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Updated: May 13, 2019

We often hear guests discussing our extensive collection of photos & (sometimes outlandish) decor in The Kitchen. This post is an ongoing catalogue of all our knick knacks and why they made the walls!

Where to Start?

On the Left as you enter there are three window seats, the largest picture located here was originally a magazine article about one of our opening day bartenders, A.J. Monk.

When A.J. resigned from The Kitchen, staff playfully swapped his face for a passport photo cut out of, Fidel Murphy's Public House's longtime bartender, Jarlath Sheridan.

Silver picture frame: The kids of Fidel's playing at our 2017 Staff Christmas Party.

Books & Wall Decor: All books & Knick Knacks found on this wall were purchased at Cayman Consignment...we welcome any further background information on these items if any locals have it!

The Picture Wall:

Clockwise beginning with Red Frame: John's Grandpa Fishing, John's mum, John & Cait's first dance, Cait's granddad with her aunty & uncle

Cait's granddad at the family cottage in Quebec, Canada

Top Black Frame: Summer vacation in Canada. Gold Frame: Cait's grandma, aunties, uncle & mom

Clockwise from top: Cait's uncle with a goat, Map of Cork City, 2016 Christmas party, Long Frame (Cait's Grandparent's, Staff Christmas Dinner 2015, Taste of Cayman 2018, John's family cottage in Ireland, Cait's grandparents, John's family cottage in Ireland.), John & son on Red Sail Catamaran.

Jam night in Fidel's Beer Garden 2017

Top: Gramph's 80th, Middle: Visiting the Galway Butchers (Where local butcher, Ken, began his career), Bottom: Cait's grandparents on their wedding day.

Left to Right: Cait's mom & granddad, John's granddad in front of his shop in Cork, Cait's mom and family; first night in their childhood home.

Clockwise from top: John's Gran, Mom & Aunties, John's first Bodhran, John & Cait's eldest son playing in Fidel's, View from family cottage in Ireland, Gramph in his sitting room.

Why The Chair, & Other Odd Bits?...

When we first began renovating the restaurant space we acquired eighteen beautiful, well loved, Mexican Pine dinning chairs. We undertook the project of refurbishing them and are very happy with the results! The chair fastened to the wall is a 'Before' snapshot & the chairs you sit on are the 'After'.

The First Aid Kit: Perched upon the chair, high up on the wall. The kit was given to us for free from an Antique shop that couldn't get rid of it. We loved it, I'm not sure what that says about us!

The Monkey Lights: We found these wall sconces at Cayman Consignment, they were originally in The Ritz Carleton and given to the shop after a renovation.

The Tapestry: Another Cayman Consignment find!

The Jameson Sign: Given to us by Cayman Distributors Group. Thanks Mark & Alex!

The Brass Horn: Generously donated to us by Gramph!

The Salt & Pepper Canisters: Cayman Consignment

The Shnauzer Drawing: Found in an Antique Shop in Wexford, Ireland

The Gold Plate: Antique Shop - Wexford Ireland

The Mini Piano: Cayman Consignment

Pictures from Top to Bottom: John & Jarlath fifteen years ago, Gramph & Aunt Peg, Noel from CIB (also an original Fidel's staff member), Meg, Aoife & Michelle in 2015, Party in Wexford in the 80's, Three Legends on Paddy's Day 2017: Radio DJ Matty Sloane, Real Estate Celebrity Sam Twiss & Stoak'd founder Marc Laurenson, and finally a super cool baby.

The Books: All cook books & cocktail books belong to staff and have been offered to The Kitchen for learning & sharing purposes...because we are seriously passionate about what we do and hire people who are passionate about it too!

The 'Luggage' Side Table: Where else can you find really cool second hand stuff on island but at...Cayman Consignment!

The Maps (Soon Come): On our Travels through Wexford, where John and Jarlath are originally from, we found two site maps of the area from the 1800's & last revised in 1925. The Dunne's parish can be found on these maps.

Top Left & Clockwise from there: Cait's granddad with a Llama & some deers, Aoife's wedding day, Chefs Taff & Parker plating dishes, Cait, John & Jarlath @ Aoife's wedding, Father & son, Galway buskers, Mike & his dehydrator.

Top left then Clockwise: Wendy walking down the aisle, First Brown Frame: The chefs working in The Kitchen and Kiefer pulling faces, Second Brown frame: Cait's Grandparents, Wendy & Jess, baby cuddles, Jarlath, John & Eddie at Fidel's, Cait & Wendy early 90s.

Top & Clockwise from there: Gramph & the grandkids, Irish landscape, Curtis & Jarlath Christmas 2016, Gramph at Old Trafford, Newspaper clipping from when we took over Fidel's in 2015.

One afternoon a woman called us out if the blue to see if we would be interested in buying a Whiskey Branded Mirror. We were and now it hangs in The Kitchen beside a vintage tennis racket recovered from Cayman Consignment.

Kids of Fidel's: Halloween 2018

Top: John's mom & Granddad, Bottom: Aunt Dot & Uncle Ralph breaking ground on their new property.

Top: John's Granddad, Middle: Aimee, A.J. & Mike just before we opened the doors to The Kitchen in May of 2018, Bottom: Art Found at Cayman Consignment.

Original Artwork: Two pieces of original artwork also hang in our restaurant, one on our walk-in fridge & the other in the restroom, both were created by local artist Sam Twiss.

The Bar & Wooden Wall Detail were created by local craftsman Dave Padega

and a special thanks also goes out to Dave Dowding for matching the exterior of The Kitchen to that of Fidel's!

All of these pieces of decor have been slowly collected & added to The Kitchen over the last year. We love this design process as there is always something new to see when you come in. We have encouraged our staff to keep bringing us family photos, & staff photos that they love; every time an item goes up its as if the wall was thirsty for it, so I suppose we'll stop adding to the collection when the walls say they've had enough.

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