January Meeting – Burns Night

BURNS NIGHT   Thursday 24th January 2019

Now that Christmas is out of the way there’s some time for our livers to recover before being doused yet again on Burns Night. For 2019 this will be a joint function with RT88 as it was last year. Traditional Scottish music will be heard all night (but not that dirge “O, Shower of Scotland” which wrongly identifies Edward II rather than Edward I who was known as “the Hammer of the Scots”)
The Venue
The venue is the superbly refurbished Trainee Restaurant at Scarborough TEC on Filey road called NINETEEN 09. Ideally we should get ourselves there between 6.30 and 6.45pm with a view to hitting the bar no later than 7.00.
The Evening
At 7.30, that kilted Scot Ian Duncan will bagpipe himself into our midst and then proceed to ADDRESS THE HAGGIS in his own inimitable style. A tot of whisky will be to hand.
The Menu
MacSween Traditional Haggis with Bashed Neeps and Tatties
Scotch Broth
MacSween Traditional Haggis with Bashed Neeps and Tatties, Parma Ham wrapped Asparagus Spears and Whisky Sauce
Scottish Beef and Stout Casserole, Bacon & Herb Dumplings, Pomme Purée and Sautéed Cabbage
Cranachan Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis, Toasted Oats & Whiskey Cream
A Selection of Scottish Cheeses, Biscuits, Grapes, Celery and Chutney
** TO FINISH  **
Tea or Coffee served with a piece of Tablet (tr Scottish)
**  THE TOAST  **
Armed with a glass of Scotch Whisky there will be a Toast to THE BARD
Whisky Tasting
After the meal there will be a Whisky Tasting Session presented by very knowledgeable IAN COCKER, who will treat us to a taste of three different styles of nectar.
The more observant of our confraternity will no doubt spot that the menu choices should cope with:
A. Members who love haggis
B. Diners who only want a bit of it, and
C. Folk who hate the stuff!
By all means don a kilt if you wish, (does your sister have one you could borrow?) otherwise collar and tie please, as a mark of respect for The Bard
IT  IS VERY IMPORTANT that we know attendance numbers by 12 noon WEDNESDAY 16th January AND your food choice for Starters & Mains.  Please give details to Tom Cathcart by text to 07939 246202 or email to topcat14@icloud.com

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