Executive Chef Liam Hennessy has joined the rustic gastropub located in the heart of historical Germantown overseeing all culinary operations in the locally sourced, locally loved Tap House. Chef Hennessy has firm culinary roots in the Dayton area and has led local establishments, including Dayton Country Club and Fifth Street Brewpub. He has also been a regular featured chef at the popular Doors of Compassion annual fundraising event for the Ronald McDonald House.
Under the culinary direction of Chef Hennessy along with owners Jennifer Dean and Forrest Williams, Mudlick Tap House is not just a neighborhood refuge but a destination for anyone who enjoys great food with a local flare, solid craft beer from near and far, cocktail selections, spirits, and wine.
While Chef Hennessy kept staples such as the Smales Pretzels and Bier Cheese (adding a horseradish-dijon) he is excited to unveil a new menu. Chef Hennessy’s menu is built around pairing and enhancing our constantly rotating taps, bottled craft beer, and spirit selections. He describes his style as “taking a basic ingredient and unleashing its full potential,” such as Mudlick’s take on the Pot Roast Sandwich (pictured), a classic slow cooked roast with melted cheddar featuring sautéed onion and carrot with a garlic herb aioli. Guests can also expect to see entrees such as a pan seared Asian BBQ salmon served on a bed of quinoa with sautéed veggies. The new menu also includes an expanded salad selection such as the Dirty Wedge, loaded with tomato and bacon and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette & bleu cheese dressing. Above all, Chef Hennessy aims to keep things simple, using fewer ingredients while maximizing flavor.
Guests can also enjoy Chef Liam’s fresh menu for the Boozy Brunch (now being offered every Saturday from 11 am – 3pm) including a Build Your Own Bloody Bar with house pickled veggies & cured meats featuring Belle of Dayton Vodka. The house made dill pickle infused Bell of Dayton vodka will put your Bloody Mary over the top.
Germantown, a picturesque town located 15 miles southwest of Dayton was home to the Mudlick Distillery, established in 1847. With an output of 30 barrels of whiskey a day, the distillery was considered the largest in the country for many years. Mudlick Tap House offers a unique rustic atmosphere with six rotating taps and a great selection of cocktails and spirits. You won’t find any neon lights or televisions in this gastropub, but you will find a cozy atmosphere and great conversation.