This post may seem a little discomboobled, bear with me. A couple of stars must have been in alignment last night.
I occasionally watch a program that goes across the country looking for businesses that serve good home-style cooking. One thing that stands out in my mind is the dedication the chefs have in producing the best food they know how. On one segment, the program highlighted Murphy’s Bar and Grill (2 Merchant Street, Honolulu, Hawaii), an Irish style pub. One dish piqued my curiosity, shepherd’s pie.
A late night for The Cat. She asks where to eat. Made a couple of suggestions including Murphy’s. Surprisingly, she agreed to Murphy’s. Okay.
We get in and she is impressed with the ambiance. Kind of vintage, homey, warm. It was a toss-up between a daily special of liver, onions, and bacon with Marsala sauce or shepherd’s pie. The server suggests the shepherd’s pie. Shepherd’s pie it is.
Traditional pie with lamb and vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes, served with a house salad. Fresh carrots, parsnips (first time trying it for me), celery, and onions.
The Cat went with blackened salmon, medium rare.
She thought it was just okay. She wasn’t used to the blackened seasoning. If she orders it again, she would have it prepared broiled.
I liked my shepherd’s pie, I had to ask for a spoon to get all the gravy.
Yum. Socks off.
We shared a Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey sauce and whipped cream. Except we asked to substitute the whipped cream for a scoop of Kona coffee gelato.
The Cat’s favorite of the night.
At the end, she wants to come back. She was impressed with the whole package, not so much on her dinner, but the atmosphere, dessert, price, and yes, food (overall). The Mouse was very happily surprised.
The burgers are next on my agenda. Hee hee!
There is another picture I took of the “atmosphere”. I was debating whether to post it or not. What the heck.
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. The pipes even rattled a bit when flushed (sorry again TMI), talk about vintage. Heh heh.
Enjoy. Eat well.