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:
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
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.
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.