Take a Step into Brum's Wilderness and Dine on Wood Ants! ; ALEX CREATES HIS OWN PARADISE NEAR THE BULLRING MARKETS

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Take a Step into Brum's Wilderness and Dine on Wood Ants! ; ALEX CREATES HIS OWN PARADISE NEAR THE BULLRING MARKETS


Young, Graham, Birmingham Evening Mail (England)


IT'S the Birmingham restaurant that the I'm A Celebrity set will love.

Because WOOD ANTS are on the menu at exotic eaterie The Wilderness.

And, says boss Alex Claridge, they taste like ... lemons.

Diners at the Dudley Street restaurant, just round the corner from the Bullring markets, enter a wilderness.

There's moss on the walls, a leafy canopy and and water drips like rain into a windowsill trough of plants.

And, yes, you can eat those, too.

Alex, 28, from Hall Green, has been on a journey of self discovery ever since he left King Edward's Camp Hill a decade ago.

Frustrated that an English Studies university course led to a career in accounting that "wasn't my squeeze", he came to the conclusion that the things in life he most enjoyed were food and drink. He entered the kitchen, first at Digbeth's Warehouse Cafe, then The formic ants makes taste like and new me Alex as group development chef at Bistro 1847 in Great Western Arcade.

Next was Nomad, a three-month popup at the Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath - but he had to drop the name because it was already being used by Michelinstarred New York hotel NoMad. Now, he has reinvented himself again in The Wilderness.

There's plenty on the seasonal menu for all tastes - but the Birmingham Mail just had to put those wood ants to the test. …

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