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A Restaurant’s Take

In Brookline, a taste of Ireland at the bar

Salt cod brandade at Matt Murphy’s.

Essdras M Suarez/Globe staff

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Brandade, a mix of pounded salt cod, olive oil, garlic, milk, and cream with whipped potatoes, is served at Matt Murphy’s in a small crock. The warm spread comes with a shot of malt vinegar aioli and crisped leeks on top and a generous share of toasted white bread on the plate. — Rachel Travers

MATT MURPHY’S PUB 14 Harvard Street, Brookline, 617-232-0188,

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