Today is Robert Burns’ Birthday and I am thrilled to be doing my first Burns Supper.
Who is Robert Burns?
Burns is a Scottish poet. He is the fellow who wrote many poems and works including “Auld Lang Syne” which we all sang a mere 25 days ago!
Scotland is a gorgeous country that I was able to visit for a few brief days on my first trip abroad. On that trip I had the great pleasure of attending a modern Scottish ceilidh and fell in love with the haggis they served. Then, years after that, I found myself living in England on Robert Burns’ birthday and attended a Burns walking tour (with poetry readings), pub crawl (with single malt tastings) and Burns Supper (with haggis).
My supper tonight will feature a few traditional elements of a Burns Supper including:
Toast to the Queen
Toast to Absent Friends
Reading of “Address To A Haggis” by Robert Burns
Reading to honor the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
My menu tonight:
A wee dram (or two or three) of Single Malt