Pipiri Palace – Au Revoir Pierrot

It is with great sadness that I must tell you that Pierrot (aka Pierre) the owner of one of my favorite restaurants, Pipiri Palace, has passed on after a short illness. Pierrot’s personality and amazing mustache made La Palace a very special place and he will be sorrowfully missed. Please join me in sending our heartfelt condolences to Regine and their daughters.

L-to-R Gilles, Clémentine and Pierre

L-to-R Gilles, Clémentine and Pierre


Pipiri Palace sign

Rest in Peace, Pierre. You are sorely missed.


Memorial Service on Shell Beach
Photo Courtesy of Antoine Heckley


Adieu Pierre
Photo courtesy of Antoine Heckly


5 Responses to “Pipiri Palace – Au Revoir Pierrot”

  1. Jeanne Gibbons says:

    Michael and I are so very sorry to hear of Pierre’s passing. He was such a genial host. On our first visit to Pipiri Palace, he took time to chat with us and make us feel welcome. Whenever we saw him either in the restaurant or anywhere else on the island, he would stop and chat. He embodied the spirit of the island and he will be sorely missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.

  2. We are so, so sorry to learn of the passing of Pierre. The Palace is one of our favorite spots in St Barths and we always looked forward to Pierre’s greeting and welcoming smile. It was very evident just how much he loved this culinary gem – and also his family who were always on hand as well. We send our sympathy to his family – he will be missed by many. Thank you for including these lovely photos of the service honoring this true gentleman.

  3. david munier says:

    Salut à toi Pierrot! bon vent et bonne mer! mon passage chez toi à été et restera un moment gravé à jamais! un grand homme comme j’aimerais en voir plus souvent!
    bon vent vieux pirates!!!

  4. Mindy says:

    I am deeply saddened to find out that Pierre has passed away. My husband and I visited st Bart’s on our honeymoon in 2005. We were warmly welcomed by Pierre to Pipiri’s Palace for two joyous occasions. In fact the restaurant made such an impact on us that we named our daughter Pipiri in 2010.
    Pierre was so sweet when I mailed him photos of Pipiri and he sent us a lovely care package for her.

    My heart is broken tonight! My sweet Pipiri will never meet her namesake.
    God bless!

    • admin says:

      Hi Mindy, Yes it was so sad to see Pierre go and so suddenly. But you have your daughter to keep him in your heart. We have been to Pipiri several times since; Pierrot’s wife Regine is running the show and enjoying it. It is still delicious and fun. I hope to have dinner with you there one day. My best to you- Peg

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