The Mowbray & Sheffield Caledonian Society Present
The Burns Night Supper
To celebrate the 260th Anniversary of Robert Burns
Dust off the family tartan & dig out the Harris Tweed! We welcome you in from the biting January weather for a Scottish feast of magnificent proportions...
Burns night is a Scottish institution which we intend to honour in true Mowbray style. We will celebrate the life and works of the Bard of Ayrshire, The Ploughman Poet, The Cultural Icon that is Robert Burns.
Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759 in the beautiful little village of Alloway, two miles south of Ayr. Descended from farming folk, his parents, William and Agnes ensured their son received a good education. As a child, Burns read avidly. The works of Alexander Pope, Henry Mackenzie and Laurence Sterne fired Burns's poetic impulse and romantic dalliances which provided his inspiration to write.
Burns attentions became firmly focussed on the passions of poetry, nature, drink and women which would define the rest of his life and inspire his life's work.
At just 27 Burns had already become famous across the highlands, with poems such as To a Louse, To a Mouse and The Cotter's Saturday Night.
Burns wrote over 550 poems throughout the 18th century and remains a cultural icon of the Romantic period and a Scottish hero for his liberal and socially-minded political attitude.
The star of the Burns Supper remains the noble haggis. But, before the haggis, neeps and tatties are devoured - they must be toasted!
Sheffield Caledonian Society
Founded in 1822, The Caledonian Society of Sheffield is proud of its Scottish heritage. It remains a close knit community consisting of patriots and anyone who shares an affinity with the highland way!
In 1821, four Scotsmen residing in Sheffield, Messrs Brown, Ormiston, Cameron and Bideford, united by their shared love of the Motherland formed The Sheffield Caledonian Society. The spirit of taking care of others has always been an intrinsic part of the Society, but the beating heart is the national poet Robert Burns.
The Burns Supper is a chance to celebrate the life and works of Burns so dig out your finest Highland attire, feast and dance in the traditional Scottish way.
A great time will be had by all!
Wester Ross Salmon; Lightly Cured & Hot Smoked here at The Mowbray
Dressed with Pickles, Dill Sour Cream & Served with Hunks of Oat Bran Bread
Cheddar Leekie Tart (V)
The Main Event
Angus Rolled Beef Rib from the Yorkshire Dales with Brown Butter & Rosemary Sauce
Spiced Roast Onion & Barley Hot Pot
Bashed Neeps & Tatties
Roast January King Cabbage
Toasted Oat & Highland Honey Parfait with Crushed Honeycomb and Tipsy Raspberries in Edinburgh Rhubarb Gin
Best of the Scottish Cheeses, Oatcakes & Chutney
A Wee Dram
Whisky & Shortbread
The Burns Night Ritual
Pipped In With honours
Guests stand to welcome the Haggis. Delivered on a silver salver and piped in wi’ a’ the honours. Glasses overflowing in anticipation for the address to a Haggis!
Address The Haggis
The true moment of glory! Prepare for an entertaining rendition of 'To a Haggis'! Knife poised at the ready, on cue the glorious haggis is cut!
Toast to The Haggis
We all raise a glass to the haggis in triumph during the final line ‘Gie her a haggis’! ‘TO THE HAGGIS!’The haggis procession is then piped back to the kitchen, cheered and anticipated by the guests…
Her Majesty The Queen
The Loyal Toast
Fraternal toast from Kindred Societies & reciting “The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns”.
The Great Burns Supper is Served
Toast to The Lassies
The humorous highlight of any Burns night comes in the toasts! Designed to praise the women but in particular those Lassies present. Delivered by Ian
Reply to The Laddies
A good natured humorous heckle from the Lassies to the Laddies, delivered by Mrs Sue Cameron
The Vote of Thanks
The chair now climbs to his feet to thank everyone who has contributed to a wonderful evening!
Auld Lang Syne
Guests are invited to stand and belt out a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne!