makes all the gourmet treats served at tea time under the chestnut trees or by the pool.

Restaurant open every day
Service from 12pm to 2pm and from 7pm to 9.30pm.

See the menus & cocktails for groups (8 or more guests)
See the tea-time menu