Scottish Burns Supper and Whisky Tasting
Each year, Scots from all over the world gather in the dark days of winter for a traditional evening meal and a joyous celebration to commemorate the birthday of one of their favorite sons, Robert Burns. Born on January 25, 1759, on a tenant farm, Burns captured the imagination and spirit of the Scottish people with his prose and poetry. He was lionized during his lifetime all over his native land. A few years after his untimely death at 37, his friends began to gather on his birthday for a meal and to toast to his “immortal memory.” The tradition has continued for over 200 years and spread to every country where Scots have settled.
Prepared by the Millstone Café's Executive Chef Liz Sempervive, the Brandywine Burns Supper consists of a hearty meal of traditional Scottish fare, including haggis and a tasting selection of a Belhaven ale and three single malt whiskies. A bagpiper will perform stirring Scottish music to accompany the haggis as it is brought to the table, followed by an authentic Scottish rendition of the “Address to a Haggis.” During the meal, Brandywine Board Member Jack Hines will guide us in single malt whisky tastings carefully paired with each delicious course.
Passed food and cocktail (Scottish Gin Cocktail & Mini Scotch Pies)
Scotch Eggs – Belhaven Ale
Cullen Skink (smoked haddock chowder)
Haggis Neeps and Tatties with Whisky Gravy
Sticky Toffee Pudding a la mode
Three single malt whiskies paired with the soup, haggis and dessert