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5 Things That Make the Top Restaurants, Top Class

While it may be hunger or a craving for something specific that makes you want to go out, dining out is an experience that goes beyond the food. It is this experience and the reputation that it builds for restaurants, that influences Continue Reading
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Eat Out and Stay Healthy at Pigalle Restaurants

Often you hear the advice that you cannot eat out and stay healthy. This is not necessarily true, if you are educated and make healthy choices when eating out. The first step is to be informed about what your meal really Continue Reading
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Unusual Wine Pairings to try when Dining Out

When eating at top restaurants, there are often some predictable expectations when it comes to pairing wine with food. So predictable, in fact, that even at the best restaurants, people tend to stick with the same wine pairing rules that their grandfathers Continue Reading
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Fine Wining for Fine Dining: The difference between Champagne and MCC

When it comes to entertaining and fine dining Johannesburg style, there’s no escaping the age-old appeal of champagne. Closely associated with joyous celebrations, wealth and luxury, more and more wine lovers are getting to know and love these famous golden bubblies Continue Reading
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The Secret Weapon of Portuguese Dining Restaurants: The Story of Peri-Peri

With braai season well and truly upon us (and a sweltering Gauteng heat-wave to prove it), South Africans are heading outdoors in their numbers to enjoy the sunshine around the braai. In amongst all those endless coils of boerewors, Continue Reading
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What Makes Pigalle one of the Most Romantic Restaurants in JHB?

Pigalle’s Johannesburg properties were recently honoured with the Best of Johannesburg award for Most Romantic Restaurants in JHB of 2015! We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our guests for casting their votes every year, and consistently keeping us amongst the Continue Reading
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Hungry Eyes: How Restaurants Create Envy through Food Presentation

We’ve all heard the old saying “We eat with the eyes first”. Whether it’s your local fast food sandwich shop or any top class fine dining restaurants, planning, practice and thought have gone into the presentation of every meal you Continue Reading
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How to Cook Prawns like a Pro

As enthusiastic promoters of Portuguese specialities ourselves, we know that no matter how many juicy and tender trinchados we turn out, and no matter how exquisitely prepared our various peri-peri dishes are, nothing fires up an appetite for Portuguese cuisine quite the way Continue Reading