Rachel Eats Stuff: An absurd Love Island-themed chicken cheese fondue

It's 100 per cent my type on paper

Rachel Hosie
Tuesday 05 June 2018 15:27
Rachel Eats Stuff: You total melt- a Love Island inspired chicken and cheese bonanza

In news that may have French traditionalists fainting in their boulangeries, there’s a new cheese fondue on the menu.

A Love Island-themed cheese fondue, featuring fried chicken and even fried Babybels instead of traditional bread and meats.

Newly launched at Absurd Bird’s London and Bath restaurants, the ‘You total melt’ has been named after Kem’s catchphrase from last year’s series.

The ridiculous dish consists of BBQ chicken wings, chicken sliders, buffalo tenders and deep fried Babybels, served with a pool of the gooey fondue cheese, a mountain of Wotsit dust to sprinkle and a squeeze of Primula Cheese served on a toothbrush, so that you can, um, brush your teeth with cheese afterwards.

And the gimmicks don’t stop there - the dish features pegs for your nose should it all get just too cheesy for you to handle.

Ever the ambitious eater, for the latest instalment of Rachel Eats Stuff I went down to Absurd Bird to try the outrageous fondue for myself because, quite frankly, it sounded 100 per cent like my type on paper.

I wasn’t planning on finishing the dish, I really wasn’t - no one needs that much cheese and chicken as an afternoon snack - but somehow, accidentally, it all disappeared.

I found myself wondering: Why aren’t all foods smothered in cheese fondue and dusted with Wotsit crumbs?

Sure, I left with a stomach ache and the need to lie down, but really, it’s just a high protein meal. Sort of.

It may not be first date food, but as comfort (read: hungover) food goes, cheese, fried chicken and more fried cheese is hard to beat. The deep-fried Babybels in particular are quite the game-changer.

The ‘You total melt’ is available at Absurd Bird’s London Spitalfields and Bath restaurants, where it will be served for £9.95 alongside a screening of every episode of Love Island.

Crack on.

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