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MURPHY’S NEW SPRING MENU PAIRS LOCAL PURVEYORS WITH CULINARY ARTISTRY
Virginia-Highland Landmark Hatches Seasonal Dishes and Cocktails to Welcome Spring
ATLANTA (April 19, 2019) – A reliable staple for those who live, work and play in Virginia-Highland, Murphy’s is rolling out a seasonal update to its always well-executed menu. The new spring menu from executive chef Andy Tran celebrates Georgia’s local farmers with a creative twist on seasonal comfort food. While the restaurant’s longtime menu favorites remain, owner Tom Murphy is excited to debut a new selection of flavorful options to accompany Murphy’s warm and welcoming atmosphere.
“Although Murphy’s is known for its consistency in terms of quality, our guests also really value our sustainable choices and the seasonality of our dishes,” says Murphy. “Spring is the perfect time of year for our culinary team to highlight our commitment to local farms, and we are really excited about Andy’s new creations.”
Tran’s new menu takes full advantage of his relationships with local purveyors, and guests can look forward to his hyperlocal culinary approach that includes greens from Tucker Farms, cheese from Decimal Place Farm, Georgia shrimp from Native Seafood and organic vegetables from Woodland Gardens.
“The newness of spring is always very inspiring to me from a culinary standpoint,” says Tran. “Each season brings a fresh challenge for me when I’m creating new menus at Murphy’s, but the possibilities feel endless during this time of year in particular.”
Exciting new dishes on Tran’s menu of classic American fare include:
Marinated seafood salad: Georgia shrimp, mussels, calamari, red onion, olives and citrus vinaigrette ($16)
BBQ Georgia shrimp NOLA-style: corn ribs and baguette ($16)
Brussels sprouts and bacon flatbread: Mornay, Brussels sprouts, garlic, bacon, pecorino and extra virgin olive oil ($14)
Jambon beurre: cured ham, herb butter, house-made pickles and baguette ($14)
Enchanted Springs trout: wheat berries, mushrooms, asparagus and pea puree ($23)
Picanha steak: smoky fingerlings, chimichurri aioli and watercress ($22)
Atlantic salmon: Swiss chard, confit tomatoes, cipollini onion, dashi and lime leaf oil ($23)
Georgia strawberry cheesecake: vanilla cheesecake, graham cracker crust and Georgia strawberries ($8)
Churro ice cream sundae: house-made churro bowl, vanilla, chocolate and bourbon ice cream, whipped cream and caramel sauce ($8)
In addition to these updates to the regular menu items, Murphy’s dedicated patrons also can expect new weekly specials featuring duck leg confit, handmade pasta, Spanish octopus, lamb chops and a Darby Farms chicken dinner with sides for two, among other seafood and chef specials.
To pair with these bright spring dishes, a new selection of cocktails also have been added:
Gin and jam: Brockmans gin, Pur elderflower liqueur, lemon simple syrup and local Fairywood Thicket Farms jam ($13)
Mezcal and fresa: Vida mezcal, Belle Isle honey habanero moonshine, lime juice and house-made strawberry shrub ($13)
Rum and apricots: Stolen rum, Giffard apricot liqueur, lemon juice and ginger beer ($11)
Local whiskey and lychee: ASW whiskey, Cocchi Americano, lime juice and lychee puree ($12)
Additional non-alcoholic selections include ginger and mint and hibiscus and lime mocktails ($5) as well as a nitro cold brew from Banjo Coffee ($5).
Murphy’s Restaurant is located at 997 Virginia Ave., NE in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily, adding brunch on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 404-872-0904 or visit www.murphysatlanta.com.