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bonneamie
01-22-2013, 14:30
Once a year, I drag myself across the ocean (figuratively) to drink Scotch. This coming Saturday, January 26, is the annual event, a Burn's Night dinner. Quoting an article in the NYT: "What's not to love about a holiday that celebrates a poet? Or one that demands generous quantities of whisky?"
On our agenda, poetry recitation and scotch drinking. Review to follow!

OscarV
01-22-2013, 14:43
And myself and my Bride will be there with scotch whisky, scotish kale soup, poetry and to celebrate not only Burn's birthday but secretly another, (please don't ask who)
So is haggis still on the menu? And are cameras allowed?:skep:

squire
01-22-2013, 15:17
When my son was small I fed him some haggis at a Burn's dinner without telling him what it was. He liked it and going on 20 years later still does. Kid won't eat broccoli but likes haggis, go figure.

bonneamie
01-22-2013, 18:36
Is haggis on the menu? Oscar, it's Burn's Night! Someone can recite the ode to the chieftan o'the puddin' race.

JB64
01-23-2013, 00:05
Looking forward to hearing about your evening. Who is making the haggis?

bonneamie
01-23-2013, 12:58
Our local metro-Detroit bakery is providing the haggis. http://ackroydsbakery.com/. I think they ship, if you're interested ...

JB64
01-23-2013, 13:40
Our local metro-Detroit bakery is providing the haggis. http://ackroydsbakery.com/. I think they ship, if you're interested ...

Bummer, on-line ordering is not available until February, looks like I will have to wait until next year.

OscarV
01-23-2013, 13:42
I think they ship, if you're interested ...



:lol: good one Amy

Tony
01-23-2013, 13:53
Learn something new everyday. Did not know anything about this. I need to get more cultured I guess.

Thanks for sharing and have a great time.

Best regards, Tony

bonneamie
01-28-2013, 09:04
On the table were the following:
Blends: Dewars white lable and 12 yo, Johnnie Walker red and black, Drambuie
Single Malts: Ardbeg 10 yo and Uigedail, Springbank 15 yo, Lagavulin 12 yo, Glenrothes 1998 vintage.

As far as I recall, they all tasted pretty good for Scotch ...

JB64
01-30-2013, 23:32
Give us some more details about your party Amy. This is the first I have ever heard of a Burn's Night event. Is it just a convenient excuse to get together with friends and enjoy good scotch whisky and food? How do you incorporate the life and writings of Burns into the soiree? Inquiring minds want to know.

squire
01-31-2013, 18:28
Jim, Burns' night dinners are held on or about January 26th to celebrate the birth date and life of Robert Burns, the National Poet of Scotland, and have been held continuously around the World for over two hundred years now wherever people of Scottish descent have settled.

A recent Burns dinner was hosted in your area by the Caledonian Society of Kansas City, Missouri, which was first organized in 1869 and has been holding Burns dinners annually since their founding.

OscarV
02-01-2013, 13:53
I was unable to attend due my Bride's illness.
I like to think I have something in common with Robert Burns, my maternal grandmother's maiden name was Burns and my birthday is only one day later.