January Meeting – Burns Night

Robbie Burns, Scotland’s Bard was born in Alloway in Ayreshire on 25th January 1759. He died aged just 37 in 1796. At least since 1802 his memory has been celebrated by a traditional ‘Burn’s Supper’ and Round Table and 41 Club have enjoyed quite a few of these over the years.
The venue is the Crescent Hotel, Scarborough where we will have exclusive use of the Blenheim dining room, adjacent to the bar.
Please gather in the bar from 7pm (please note this) and where we sit down at 7.30pm. The Haggis will be piped into the dining room by a famous kilted Scotsman who will then recite for us The Address to A Haggis. Once the poor beastie has been despatched with a suitably sharp Masonic dagger we will then have supper as follows:

Starter
A sample plate of McSween haggis with ‘neeps and tattles served with a tasting of whiskey sauce
Main Course
This consists of a traditional recipe home made steak pie with shortcrust pastry of the sort commonly eaten in Scotland on New Year’s evening. With veg & gravy.
Sweet Course
We will be treated to CRANACHAN  a Scots dish made with raspberries, cream and whiskey
Coffee & Biscuits
During the course of the meal we will have whiskey tasting, poem recitals and some appropriate music

At the request of our Chairman Mark and also as a mark (?!) of respect for Mr Burn’s himself the event is BLACK TIE though a kilt will suffice.