Robert Burns Supper 2016
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You are cordially invited to join us as we honor the legacy of Robert Burns paying tribute to a man considered one of the pre-eminent Scotsman of all time: ahead of kings, warriors, and yes…even William Wallace of “Braveheart” fame! Burns’ work – in the Scots dialect – is prized as a monumental step toward saving the culture after the Jacobite Rebellion where even wearing of kilts and family tartans was banned.
This year, you too can celebrate Scotland’s favorite poet in an evening of frivolity, honor, and retrospect during the 5th annual Robert Burns Supper at the Shilo Inn Ballroom in Newport set for Saturday January 30, 2016, 6:00 to 10 p.m.
CHA joins groups around the world in hosting a fun and fanciful Robert Burns Supper in a simultaneous celebration near his birthdate of January 25th where the wearing of your kilt and tartan is highly encouraged!
The unlikely guest of honor; the mighty haggis makes its entrance on its fine silver platter, led by a piper and presented by the chef to the humbled host who pays homage through reciting Burns’ famous “Ode to a Haggis,” and then bathes the sausage in a fine single malt Scotch, slices it open with a ceremonial dirk and serves it to awaiting partygoers.
This traditional Scottish delicacy is, of course, merely one of the many tasty temptations presented to accompany a virtual feast of Scotch Eggs, garden salad, “cock-a-leekie” soup, stuffed chicken breast, seasonal vegetables, “neeps and tatties” (turnips and potatoes), with a delectable Drambuie trifle, shortbread and truffles for dessert!
Having enjoyed this wonderful meal, the guests can partake and participate in an evening of verse and song, fanciful readings, trivia games, and charming toasts.
Between courses, whisky connoisseurs can opt to enjoy five exceptional tastings of Scotland’s finest single malt Scotches; each different than in the previous year’s events.
The 2016 event will also feature live entertainment and guests will be guided on a tour of all things Robert Burns and are invited to share selected readings from Burns’ poetry. Then, the evening concludes with the singing of “Auld Lang Syne”.
Ticket purchases serve as a fundraiser for the benefit of the Celtic Heritage Alliance, a 501(c) 3 charitable non-profit organization. (A member of the Oregon Cultural Trust).
For more information, or to purchase tickets please visit us online at http://ncfhg.com/burns.php or call 541-961-7696 for more information.
Seating is limited and tickets usually sell out – be sure to buy early!