CHESHIRE: Dejour proves to be Macclesfield’s home away from home
| 26th September 2019
Set in the outskirts of Macclesfield town centre on the historic cobblestoned Church Street, just a stone’s throw away from Macclesfield train station lives Dejour, a small family run bistro.
Specialising in French technique, using only fresh, seasonal ingredients Dejour changes its menu every fortnight.
The kitchen is run by head chef Sam, a level 3 cordon bleu chef with a rather impressive CV. Working in some of London’s top restaurants Sam and his brother Rob decided to open up shop closer to home, and that is where Dejour was born.
Since opening up in April of this year, Dejour has already been a hit with the locals. Dejour prides itself on working with good local produce. The menus are simple, and the dishes are not overly complicated.
The vibe in Dejour is very relaxed and intimate. The staff are very laid back and welcoming, it is as if they are welcoming you into their own home. All the staff are very knowledgeable when it comes to the menu, they speak of their food with such passion, something they clearly share with Chef Sam.
Our seasonal menu with Dejour began with smoked salmon on sourdough with a homemade caper mayo. The salmon is smoked in house for two three-hour periods. The salmon is so succulent, and the subtle smoked flavour complements the dish incredibly well.
To start, we sampled the Smoked Cod Roe with crispy potatoes and radish. All simple flavours but blended together very well. The Pork and Pistachio Terrine was packed full of flavour and a personal favourite for us.
Each ingredient used to make the terrine was present in taste. The terrine is accompanied with a slice of sourdough bread however, the terrine was so tasty we simply ate it without.
Our mains consisted of the Dejour Fish Pie with tenderstem broccoli. The fish pie had generous chunks of salmon and cod, cooked to perfection with a deliciously creamy sauce. Another simple hearty dish cooked well.
The Braised Lamb with Saffron Risotto stood out for us. The lamb simply fell apart and melted in the mouth, covered in a rich stock sauce which in turn enhanced the incredible flavours of the risotto. A pairing you don’t see every day but worked perfectly in this instance.
The seasonal sides for us included Kale with a lovely mustard dressing which went incredibly well with the fish pie, and the triple cooked chips which are always a favourite amongst the diners at Dejour.
Our desserts were spectacular! The Twice Baked Chocolate Cake is reason enough to pay a visit to Dejour. Rich and decadent this dessert is a showstopper. A cake you cannot help but eat with the biggest Cheshire cat smile on your face. With a mousse like consistency this melt in the mouth chocolate cake ticks all the boxes. It is that good you simply do not care about the calories; this was simply the best chocolate cake I have ever experienced.
The Caramelised Banana Bavarois, a lighter dessert option for those with full stomachs is refreshing, creamy and incredibly tasty.
VIVA Verdict: Overall, a dining experience with Dejour will have you feeling right at home. The food coming out of the kitchen has been cooked with such care, it feels as though you are having a home cooked meal with a passionate chef with an incredible eye for detail.
To check out the latest menu and to book a table click here.