Burns Suppers celebrate the life, works and spirit of the famed Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796). These celebrations occur near the Bard’s birthday, January 25th.
The first Burns supper was held in July 1801 when nine of Burns’ close friends got together to mark the fifth anniversary of their friend’s death. Taking place at Burns Cottage in Alloway Scotland, his birthplace, the night included a tasty meal (haggis, of course!), performances of Burns’ work and a speech in honor of the great Bard (now known as the Immortal Memory).
The night was such a resounding success they decided to hold it again (this time in honor of Rabbie’s birthday), beginning the tradition enjoyed worldwide to this day.
Typical suppers begin with the reading of the Selkirk Grace, followed by a traditional meal of cock and leaky soup, neeps and tatties, and of course, haggis. Midway through or after the meal several formal toasts are made; a Toast to the Immortal Memory, Toast to the Lassies, Reply to the Toast to the Lassies.
Guests are welcome to read their favorite Burns work as the evening progresses. For those that have chosen the option, scotch tastings will be woven through the evening.
Burns Supper at The Barberry
645 NE 3rd St #100
McMinnville, OR 97128
February 24 th 2018
Starts @ 6pm
- Scotch Eggs
- Cock-A-Leekie Soup
- Neeps and Tatties
- Scottish Roast Chicken
- Meat and Turnip-Clapshot