Burns night is in memory of the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns.
Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25th January, sometimes also known as Robert Burns day or Burns Night.
This is always a haggis on a large dish. It is usually brought in by the cook, generally while a piper plays bagpipes and lead the way to the host's table, where the haggis is laid down. He/she might play 'A man's a man for a'that', 'Robert Burns Medley' or 'The Star O' Robbie Burns'. The host, or perhaps a guest with a talent, then recites the Adress to a Haggis. Scotch whisky toast will be proposed to the haggis, then the company will sit down to the meal. The haggis is traditionally served with mashed potatoes (tatties) and mashed turnip (neeps). A dessert course cheese courses, coffee, etc. may also be part of the meal. The courses normally use traditional Scottish recipes Fot instance, dessert may be cranachan or Tipsy Laird (whisky trifle) followed bu oatcakes and cheese, all washed down with the "water of life"(uisage beatha) - Scotch whisky.
We had a lovely evening...... Slainte Mhath..
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