The event celebrates the life and work of Robbie Burns in 1759 and the anniversary of the birth. The first Burns supper was held in July 1801 when nine of Burns’ close friends got together to mark the fifth anniversary of his passing.
In traditional style, the event will begin with the Selkirk Grace. Guests will then enjoy a hearty feast with a starter of Scottish smoked salmon. The MacSween Haggis will be piped in, with a performance of Address to a Haggis, to be served with neeps and tatties, and toasted with drams of Aberfeldy 12 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
There will be a raffle during the evening to raise funds for BAM’s charitable causes, followed by a Chocolate Gateaux dessert, after which the Immortal Memory by Burns will be recited followed by a Toast to the Lassies, then a Reply to the Toast to the Lassies, before the final Burns recital is performed. To end this special night, everyone standing will join in to Auld Lang Syne.
A wine aperitif will be served from 19:00, with dinner and presentations starting at 20:00; international white and red wines will be served throughout the meal, with mineral waters and finishing with coffee and Scottish shortcake. Dress code is black tie / kilt and a touch of tartan for ladies (optional).
The date is Wednesday, January 25, the venue Fairmont Monte Carlo and celebrations start at 19:00. The cost is 125 euros pp.