In France, each region is more like a country in its own right when it comes to cuisine, as differences in style and flavours can be huge. Very much in vogue today is the incredibly delectable and original cuisine to be found throughout Provence, where the freshness and flavour of the locally sourced fruit, vegetables and sea food are without equal.

Le Pigonnet – an historic establishment in Aix-en-Provence, frequented over the years by the likes of Cezanne, Picasso, Serge Gainsbourg and Catherine Deneuve – was purchased a couple of years back by actor Christophe Lambert and a friend, Michel Halimi. The latter is a strategist and real estate investor, who launched his career with a dream: to introduce the “so French crêpe” in Boston. So, little wonder Le Pigonnet’s restaurant is “shining”!

The bistro-gastro restaurant “La Table du Pigonnet” offers a Mediterranean cuisine highlighting the best seasonal products and local flavours. The dishes can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors, overlooking the hotel’s garden and the century chestnut tree alley.

Magic occurs in the kitchen with the Chef Thierry Balligand. Known to be one of the finest tables in Aix-en-Provence, the chef offers an original and creative cuisine that focuses on seasonal products, in particular respecting the region.