Freddy Bird represents Bristol with 'ultimate burger'
07 June 2018
Bristol’s Freddy Bird – one of our very own Crumbs columnists – has reached the last eight contenders in a nationwide search to find the ultimate burger. Organisers Marks and Spencer challenged chefs across the UK to assemble burger toppings worthy of their new ‘best ever burger’, a product that has been in development for a year.
The brains behind both the Lido and Three Brothers Burgers , Freddy wowed the judges with carefully selected toppings including; award-winning Wiltshire bacon from British outdoor reared pigs, smoked Applewood Cheddar and a potato rosti.
Freddy said, “My version of the 'best ever burger' draws upon the simple yet iconic flavours of the South West – from the Applewood smoked cheddar with melted rind from Somerset, to sweet cured Wiltshire streaky bacon. We’re passionate about simple home-grown recipes at Three Brother’s Burger and Marks and Spencer’s 'best ever burger' patty gives us the flexibility to marry a number of flavours, without detracting from the great quality meat in the burger.”
Marks and Spencer spent a year creating the ‘best ever burger’ finally settling on a mix of short rib, chuck steak and bone marrow.