Burns Night In London

Salvatore's Bar Tartan Cocktail

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 cocktailConcocted 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.

Melt Room Cranachan melt 2Toasting 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…

Haggis Heaven

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 reservations@fifteen.net.

Avoid The Crowds…

The Glenlivet Founder's ReserveBut 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-nightThe Glenlivet, Founder’s Reserve is available RRP £33.15 at www.thewhiskyexchange.com  and all major retailers.

Emily Cleary

Emily Cleary

After almost a decade chasing ambulances, and celebrities, for Fleet Street’s finest, Emily has taken it down a gear and settled for a (slightly!) slower pace of life in the suburbs. With a love of cheese and fine wine, Emily is more likely to be found chasing her toddlers round Kew Gardens than sipping champagne at a showbiz launch nowadays, or grabbing an hour out of her hectic freelancer’s life to chill out in a spa while hubby holds the babies. If only!


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