Thursday, March 19, 2015
Peachy Deegan with Paul Farrell, the owner from Dublin, and Peachy is wearing Geiger. She ordered the tremendously flavorful and succulent traditionally Irish Cockles and Mussels shown below, and she kept looking for Molly Malone.
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We LOVE Kings' Carriage House so much that Peachy Deegan went here on her birthday.
Everything here is perfect, right down to the butter spheres:
We continue with our week of everything that is phenomenal and IRISH!
Kings' Carriage House was first featured in April 2011:
In Spring 2014, we announced in Peachy's Picks it was the best dinner we had that spring:
And we were thrilled to return! Owner Paul Farrell is a class act, and you are guaranteed to have one of the best dinners in town any night you go. Their menu changes slightly every day and each day it is unique; we don't see too many places as passionate about their menu as Kings' Carriage House. They ALWAYS have Filet Mignon, Salmon, Duck and Lamb however how each is prepared changes.
A staple of fine dining in Manhattan with friendly service since 1994, Kings' Carriage House remains one of our favorites. It's important that you know in general (like many places featured in our takeout column) Kings' Carriage House does not do takeout for the public, but did for us. We did notice on their website they do have a Tea Party to Go...
The appetizer we selected for this jaunt to Kings' Carriage House were the Cockles and Mussels, which tasted as fabulous as they do in Dublin's Fair City. No, they tasted even BETTER because Paul Farrell was genius enough to accent them with garlic, orange zest and fresh thyme. Their fragrant entrance wowed us before we began eating them:
Just looking at these pictures should make you want to go here on your birthday! Or any day. These cockles and mussels were fresh, hot and succulent and the gorgeous accents of garlic, orange and thyme were brilliantly executed. The cockles and mussels themselves were sizeable yet delicate as well. You will want a spoon for all of the amazing broth that would be a shame to be left behind (and maybe some bread too.)
Look at how fantastic they look. We do not edit our pictures, and use the same camera in every review. After you eat them you of course have to sing Molly Malone:
In Dublin's fair city, Where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone,As she wheeled her wheel-barrow,Through streets broad and narrow,Crying, "Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!""Alive, alive, oh,Alive, alive, oh,"Crying "Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh".She was a fishmonger,But sure 'twas no wonder,For so were her father and mother before, And they wheeled their barrows, Through the streets broad and narrow, Crying, "Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!"(chorus) She died of a fever, And no one could save her, And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone. But her ghost wheels her barrow, Through streets broad and narrow, Crying, "Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!"....we move on from the tart with the cart onto the entree:
As an entree we selected the superb, sublime, spectacular Smoked Loin of Pork which comes to your plate with its own entourage: Braised Buttered Savoy Cabbage, Red Jacket Potatoes and Mustard Sauce, and this mustard sauce is totally serious. Inspired by Colman's, Paul Farrell creates a wonderfully powerful mustard NOT FROM A JAR and it is a secret what is in it. He's our friend and he won't even tell us-so if you go visit him, see if you can get him to tell you!
The freshness and tenderness of the pork itself is a winning reason to order this dish, but when it teams up with vegetables that are actually delicious and irish as well, you'll start wishing every month was March and every night you were going here! The quality of the produce was tops and each component was prepared with love and pride.
Now here comes trouble, and a very good reason to go on your elliptical! Dark Belgian Chocolate Ganache Torte will tempt you tremendously, and of course, you will give in. Its moist deliciousness is highlighted by fresh raspberries and the best Irish Coffee Sauce ever! (ingredients in that sauce are another secret...)
Kings' Carriage House continues to be Highly Recommended! If you didn't go for St. Patrick's Day, go today! Every day is St. Patrick's Day to us.
Paul we look forward to you joining Twitter someday we will continue to encourage you!