I'll be surprised if this isn't the best shepherd's pie you've ever eaten! This recipe is adapted from the New American Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta, Georgia. I would like to point out that the chef at the Tavern likes to clarify that in England this would be called cottage pie because it is made with beef, not mutton (lamb) - "thus the need for the shepherd." Most Americans are more familiar with the name, shepherd's pie. No matter what you call it, this pie is something special ...chuck roast slow-cooked until it's falling apart tender with delicious vegetables and herbs, topped with garlic mashed potatoes. It smells so heavenly while it's cooking that I guarantee your family (and friends and neighbors) will gather around the oven waiting for you to serve it. Although, this shepherd's pie is fairly easy to prepare, make it on a day that you have some extra time, since it is a little time consuming...but, Oh, So Well Worth It!!!!!!