Bristol Chef Freddy Bird Joins Forces with Cornish Brewery Skinner’s
Bristol chef Freddy Bird has teamed up with award-winning Cornish brewing company Skinner’s Brewery for a collaboration that brings together their mutual passion for great food and ale.
Freddy is the Executive Head Chef of the Lido restaurant in Bristol and its sister restaurants The Glassboat and Three Brothers Burgers. He is also the Executive Head Chef of the new Thames Lido in Reading opening in mid-October 2017.
Freddy and Skinner’s have joined forces at several high-profile events recently including Port Eliot and Abergavenny Food Festival – where Freddy cooked an amazing monkfish, lobster and clam stew paired with Lushingtons ale – and used the beers as an ingredient in recipes such as Hops n’ Honey BBQ ribs; steak, oyster mushroom and Cornish Knocker ale pie and a Penny Come Quick chocolate ice cream.
Freddy was born and bred in Bristol but has his roots in the South West and Cornwall. His relaxed and pretension-free approach to cooking gives particular focus to the provenance of his ingredients and the simplicity with how they are used.
Steve Skinner, founder of Skinner’s Brewery said: “We are delighted to be working with Freddy – his love for the outdoors, his focus on high-quality, locally sourced ingredients and passion for delicious beer make him the ideal match with Skinner’s. We’re really excited for the wonderful combination of food and beer this partnership will bring.”
Skinner’s Brewery and Freddy Bird first collaborated at Port Eliot festival this year where Skinner’s Brewery specially commissioned two huge grills from their brewing equipment as the centrepiece. Freddy cooked over the two grills using Skinner’s beers to create amazing BBQ marinades paired beers to wash down his spectacular Moorish grilled banquet.