Moshulu Serves with Elegance

I had the opportunity to dine at the Moshulu. If you have been before they have newly renovated and the space is pure elegance. I love the menu as well so we are going to dive in!

If you caught my blog on The Deck back in the Summer than you know just how amazing the Moshulu really is. Their signature cocktails should definitely be on your list. I recommend the Moshulu for a great after work change of pace for happy hour. Nothing and I mean nothing beats seeing the skyline of the city while you dine. The Moshulu is also a great place to have a date night. The ambiance is a perfect backdrop to gaze into your lovers eye! No boo? No problem grab some friends or loved ones and make it as big or as small as you would like. Can we check out this scenery?

You and your guests will be mesmerized by the hand carved fish that floats almost on top of you…

Who doesn’t love a good bar? Whatever your poison you can find it here at the Moshulu! Your bartender will make you a request from the menu or they can work a special request as well!

Now let’s talk about food! I started my night by getting the Tempura Lobster Sushi Roll. The very first time I had sushi was at the Deck which is adjacent to the Moshulu. So to have the Lobster sushi roll was pure amazement!

My friend for the evening Josephine has the Lamb meatballs. I tried a piece of that as well. It was juicy and moist! It was paired with bread.

I love a great drink and the Moshulu didn’t disappoint! I had the Princess Peach which was made with faber citrus, vodka, St. Germain, cranberry, peach, lime and sparking wine! My girl has a Mangojito! The Mangojito is made with Bacardi lime Rum, mango, agave, lime, mint, and soda.

Don’t let these pretty drinks fool you! They come with a powerful punch!

For my entree I had the Salmon! It was super tender and delicious. I mean no knife needed! It was served with a sweet potato puree underneath with peas, carrots, and quinoa! The taste of all of it together was amazing! I’m talking about tap your toes good!!

My girl had the Roasted Chicken Breast. It’s normally served with a mushroom leek bread pudding, Brussels sprouts, golden raisins and apples. She substituted with mashed potatoes and asparagus.

If you can squeeze in dessert you should! I opted for the key lime cheesecake. It was decadent! It was flavorful but not too sweet. It was absolutely perfect!

My girl had a chocolate cake!! I wasn’t ready for the largeness of this slice I’m warning you this is a take home slice! It’s not for the faint of heart! When the Moshulu says chocolate cake they mean chocolate cake!

So we have great food, and amazing ambiance but what about service?

I have to shout out Emi! She by far made my night wonderful. Not only is she knowledgeable about the menu but she showed so much patience. No time did my water go low. When we went from each course they boxed our food immediately. I’m talking about you blink and the food came. We weren’t rushed! I was asked when I wanted my next course. If there is any other restaurants reading this-this is where customer service of Moshulu excels. I watched how every patron was handled and we were all handled with care. I would give them more than 2 thumbs up!! I would borrow some things it was that good!!

Thank you to Moshulu for hosting me and thank you to Jami for setting this up! I can’t wait to go back. I think a holiday gathering would be the move!! Consider hosting your next gathering at the Moshulu and have an experience of a lifetime!! See the Moshulu’s holiday schedule here! Also management is superior to none! They didn’t do a one time walk through asking about your time but I witnessed them stepping in and even serving. That means a lot. No one is above another and the emphasis being on the customer!!

Well if you attend make sure tag me as I would like to see the fun you’re having. The Moshulu also offers brunch so there’s no excuse not to come and enjoy and make memories!

Small Bites and a Big Punch all on The Deck!

I had the honor of attending a mix and mingle that was hosted by Roberta Pipito also known as homemadedelish on social media. You may have seen her doing correspondence on television as a lifestyle and food contributor. The mix and mingle was held at the Moshulu aboard The Deck. Now I have to be honest it was my first time. Out of the 8 years I’ve lived in Philadelphia not one time have I ever been aboard the Moshulu. I know it’s crazy to hear but this is why it’s important for me to see more of the city.

As a lifestyle blogger it’s important to blog life as it happens. One of the major aspects of life and living is eating and dining. When I go to establishments it’s important for me to take note of a few things; ambiance, decor, food, service, and fun and I can assure you that The Deck on the Moshulu has high marks for all.

Ambiance

I took a tour of the Moshulu and was able to see the newly renovated spaces. One word to describe it is: breathtaking! They have several decks to fit your needs. Obviously The Deck which I will be featuring has small bites and amazing drinks, they have several bars and dining spaces and event spaces as well.

When I attend spaces my mind goes to my lifestyle and many others. How can I utilize this space for date nights, time with friends or even if I wanted to bring my children? Let me say the Moshulu has you covered for whatever the occasion including just grabbing drinks after a long day. The Moshulu is the only restaurant aboard a working ship so the mere ability to dine or drink while seeing the city as your backdrop and watching the sunset is truly a beautiful thing to see! This is why it’s important to explore your own city. As much as it’s fun to travel do not miss your opportunity to see amazing jewels in your own backyard!

Decor

Having the water and city as your backdrop you don’t need much but the Moshulu has taken it up a notch with amazing unique pieces that will make your dining experience that much better. The uniqueness is something you will absolutely not see anywhere else. I can attest. Beautiful chairs, and looking up to amazing hand crafted ceiling pieces are just outstanding. At night you can see the glow of the lights and city and it makes it like an oasis of pure happiness!

Food

The Deck is the place to be. This is where you can get your small bites and unique drink offerings. This is great for grabbing a few friends or family and just ordering an assortment of bites to share. The food is incredible. The small bites will fill you and let’s be clear especially in the Summer small bites is perfect enough to pair with a drink but heavy enough not to have that overeaten fill! Light and airy but with good food is the way to go in the Summer.

Thanks to The Deck let me highlight a few must haves:

Red and white sangria pictured above

I love a good sangria. Sangria is like Summer’s special. It’s light and it’s good. The Deck took the Sangria and raised the deliciousness by a thousand. Not only is their sangria good it can be served in the pitcher to your table. For me that is good news. Instead of ordering a few drinks at a time, you can order the Deck Jugs and sip as you please. No waiting on someone to refill your cup the choice is now up to you! It can serve between 2-6 or more! If I had to recommend which sangria I loved I would go for the white!!

Another highlight is the Weekend Warrior! It’s a deep eddy sweet tea vodka, Pallini limoncello, mint, honey, lemon and iced tea. The first thing you’re gonna ask if you’re not a mint person is the mint strong? Nope. It’s the perfect combination and it can be served in the Deck Jug as well!

What if you’re the type that likes your drinks frozen since it is Summer you may want to cool off:

No worries I tried the strawberry margarita slush and it’s amazing from first sip to last!

Also the mango piña colada is delicious as well! It’s smooth and creamy! It’s one of those drinks that’s so airy that it doesn’t hit you right away! So here’s your: PSA don’t drink and drive and maybe catch an Uber Or Lyft!!

Now on to the food!! The Deck has food for every single palette. There is no one in your party whether it’s a party for 2 to 10 that they can’t accommodate! From soft pretzels to sushi to calamari they have you covered!

Warm soft pretzel bites and a cheese sauce

Pita bread and greens over avocado hummus

Truffle fries

Chips and avocado hummus

Cheeseburger slider and chips

Calamari

Not your average corn dog

Veggie Sushi made with mango, cucumbers and avocado a personal favorite of mine

There’s always room for dessert and you are going to want to have some! We were given boozy Rice Krispies and an ice cream sundae that is definitely shareable! The boozy Rice Krispies came in mud slide, pina colada and margarita. The picture below doesn’t even do it justice. It’s worth trying for yourself! These definitely aren’t your kids Rice Krispies. The immediate escape to fun and your childhood was felt by all the smiles!

Service

I always remain low key to see how I am treated at the door before anyone knows why I am there or who I am! There was not one issue! All staff that I saw didn’t do the walk past you bit. Everyone was all smiles and acknowledged me and definitely was accommodating. I had nothing bad to report. How someone treats you before they know you will grade them says more to me about an establishment and The Deck and Moshulu get a definite A+ rating!

Fun

From walking on the ship until I left I had a ball! I had a ball because the ship is beautiful! I had fun because the weather was great and had it not Moshulu has options to still dine outdoors without the rain stopping the show! I had fun because the food was fresh and the drinks were amazing. Overall Moshulu and The Deck is the perfect Summer escape. It’s the best place to feel like you have taken on a long lost trip of adventure without having to leave far from home. It’s a beautiful place to hang out, connect or reconnect, and host your event or even a wedding!

I want to thank all of the staff at Moshulu and The Deck for having us. I would also like to thank Roberta for being an amazing host of this mix and mingle! Thank you to Melissa’s Produce for the great swag bag.

I met some amazing new blogger friends as well as spent time with @Phillyfoodgal!

I definitely will be back and I’m hoping it’s with a few of my girls!

The Moshulu is located 401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd in Philadelphia PA!

It’s open for lunch from 12pm-2:30pm Monday-Friday and for dinner from 5-10pm Monday-Sunday!

Brunch which I am soooooo excited to try soon is on Saturdays from 11-230pm and on Sundays from 10am-2:30am!

The Deck is open daily starting at 3 for amazing small bites and drinks!

There’s no doubt that Summer fun can be found at The Deck on the Moshulu!!