Raise a glass to Rabbie at one of the Capital’s many Burns’ Night celebrations tonight (January 25th).
Banquet In Style At B&H Buildings
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings in Clerkenwell is hosting an extravagant Burn’s Night Party. Revellers are encouraged to don their finest tartan attire for a sophisticated evening of whisky cocktails, ceilidh dancing and banqueting in the beautiful east London setting. A sumptuous five course Scottish feast will be on offer, washed down with a specially created Smoked Heather Dram cocktail. Concocted from Laphroaig Quarter Cask, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, Sweet Vermouth, Apple juice and orange zest, a hand picked Scottish heather is ignited in the glass infusing the flambéed cocktail with the flavours of the Highlands. Served warm, this promises to be the ultimate cold-busting Burn’s Night cocktail!
Whisky Tasting Treat
At The Gallery in West Hampstead, guests will be transported on a whisky-based exploration of the Lowlands, Highland and Islands of Scotland. At this Whisky 101 event, guests will sample the finest Scottish Single Malts, compile their own tasting notes and learn about the history and origin of each distinct whisky with the evening rounded off with a taste of haggis.
Toasting with a Toastie
The Cranachan toastie is a unique and utterly delicious Melt Room take on the classic Scottish dessert ‘Cranachan’! Always wanting to step outside the box, Melt Room have combined Whiskey Syrup, Raspberry conserve and whipped cream and melted it together inside two pieces of delicious milk bread to create an exclusive and limited edition sweet treat to rival the original Cranachan! Burns Night never melt so good…
The Bistro Union team will celebrate all things Scottish with a fantastically authentic dish of Scottish Haggis, Clapshot Mash with Whiskey and Wholegrain Mustard. This delicious taste of Scotland features on their amazing 3-course Burns Night Menu (£32) which includes a Scottish Whiskey pairing! Book at bistrounion.co.uk
Just Desserts at Fifteen
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant is pairing up with Glen Moray whisky for Burns’ Night and presenting various expressions with their desserts. For the whole week a special range of dessert and whisky pairings including Glen Moray Classic Peated, with caramelised pear with Devon blue cream cheese topped with a walnut; Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish with raspberries macerated in port jelly; and Glen Moray 10 Year Old Chardonnay with 55% cocoa chocolate coated in an orange powder will be available. To book a table at the flagship restaurant in Westland Place, N1, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avoid The Crowds…
But if all this talk of haggis sounds too daunting, never fear, you can still raise a wee dram in the most authentic manner by toasting old Rab with a glass of Founder’s Reserve, the latest expression from The Glenlivet – the original single malt Scotch whisky. The Glenlivet has created an expression that honours the original vision of its founder George Smith, a pioneer of Scotch whisky just as Burns was a pioneer of the much-lauded Romantic Movement. Distilled using the same time-honoured techniques introduced by George Smith himself, The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is drawn predominantly from a range of traditional aged oak casks. And for those wishing to put on the perfect Burns’ Night celebration, The Glenlivet has created its own definitive guide providing information on everything from the traditional meal to the entertainment at http://www.theglenlivet.com/blog/burns-night. The Glenlivet, Founder’s Reserve is available RRP £33.15 at www.thewhiskyexchange.com and all major retailers.