'CREATED THREE YEARS AGO BY A WHIMSICAL ENTREPRENEUR WITH A PASSION FOR FOOD AND A LOVE OF STORY TELLING AND AN AMERICAN FINE DINING CHEF WHO TOGETHER SHARE A FONDNESS FOR THE DEEP SOUTH AND ALL ITS CULINARY TRADITIONS. SERIOUS ABOUT FOOD BUT INSPIRED BY THE COLOURS AND FLAVORS OF THE LONDON STREET FOOD MOVEMENT, THEY SET OUT TO CREATE A BRAND WHICH MARRIED THE BOHEMIAN UTOPIA OF STYLE, EDGE, TASTE, ART AND DESIGN WITH THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF CULINARY AND OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND A HUGE DOSE OF FUN AND IRONY.'
The exciting new Queen Street development is attracting restaurants from all over, including some really young and interesting brands. One of those is Absurd Bird, promising to bring their passion for chicken and deep south soul food. They currently have 2 restaurants in London and are excited to be joining the South West. We were invited to a special VIP event at Exeter Cookery School to meet Exeter's newest addition, and learn about some of the delicious food and cocktails on offer.
We were welcomed with a special moonshine cocktail! Made with their own moonshine, cider and apple juice it was a really refreshing welcome! They offer their own brewed moonshine and beer as well as an extensive list of cocktails.
Chef gave us a demonstration of some of the dishes Absurd Bird has to offer, including a cheese spinach and artichoke dip.
Dirty bun, which is fried chicken with spicy mayo and a pickle served in a bao bun.
I am very excited about the jalapeno macaroni cheese! Topped with a delicious crunchy top.
We then had to get stuck in and recreate some of the dishes ourselves! Nick and I teamed up with Chris from Eating Exeter.
Our creations didn't get judged the best, I blame Nick for putting the garnish in our sauce and Chris for chopping the cucumber too large!
It was a great evening and I'm really looking forward to it opening soon. Stay tuned for more updates!