The chefs at Chez Machin gather fresh ingredients from the land around them, from the wild tuna that careen down the Pacific coastline to the juicy berries that grow on local farms. Favoring natural beef from and humanely raised poultry from Draper Valley, they create a variety of salads, sandwiches, and traditional French specialties—such as the boeuf bourguignon stew with braised beef, bacon, and red wine. The chefs are particularly skilled when it comes to crepe making, whipping up paper-thin pancakes from Bob's Red Mill organic buckwheat flour before layering them with savory and sweet ingredients. Their fresh-lemon-and-sugar crepe was lauded by reporters from the Portland Mercury as "light, wondrous, and crispy."
Diners sip on microbrews and fine wines at red-checkered tabletops in the cozy dining area, stealing glances at chefs as they bustle about behind the counter. Soft light streams in through the front window, illuminating the vibrant paintings that speckle the walls. The cozy back patio is decorated with colorful murals featuring surprising images, such as a cactus floating in midair and a successful football player revealing that he is also great at knitting sweaters.